IL Fontanaro, the country slow living in Italy: Holiday Villas, Organic Olives & Grape Estate and Culinary School
The Country slow Living estate has four luxury locations, and can accommodate up to 40 persons. They are: Fontanaro, Tartagli, Fontegirasole and Fonte Cicerum. The main farm house, Fontanaro, was built in 1893, beautifully restored with modern comforts and is where the cooking classes and wine and olive oil tastings take place. It is surrounded by a large grass lawn with lemon trees, an extensive collection of old English roses, a great variety of many flowers and a vegetable garden. There is a bread oven, a Weber barbecue and a large private Infinity swimming pool with high-performance salt chlorinator (14 x 6m- 46 x 19,6ft ) with a maxi Jacuzzi. There are other two historical stone villas, one with five apartments, Fontegirasole, and the other one, Villa Fonte Cicerum is a private luxury rental home. Another maxi villa divided in three apartments that is the closer to the village of Paciano. All villas have an infinity eco salty swimming pool and access to an organic kitchen garden.
There are few places where you can find serenity, explore medieval hill towns, Etruscan art, and historic cities, and enjoy great food and extraordinarily welcoming hosts. Fontanaro offers all that and much more and features a beautifully restored two story stone farmhouse with two separate luxury villas. Located in Umbria, “the green heart of Italy” on the border of Tuscany, “the property is set on 40 acres with 2.200 olive trees and a small vineyard of old Sangiovese and Grechetto grapes.
The Fonte Cicerum Villa is 360 mq, can be rented as a whole accommodating up to 10 guests in 4 double rooms with bathrooms, two of them with Cromotherapy lights. Relax rooms with large fireplaces, a library with a wide range of 600 books, pergolas, stone bread oven, barbecue, outdoor and indoor dining rooms is just some of what you can expect.
The farm produces white and red wine, organic extra virgin olive oil that has been recognised all over the world (in New York with the Silver medal at the 2014 world competition), saffron and organic raw honey.
Address: Vocabolo Montanaro 64, 06060 Paciano, Italy
Tel: (+39) 338 733 88 69 (+39) 338 740 88 84 www.countryslowliving.com
Style: Slow Living Luxury Villas
Rooms: 4 luxury locations
Airport: Perugia (50 mins.) / Pisa (2.15hrs) / Firenze (1.45hr) / Roma Fiumicino (2hrs) / Roma Ciampino (2.20hrs)
Breakfast: Yes, a welcome self-catering breakfast