“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
The choice is infinite and it’s all yours. Depending on the type of vacation you seek, the number and diversity of the activities available to you are countless.
For those who love history and art, the medieval and Renaissance towns and museums are limitless and all are within a 10 to 30 minute drive. Rome and Florence can easily be reached by a regional train or by car and are both excellent one day trips. The Orvieto train station is only 10 minutes away from Antica Olivaia with quick connections to major cities and other smaller towns.
For those who love nature, you need not even leave the farmhouse, which stretches out over 7 hectares (circa 17 acres) of fertile land, forests, olive groves and a huge reed grove. If you do choose to go out and beyond, the Alviano WWF bird oasis is nearby as well as dozens of mountain trekking routes around the house and the Monte Peglia area located right behind the estate.
For sports lovers, mountain bikes can be rented nearby and our swimming pool is only 2 steps away. Professional biking routes and a few water sports (including boating on Lake Bolsena or spelunking in La Foce del Diavolo) are all within a close distance.
For foodies, informal cooking classes are offered on site and cheese, olive oil and wine tastings can be organized within easy reach of our farm. Local products can also be purchased (pecorino, caprino, ricotta, olive oil, jams).
For music lovers, Umbria is the heart of the Jazz Festival in Italy which takes place in Orvieto every December (usually 27 December to 01 January).
For spa and relaxation lovers, a massage on our terrace or in your room is available upon request and several famous thermal baths and spas are nearby.