WE WIN 2020 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARD!!!
We are proud to announce La Fonte has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner.
The award is based on outstanding 2019 Traveler Reviews!
We thank all the customers who have written a review on TripAdvisor for the important contribution!
These certificates of esteem are the lifeblood of our work and of our daily commitment.
2020 TRAVELLER REVIEW AWARD
We are happy and honored for the 2020 Traveller Review Award by booking.com which recognizes the exceptional level of hospitality of the structure to which it is awarded!
We therefore thank our guests for the amazing reviews on booking.com that let us reach this important milestone!
HEATHROW (LONDON) – PERUGIA FLIGHTS
In July and August, three times a week!!
On Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
Would you like to fly to Perugia even if you’re not English? Heathrow is a perfect stopover for many international and intercontinental flights!
Reaching us will be even easier!
MASTER ARTISANS PACKAGE
Half day tour to delve into the artisan tradition of Umbrian fabrics and artistic windows. Admire firsthand the art of traditional Umbrian fabrics with its manual weaving of medieval and Renaissance drawings. Enjoy observing the hand painting and firing of artistic stained glass windows.
A FASCINATING EXPERIENCE!
For more info contact us: [email protected] or 0039 339 4051330!
WINE TASTING WEEKEND
On request, we have a wine tasting route ready for you: three typical Umbrian wine shops, close to each other, located in the
historic center of Perugia!
A unique opportunity to sample a wide selection of Italian and Umbrian red and white wines. Choose the wines that tickle your palate or follow the personalized tips from the sommelier!
Each of the shops also offers an excellent cuisine, so no worries concerning your hunger!
For more info and costs: [email protected] | T. 0039 339 4051330
LA FONTE OIL TASTINGS
Our guests can book for lunch or dinner an oil tasting that in the Autumn-Winter period includes: “Bruschetta La Fonte” and traditional “legumi soup”
A MOUTH-WATERING MEAL!
For more info contact us: [email protected] or 0039 339 4051330!
WE’LL FETCH AND TAKE YOU BACK TO THE AIRPORT
Shuttle service! The San Francesco International Airport is near the farm, just 14 km away, with flights to and from London, Malta, Vienna, Rotterdam, Brussels, Tirana, Milan, Catania. Upon arrival and departure a shuttle service from/to the airport will be available upon request.
HEIGH SPEED TRAINS – FRECCIAROSSA
Quickly and comfortably, come to our holiday farm from Milan, Reggio Emilia, Bologna or Florence!!
Milan – Perugia 3h 15′
Reggio Emilia – Perugia 2h 40′
Bologna – Perugia 2h 15′
Florence – Perugia 1h 30′
Upon arrival and departure a shuttle service from/to the train station will be available upon requests!
FREE WELCOME BUFFET
Upon your arrival you will find a rich free buffet waiting for you, especially made with locally grown, organic, homemade products coming directly from our own garden!
Jam, yogurt and homemade cakes, fruit baskets and tomatoes from our garden, eggs, pecorino cheese, salami, one bottle of wine and a taste of our extravirgin olive oil! And, should you feel for eating a little something during your stay, don’t worry: you can go by yourself in the garden to pick what you like and ask fresh yogurt, cake and jam for free, during your whole stay with us!
the olive harvest
As every year the olive harvest is approaching…
We really care about this activity.
We care a lot because it’s a family activity!
We care a lot because with harvested olives we produce our delicious extra virgin olive oil!
The oil to be extra virgin must have an acidity index between 0 and 0.8%. La Fonte oil has an acidity index of 0.01%.
We care a lot because the olive grove, with the 400 olive trees, is in the farmhouse near the apartments.
And we care a lot because our customers can follow all the phases of the collection, visit with us the mill and taste our oil!
In the photo, Paola during the harvest.
The poetry of cloths drying in the sun!
An Italian habit that is handed down from generation to generation. A tradition that has not only characterized the alleys of the historic centers of our cities, but also has had so much space in Italian cinema and, for a long time, in our imaginary.
Threads lying between the buildings and moved by pulleys or protruding from balconies to let cloths have enough space to be moved by the wind and to be warmed up by the sunlight.
Tablecloths, sheets, pillowcases, freshly washed clothes color the buildings facades, old alleys, courtyards and farmyards.
At La Fonte, we kept this tradition alive!
We made a large wooden drawer above the English lawn. The wires are long and spaced and the colorful towels swaying in the wind give a sense of joy and peace!
This task is a sunny day routine in the farmhouse life.
We have a lot of space and we know that the cloths drying in the sun have a particular scent that cannot be reproduced indoors or with the help of a dryer. A more intense scent that enhances soap…!
One of the most important jobs during the fall includes all the activities dedicated to wood.
Marco has already stacked 600 tons of wood!
He made two paddles, one of branches and one of logs.
The two paddles are located outside the view of the apartments near the large plowed field, which will be grown in hay.
Do you remember? We wrote a post a few weeks ago about this field.
The branches will be cut during the long drying process.
Instead the logs will first be split into four parts and then cut into strains that will be stacked drying in an outdoor woodshed.
The outdoor woodshed is in the farmhouse area adjacent to the one dedicated to our beautiful courtyard animals: goats, geese, ducks, chickens and guinea fowl!
Wood will then be used for fireplace, stove, wood oven and barbecues.
LARGE PLOWED FIELD TO BE GROWN IN HAY
September is the month of transition from summer 🌞 to autumn 🍂.
The pool is still running and open spaces are still green, but at the same time we start preparing for autumn and the next season.
Marco has already plowed a large field that is located inside the farmhouse, outside the view of the apartments, but easily reachable with a walk in the green.
This field, today only moved ground clots, will be grown in hay.
We’ll have a nice green lawn in April and the first cut of hay in May!
And then… hay ballets for our beautiful horses!
Horses that our clients often see walking and trotting among the olive trees of the farmhouse!