- Kibò Farm, Sicily -www.kibofarm.com
- An independent, family-owned
and operated organic farm which has been in the Di Salvo family
for four generations. Accommodation is original and rustic,
with thick stone walls, traditional wooden roof beams, and hand-laid
plaster. It features two private, eco-cottages catering for 6/7
or 4/6 people respectively. The Di Salvo family run all aspects
of the farm from pruning trees to creating product designs, and
follow a green ethos in business and in life. They have
a firm belief that nothing should be wasted and a natural balance
with your environment must be maintained. They offer organic
cooking courses, organic gardening courses, textile design courses
(great for those who might want to make their own clothes), and
watercolor for those who want to capture the beauty and experience
on canvas. Photo copyright of Kibo Farm.
- Lavanda Blu, Le Marcheé -http://lavandablu.com
- Agriturismo apartments or bed
and breakfast on a small restored organic farm that produces
lavender and olive oil. Located just twenty minutes from the
beach and close to the beautiful art cities of Fermo and Ascoli
Piceno, the farm is set on a panoramic hillside overlooking a
peaceful valley with a view of the Sibillini Mountains. Owners
Hans and Elisabetta Hans are working hard to have a minimum impact
on the environment, and work closely with other people in the
area on environmental issues, supporting the local economy, promoting
local traditional and organic products. The farm is run on sustainable
agriculture principles, using the leftovers from olive oil production
for heating and harvesting precious rainwater.
- Located in an area of outstanding
natural beauty, a choice of two farmhouses around a shared swimming
pool, and enjoying spectacular views over Pisa. They aim to reduce
their carbon footprint with electricity from solar power, collection
of rainwater for irrigation, wood-fuelled heating and recycling.
The owners also offer guests free organic fruits, vegetables
and herbs from their own land, according to what is in season.
della Valle Nuova,
A charming country house in a 185-acre organic farm set
in in a landscape of rolling hills, rich in wild flora and fauna,
and protected ancient oakland. They grow their own wheat, fruit
and vegetables and raise cattle, pigs and poultry with 100 per
cent natural feed. They make our own bread and pasta, jams and
wine, and in autumn there are truffles from the woods.Guests
can swim in a solar powered pool.
- Poderi Archangelo, Sienna, Tuscany -http://www.poderiarcangelo.it
- Four farmhouses on an organic
farm in a small Tuscan village. The farm is strictly organic,
producing DOCG Chianti and high quality extra virgin olive oil.
The houses are all beautifully restored and enjoy shared pools.
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