Agriturismo I Mori Gelsi is charming farmhouse accomodation located in the green heart of Umbria, less than a mile from Torgiano one of the “Borghi Più Bella d'Italia'.
It is situated amidst the vines of the estate of Azienda Vinicola Fattoria Spinola, which produces Grechetto, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Sangiovese Colli Martini wines.
The view from the house is of the vineyards of Fattoria Spinola and in the distance is Torgiano.
The name Spinola refers to last of the Spinola Cardinals who was sent to Perugia by the Pope in 1818.
He bought the 70 acres of land which are still cultivated still today, before leaving it to the uncle of the current owner Fiorbellina's grandfather.
The main building of the fattoria was originally a 13th convent while a private chapel still exists and is consecrated.
Read more about the fascinating history of the Spinola family which can be traced back to the First Crusade a thousand years ago.
Today, Fiorebellina and her family have opened their home to anyone seeking a peaceful and relaxing getaway.
As well as the wine estate, you will find a private garden, swimming pool, wonderful unspoilt country setting panoramic view and WiFi throughout.
The article below was inspired by a journey to Umbria by American food writer and culinary teacher Maria Battaglia. Based in Montefalco, the hometown of Sagrantino wine, she explored the dishes, artistic treasures and the amazing landscapes of the region, as well as experiencing the warmth, charm and hospitality of an Italian boutique hotel, Hotel Villa Pambuffetti.
Montefalco, Umbrian Food, Wine, and Beauty...nel CUORE VERDE D’ITALIA – The Green Heart of Italy
by Maria Battaglia
ll Baio Relais Resort and Natural Spa is a new hotel vacation proposal in Umbria which combines good food with relaxation and staying healthy.
Il Baio offers, therefore, a combination of relais vacation accommodation, on site restaurant, fully equipped health spa, as well as a business and events venue all located in the Umbrian countryside near Spoleto.
The words Baio actually means 'bay' in Italian and is a reference to the origins of the location as breeding stables. A number of the earlier structures have been converted to host visitors.
The large grounds and open spaces still offer the opportunity to take a horse ride and alternative holiday facilities include a pitch & putt golf course, two swimming pools and mountain bikes.
L'Antico Forziere near Deruta is a country house and restaurant converted from a medieval farmhouse.
It is everything you would want from rural accommodation in Umbria with its sturdy wooden beams, large fireplaces, wide stony arches and rich, green garden and has appeared in Italy's finest Home, Garden and Culinary magazines such as “Case & Country”, “Viaggi e sapori”, “Salute e Beauty”, “Bell'Italia”, “Sale & pepe” and “Voyages”.
The L'Antico Forziere is located in Deruta, the Umbria town famous worldwide for its art ceramics.
Deruta is also an ideal base from where to discover Assisi, Perugia, Todi and Spoleto and the rest of the Valle Umbra, in particular the Strada del Sagrantino where you can taste and purchase the Sagrantino and Rosso di Montefalco wines.
Its strategic position allows you to reach all the most important towns of the region very quickly - Assisi (15 min), Spello (15 min), Perugia (10 min) & Todi (15 min).
La Corte del Lupo is refined agriturismo accommodation near Assisi in the heart of the Umbria countryside. More precisely, in the locality of Pertana near Nocera Umbra and the wonderfully green Monte Subasio Park.
The location is stunningly peaceful as you may be able to appreciate from the image gallery below.
The owners have made great efforts to ensure that every aspect of the property utilizes green technologies such as rainwater to irrigate the vegetable garden, recycled paper for all promotional materials and 0km sourcing for other necessities.
In the near future, guests of La Corte del Lupo resort will note bed sheets and towels made of organic cotton, solar power for fully independent energy and the vehicles of the country house using only methane or biodiesel fuels.