A splendid 16th Century farmhouse surrounded by hundreds of ancient olive trees which deliver an absolutely unique olive oil (it is the house speciality). There is also a beautiful garden and the South’s first three artificial lakes are nearby, with herons, hawks and migratory birds often stopping by. The interior has vaulted ceilings, heirloom furniture from a family which dates back to the turn of the century, and two rooms that constitute an independent apartment. Charm is all around.
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Larino – Roman amphitheatre, Ducal Palace and Romanesque Cathedral; Guardialfiera – the lake and forest; Agnone – the old Marinelli bell factory and museum, the 13 churches, the Di Nucci dairy, the Venetian quarter; Matrice – Santa Maria della Strada; Petrella Tifernina – Romanesque church – crypt of the Templars; Pietrabbondante – the Sannitico amphitheatre; Castelli Molisani Campobasso, Termoli, Tufara, Macchia Valfortore, Castropignano, Gambatesa; Civitacampomarano, Macchiagodena, Fornelli fortified village and the towers of Colletorto and Riccia. Venafro, Gambatesa and Civitacampomarano, Termoli – the cathedral, the old town. Sepino, the remains of the old Altilia Sannitica caravan park on the trail that used to run from Puglia to the Abruzzo National Park.
Visits to the property’s oil mill, with explanations of the extra virgin olive oil production process, conservation and packaging. Guided tasting of the oils of the region by an expert taster, together with all the oils produced on site, organic olives, olive paté and semi-dried tomatoes. Cooking classes, watercolour painting classes, yoga classes. Walks through the countryside either on foot, horseback or with the property’s jeep.