via Fornaci 1/A, Fogliano Redipuglia 34070 Fogliano Redipuglia (Gorizia)
We are in a little corner of paradise and tranquility on the Karst above Gorizia within an environmentally protected area (part of the Natura 2000 network), in a secluded location but just 2 km from the nearest village and with our organic farm we want to offer you a relaxing break linked to a Slow Tourism type of holiday and, above all, a Sustainable Tourism where the guest is aware of environmental aspects, loves the tranquility and the simplicity of things, can savour the area’s culture and history while enjoying pleasing physical activities such as walking, trips by bike and Nordic walking while appreciating healthy eating with organic food and wine and preferring to visit authentic places of interest.
The Parco Rurale “Alture di Polazzo” is the first farm in Friuli Venezia Giulia to have obtained the European Ecology certification ECOLABEL.EU and therefore all eight apartments satisfy the criteria of sustainability and energy efficiency.
The eight apartments are all laid out on the ground floor and consist of a bedroom, bathroom with shower, living room with slatted sofa bed, table and chairs, fully equipped kitchen (stove, refrigerator, pans, dishes, plates, etc.), satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a patio or porch and parking.
The complex has a relaxation area with swimming pool, sun-loungers, solarium and Wi-Fi coverage. There is a barbecue area and, in the case of medium and long stays, visitors may use the laundry room with its washing machine and ecological detergents. For those seeking healing and regenerative trips in natural surroundings can do so on short or more challenging walks, or use the organic farm’s bicycles, following the maps of tracks and trails available from reception. Children can have fun in an area reserved for them with a large playground with slides, swings, 5-a-side soccer pitch, basketball, volleyball and a table-tennis table. For the visitors who own an electric car, the organic farm has laid on parking places equipped for recharging their batteries.
We look forward to welcoming you and getting to know you but we will be especially happy to accompany you in our day-to-day rural family life, visiting parts of the farm and helping you get to know the area with “The Mini Tour of the Karst Villages” visiting places marked by the history and culture of different peoples: the Roman and Habsburg Empires, the Bourbons , World War I and the border area with the former Yugoslavia.
Our facilities, in fact, are very well situated from a logistical perspective in that from the Karst plateau you can reach all the sites of our Region Friuli Venezia Giulia in a maximum of one hour by road as well as neighbouring Slovenia and Venice (an hour by train).
Indeed, we are only 12 km from the border with Slovenia (in an hour on the motorway you can be in Ljubljana), 15 km from the Adriatic coast, but especially just a few kilometres from the prestigious Castles of Miramare and Duino and UNESCO World Heritage towns such as Aquileia, Cividale and Palmanova. Being located in the Karst a visit to fascinating caves such as the Grotta Gigante, the Skocjan Cave Park in Slovenia and the famous caves at Postojna are all a must.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.
A paradise for lovers of nature and history, beautiful place, charming, fabulous, to try.
(Translated with Google Translate)
We booked for a week at the agriturismo. The check in time is until 7 pm, so I wrote to check whether it would be ok for us to arrive at around 8.30 pm as we were arriving from the UK and our flight did not land until the late afternoon. I expressly said that we would not be able to proceed with the booking unless we were allowed a later check in. We were delayed and tried to phone and text to warn our 'hosts' that we would arrive around 8.45/9 pm (hardly the middle of the night). In order to create the least inconvenience we did not stop for supper despite having two young children (3 and five) - when we arrived, we asked very politely whether we could postpone the formalities explanations etc to the morning after since we had been travelling for almost 12 hours and the children were starving. And there, our 'host' was incredibly (and outrageously) rude, complaining that we arrived whatever we wanted we were late that guests always did whatever they wanted etc etc. This despite me saying this had been agreed with his son in advance. The rudeness with which we were met was such that it affected our entire stay. Nobody came to apologise the day after (as we would have expected); I had to contact the owner to ask them whether they wanted to take down our passport details (a legal requirement in Italy), we were never offered the tour of the property etc. As for our stay - the flats are furnished with the basics (two knives for four guests, same with crockery etc) and the sofa bed is incredibly uncomfortable, to the point of making it hard to sleep. The swimming pool is very small (which for us was ok as our children were equally small) and cannot be accessed between 1 and 3 pm (for reasons that are difficult to understand but then again this is a place that seems very keen on 'rules' and treats its guests as a nuisance). On a positive note the location is beautiful and that part of Friuli fascinating - but there are many other agriturismi in the region that might be more welcoming (it is impossible to be less so).
Toller Ort um zur Ruhe zu kommen, sehr net unkomplizierte Menschen. Eigentlich wollen wir gar nichts öffentlich darüber schreiben, damit der Platz so schön und ruhig bleibt wie er ist aber zuliebe des Besitzers muss man einfach Werbung dafür machen!
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