Come and discover the haunting beauty of Umbria —
Tuscany’s hidden next door neighbor and the green heart of Italy
The Antica Olivaia farmhouse lies a few kilometers from the enchanting hilltop town of Orvieto in Umbria and this 17th century stone country house is nestled in the middle of a UNESCO protected biosphere where animals roam freely and where olive trees have thrived for hundreds of years.
This quaint bed and breakfast offers its guests a relaxing farm stay along with breathtaking views of Orvieto literally floating atop its ancient tufo rock formation with its imposing cathedral dominating the surrounding countryside and three diverse regions. In fact, Orvieto itself is at a crossroads between three of the most beautiful regions in central Italy – Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany – and this charming, six room country inn is the ideal point from which to discover the extraordinary Italian countryside.
The Antica Olivaia farmhouse is located only fifteen minutes from the main “autostrada” or highway which connects Florence to Rome. From this base, a myriad of medieval towns and enchanting villages are located within easy reach including Civita di Bagnoregio, Bolsena, Todi, Città della Pieve, Montefalco, Spoleto, Perugia, Assisi and Montepulciano.
A vacation at the Antica Olivaia farmhouse will give you the chance to do things you have never done before…..
… a chance to savor traditional cuisine prepared with home grown vegetables, olive oil from the estate and other farm to table delicacies;
… a chance to sip on a cool glass of Orvieto’s famous white wine while you watch the sun set over the green hills in a myriad of colors;
… a chance to truly experience an Umbrian farmhouse in a family atmosphere where you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend;
… a chance to taste the essence of an apricot or a fig picked right off the tree or pop a sun-ripe tomato in your mouth;
… a chance to take a break from everyday city life and literally “unplug” yourself from it all;
… a chance to indulge in the Italian way of life and truly experience the “slow life.”
But, above all, a real chance to rediscover yourself.
So…are you ready to take that chance? Because this farmhouse in Orvieto is waiting for you…..!