Built as a convent during the late Middle-Ages, the Fattoria Spinola was transformed in 1850 by a Cardinal in the Spinola family into an impressive Umbrian farm estate which today comprises 130 hectares of which 100 are cultivated with vineyards, wheat and other agricultural products. Sprawling in the panoramic Tiber River valley at the center of a D.O.C. wine producing region, the Fattoria Spinola will spoil you with their very own Grechetto, a typical white wine, and a delicious red D.O.C. Sangiovese. And during the summer a vast organic vegetable garden is grown and maintained for the host family and guests. All nature of vegetables and aromatic herbs, cultivated without chemical fertilizers or insecticides but with abundant sun, water and love, are placed at your disposal during your stay.
Upon arrival, guests will a “welcome basket” on the kitchen table with all of the necessary provision for an afternoon snack: fresh eggs, homemade salami, biscuits, marmalade, homemade Torgiano honey, tea, coffee, milk and sugar and two bottles of the house wine.
There is still a private consecrated chapel with (damaged) frescoes dating back approximately at the beginning of the fourteenth century for those who want to explore the historical aspect of this property.
This villa is divided into 2 independent apartments, and a detached small independent house nearby for 2 to 4 people. There is the possibility to rent whole property or single units in combination following the number of guests (up to 16).
The country house has been carefully restored and divided vertically into two large, elegant apartments. Each two-story apartment includes three double bedrooms; two bathrooms; a living room; a sitting room with woodstove and double sofa-bed; a large, fully equipped kitchen; and a private gazebo in the garden to enjoy outdoor lunches and dinners. Sunny and peaceful, both apartments have been furnished with care and good taste, using stylish antiques.
Recently restored, il Nido (Italian for “the nest”), is a cottage close to the main farmhouse furnished with traditional antiques. Ideal for hosting two guests, the matrimonial bedroom has an old style canopy bed and is comfortable and quaint. The sunny living room with double sofa-bed contains a dinner nook, and the kitchen is equipped with refrigerator, electric oven and a small dish washer. The large bathroom is handicap accessible, and the cottage’s front is equipped with barbecue, lights, a table and chairs for outdoor meals.
The edenic grounds of the Fattoria Spinola offer ample venues for bike rides and pleasant strolls around the estate. Quiet and serene, you’ll find relaxation is inevitable. During a picnic in the forest of ancient oaks and other typical trees and plants, it is not unusual to see pheasants, hares, quails, foxes, porcupines, owls and other native fauna due to a strictly enforced ban on hunting throughout the estate grounds.
In addition to a superior culinary tradition and an incredible variety of fine wines, Umbria is a region rich in artistic places and masterpieces, in cultural events and entertainment, folk fairs, antique exhibitions, and much more (Umbriajazz, Festival of Spoleto, etc.) At 1 Km from the Agriturismo there is the Torgiano’s Tennis courts, and at about 2 Km. there is the possibility to organise nice horse rides on the fields nearby.
- Umbria; A Travelers Perspective (europeanhomerentals.wordpress.com)