When and how to visit La Fattoria dell’Autosufficienza
La Fattoria dell’Autosufficienza can be visited from May to October by individuals, families and groups. From the entrance of the agritourism we will climb up to the Food Forest and the terraces cultivated with aromatic herbs, going past the beehives and the henhouse in our way up. We will show you the swales and the water system of the Farm. From the top of the hill we will be able to have a good view on the fields cultivated with ancient grains, as well as cherry trees and many other varieties of fruit trees.
In our way back, it will be possible to see our traditional Yurt, the Temple, the agricamping and the cellar where seeds, harvested potatoes, apples and pears are stored. We will go through the dry-stone walls and the synergistic vegetable garden before crossing the street and visiting the terraces where multiple species are grown together (vines, fruit trees, berries, aromatic herbs and vegatables) and the market garden.
During the last part of the visit we will go inside the agritourism to show you the hemp lime and earthen plasters, the big storage heating stove with double-flame shape, the radiant heating system with capillary tubes, the pieces of furniture made of natural wood and, overall, a class “A” building constructed with only natural materials.
Finally, we will offer you tea and cookies in our organic shop, where it’s possible to buy some of our products and books on self-sufficiency and permaculture.
Visit days and hours
The whole visit lasts around one hour and a half and takes place on a medium difficulty trail. The visit can be combined with lunch in the restaurant of our agritourism.
• Every Saturday and Sunday from May to October at 3:30 p.m. ONLY on reservation and if the weather conditions are not adverse
• Everyday from May to October ONLY on request and on reservation for groups of minimum 8 people
Rules to be respected during the visit
At La Fattoria dell’Autosufficienza every activity that could harm or damage vegetation or animals of the Farm is strictly forbidden. In particular, it’s not allowed picking flowers, plants or fruits, walking outside the trails, climbing on trees or engaging in any other dangerous activity.
At the Farm we’ve got two tamed males of Maremma Sheepdog that go around freely and that are harmless towards dogs which are used to stay with other dogs. However, if attacked, they can react and become dangerous. During the visit it will also be possible to run into peacocks, hens and turkeys, so it’s necessary for your dogs to be leashed.
• During the visit it’s allowed to take pictures and make videos
• Kids are welcome, but only if accompanied by an adult person. In any case, please remember that this visit is thought to be addressed to adults.
• It’s advisable to wear hiking boots or sneakers
• If you are interested in having lunch at the resaturant it’s necessary to make a reservation.
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