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Le Farnie

Altomonte (Cosenza)

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In brief

  • Type: Bedroom (4),
  • Guests: 10
  • Map: Hills

The agriturismo

Le Farnie is located at 350 m above sea level, in the hills of Altomonte, Calabria. It is located near the Pollino National Park, between the Apennines, the Ionian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Hospitality is offered in a late 19th century farmhouse restored and furnished with period furniture that overlooks a large and panoramic portico. The cuisine is based on traditional dishes: in the expert cookers of Altomonte they propose recipes learned from their mothers and grandmothers. The ingredients are of the highest quality, almost all of which come from our own organic production or from local producers. For all the preparations we use only extra virgin olive oil from our own artisan oil mill.

The accommodation

The farmhouse is situated on the hills of Altomonte, in Calabria, between the Nathional Park of Pollino, the Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas. It is an organic farm and produces extra-virgin olive oil in its own artisan olive press. Hospitality is offered in an old farmhouse built at the end of the 1800s and now entirely renovated. Guests are accommodated in an old farmhouse that has been entirely renovated, furnished with antiques and opens onto a portico with a panoramic view. Guest accommodation consists of five bedrooms with bath en suite; meals can be taken in a restaurant that seats fifty persons and has a large fireplace. Guests can enjoy good, traditional food (book in advance). Among the renowned and tasty dishes are "lagane e ciciri" (hand-made pasta with vegetables), "zafarani crushki" (crisp peppers), wild chicory soup, home-made flour gnocchi with rag├╣ and farmhouse chicken en casserole with wild origanum. Guests can also take part in the everyday activities on the farm: for example, olive-picking and helping to produce extra-virgin olive oil in the farm's own artisan olive press; or preparing vegetables in oil, jam and marmalade. You can also take courses in cookery or agriculture. Or you can enjoy walks or go for rides on a mountain bike; and play bowls or table tennis.

Activities and surrounding

The farm, organically grown, produces extra virgin olive oil in its own mill. It is located in an area particularly suited for the production of quality oil: there are currently about 3000 olive trees in cultivation (our cultivars are: rotondella (or roggianese); carolea; coratina; nocellara messinese; cassanese). In addition, a family orchard, a seasonal vegetable garden and an artichoke garden are cultivated. "L 'Antico Frantoio del Castello' (registered trademark) is an integral part of the farm and its production of extra virgin olive oil has handed down a family tradition that began in 1909. The original location of the oil mill was for almost a century in the basement of the Castle of Altomonte (hence the name of the brand). In 1994 the mill was moved to new premises on the farm, entirely renovated and equipped according to the latest regulations on production, packaging and food hygiene. The mill mills olives from the Altomonte countryside, hand-picked from the tree when they have not yet reached full maturity and processed within 24 hours. The transformation is carried out with the traditional system of grindstones in granite and with a single cold pressing. The extra virgin olive oil produced in this way, besides having a low acidity, has excellent gustatory and olfactory characteristics thanks to its richness of aromas and the characteristic fruity taste.

Services

Available services

Restaurant
Internet
Pets allowed

Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.

Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.

Pets allowed

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Small caged animals

Size/gender of dogs

  • Small (under 10 kg)
  • Medium (10 kg - 25 kg)
  • Large (25 kg - 45 kg)

Allowed in

  • Accommodation
  • Public areas

Safety

  • Only well-behaved, supervised animals

Services

  • Bowls for food and water
Sport and leisure
  • Bike rental
Classes
  • Cooking classes
Typical products on sale
Attractions and activities in the surrounding area
  • Theme Parks and Water Parks
  • Nature Reserves
  • Museums and galleries
  • Artistic and historical sites
  • Spa
Sport and activities in the surrounding area
  • Hiking
  • Bird watching

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  • 10
    "Amazing"

    "charming place"

    03/31/2017

    We were looking for a place to spend a quiet day. We found a lovely place where we were pampered, fed and informed as best we would not have imagined. Awakening in an oasis of peace was accompanied by a memorable breakfast.
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    • Stay: 7/2016
    Agriturismo Le Farnie answers
    Dear Philip, makes us very happy to know that he had left in you a thing so beautiful. Thank you. Carla.
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  • 9
    "Excellent"

    "Welcome friends"

    03/31/2017

    The property meets fully the information. Just as the image implies the accommodation is actually. The rooms are large, clean and with great balcony anticipate, overlooking the olive trees and the valley. So beautiful, so quiet, so peaceful that you will also like there to explore rather than the environment. Upon our arrival, we received upon prior request various antipasti, fresh, extensive, with water and wine. And Carla was very warm and friendly with advice and support available when it came to excursions and route planning to explore Calabria.
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    • Stay: 7/2016
    Agriturismo Le Farnie answers
    Dear friends
    we are happy you enjoyed in our little place and you have had with us quiet moments
    Thank you for your positive comment and to remind us with such friendship
    Ciao Carla

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Le Farnie
Altomonte (Cosenza)

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