We are at Monte del Lago, on the shore of Lake Trasimeno, in the heart of Umbria. We produce very high quality EVO Oil. Come to see us or contact us! The Fattoria and its Shop are open all year round for visits, tastings, purchases and shipping.
The Olive Mill works flat out between mid-October and early December, the period of olive harvesting and pressing. In this season we love sharing with our guests the warm, changing autumnal colours, demonstrating our olive harvesting techniques, letting them taste the newly-produced oil and smell the intense notes of it, and letting them experience the industrious peace of the Umbrian countryside.
The recent restructuring of the Fattoria allows us to welcome guests in the winter as well, in the warm, comfortable tasting area, enjoying the view of the lake while sitting comfortably in a typically Umbrian room in stone and wood. Between January and April we explain and demonstrate the ancient techniques of olive-tree pruning which have made olive production possible.
In springtime, the time of rebirth, we go back to enjoying our enchanting terrace jutting out above the lake. In the warmth of the early sun we can let ourselves get carried away by the colours of the almond trees in bloom, the perfume of the new buds and the pleasure of a tasting in the open air. In May and June the Fattoria is surrounded by the jubilation of the colours of the Umbrian countryside: in addition to the majesty of the roses there is the red of the poppies, the violet of the mallows, the yellow of the sunflowers, the gold of the young grain, the white of the olive flowers… nature fills our eyes, we treat our palates.
We don’t stop even in summer, when the oil completes its natural filtering thanks to the rising temperature and achieves its maximum expression. In the cool of the breezy terrace and the museum section with the millstones and the Ziraia, we tell our stories and listen to yours in the enjoyment of the simple, essential beauty that Nature gives us.