Agriturismo Pulicaro

  • Farm house
Predio Pulicaro 27, Torre Alfina - 01021 Acquapendente - Viterbo - Italy

We cultivate a new love for the land

The farm is located in the heart of dell'Alfina flat, a corner of unspoilt nature of the High Lazio Tuscia on the border between Umbria and Tuscany, between Orvieto and Bolsena Lake, not far from Mount Amiata, the Val d'Orcia and from San Casciano Terme. The farmhouse takes its name from the ancient stone farmhouse, present in cartography since '700 and has always shown with the name of Pulicaio or Pulicaro, due to the abundance of "pulicara" (wild mint) or the presence of water bulicanti (boiling stream-bulicaio-pulicaio), of which the territory is rich.
The house has been carefully restored and now offers rooms and apartments at the agriturismo; It can accommodate, depending on the area, from 2 to 7 up to 25 beds.

Each apartment is furnished with care, in order to recreate a family atmosphere and has a private entrance and a private bathroom. You can choose to stay in apartments (mono or apartments), or in rooms that if necessary can become interconnecting. In addition to their accommodation, guests can take advantage of the large garden and large common rooms: one on the first floor is a large living room with fireplace for relaxing and reading, that the ground floor is derived from the old barn and is dedicated to recreational activities.

The garden has an area of ​​about one hectare and is home to a remarkable variety of flowers and plants, but the most important is certainly the presence of the majestic centuries-old mulberry trees, that can be appreciated especially in summer. Guests are benches, tables, chairs and comfortable outdoor deck; some mountain bikes; barbecue; the old wood-burning oven where they cook bread, pizzas, pastries and so on, rediscovering ancient flavors.

Pulicaro is also working farm. It spreads over about 24 hectares of land: they are partly planted with wheat, barley and herbs, and partly occupied by an olive grove and an orchard of ancient plants varieties. Agricultural production is carried out in total respect for the environment and is focused on the production of extra virgin olive oil, honey, fruits, vegetables and eggs. They also breed farmyard animals in semi-wild in large enclosures that surround orchards, thus ensuring the chickens, geese, turkeys and rabbits plenty of room to move and a natural diet. Finally, ten hectares are left to coppice, where you can find excellent mushrooms and chestnuts, which is used for production of the firewood then used for business needs. In fact the wood boiler, combined with an installation of solar thermal panels, is used for heating of the whole house. Thanks to this system will reduce the consumption of gas up to 80%, dramatically reducing the environmental impact.

In a hilly landscape (550 m asl) between the lake and the mountains, in an area full of natural beauty and art villages, a stay in the structure is ideal for those who want to experience an active holiday, to discover the "pearls" in central Italy, and for those who simply want to relax away from the busy city. The Pulicaro property's position is central with respect to a historical, artistic and cultural heritage of exceptional value.

ACTIVITY 'and SURROUNDINGS

historical and artistic itineraries:
Less than one hour
Umbria: Orvieto - Todi - Città della Pieve.

Lazio:
High Medieval and Renaissance Tuscia Acquapendente - Proceno Civita di Bagnoregio - Montefiascone - Marta - Capodimonte - Bolsena Castiglione in Teverina Viterbo - Bagnaia - Bomarzo
High Etruscan Tuscia Tuscania - Tarquinia - Vulci - Norchia - Blera - Sutri - Ferento - Nepi

Tuscany:
Etruscan and medieval path: Sovana - Sorano - Pitigliano
Path of the Val D'Orcia: Pienza - San Quirico - Montepulciano - Montalcino

At less than 2 hours
Umbria: Perugia - Spoleto - Assisi - Gubbio
Lazio: Rome, Vatican City
Tuscany: Siena - Arezzo-Cortona-Florence

NATURE AND ADVENTURE
The Sasseto forest of Torre Alfina, natural monument
Trekking and cavallonella Natural Reserve of Monte Rufeno
Lake Bolsena and the tour of the Islands
Mountain bike trail "Gran fondo degli Etruschi"
Quad in the Valley of the Badlands (Civita di Bagnoregio)
game reserves and ZAC
Via Francigena
Path of Brigands and the Lamone
Terme (from 20 'to 1h and 15'):
San Casciano dei Bagni - Bagni San Filippo - Bagno Vignoni - Terme dei Papi (Viterbo) - Saturnia.

ENO-GASTRONOMIC TOURS
Territory of the richest in variety of flavors and fragrances, this area includes a wide variety of events, such as festivals and taste fairs, including:

Goose Festival in Canino Corby - end of June
Feast of the Marsh (typical grape) Martha - late July
wine festival in Castiglione in Teverina - early August
Festival of ribs in Trevinano - early August
red garlic festival of Proceno - early August
Festival of whitefish in capodimonte - early August
Festival of pappardelle with wild boar in Torre Alfina - mid-August
Festival of the lentils of Onano - mid-August
Feast of the peasant and artisan culture to Acquapendente - late August
"Orvieto with taste" - first week of October
San Martino mushrooms and wine in Castiglione in Teverina - mid-November

City Wine
Orvieto - Montefiascone - Pitigliano - Montepulciano - Montalcino;

Musical events
Umbria Jazz Winter in Orvieto - New Year
Torre Alfina Blues Festival - late July

Folklore events
Mid-May Festival and Pugnaloni Acquapendente - III Sunday of May
Bridges in Time in Torre Alfina - The Sunday of September
Corpus from Orvieto to Bolsena - June 13
Mysteries of Santa Cristina in Bolsena - July 23

CONVENTIONS: the farmhouse guests have free access to the pool of sporting clubs located 5 minutes from the house, and also have some discounts at the beach "Riva Verde" Lake Bolsena (VT) and at the spa "Fonteverde SPA Resort "in San Casciano dei Bagni (SI).

Ecosustainability

  • 100% renewable energy
  • Organic or Local Food
  • Car-free accessibility
  • Ecological cleaning products
  • More than 80% waste recycling
  • Energy saving lights
  • Green building
  • Solar thermal panels for hot water
  • Water flow reducers
  • Recovery & reuse of rainwater
  • Promoting "eco" activities
  • Recycled paper
  • Towel change on request
  • High efficiency boiler > 90%
  • Supporting the local economy
  • Motion sensors lights
  • Regional Food
  • Geothermal Heating

Service

  • Private bathroom
  • Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Organic garden
  • Bicycles
  • Ecotourism itineraries
  • Pool
  • Wellness center
  • Accessibility
  • Small pets allowed
  • Child & Family Friendly
  • Garden
  • Pets allowed
  • Credit card
  • Hairdryer
  • Barbecue
  • Highchair
  • Crib
  • Parking
  • Educational farm
  • Vegetarians meals
  • Reading room
  • Play area for children
  • Artisanal products for sale
  • Restaurant
  • Own entrance

Theme

  • Romantic escape
  • Natural Park
  • Countryside & farm

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