Via San Lorenzo 19 - entrata Centro Ippico San Lorenzo 10 mtr. più avanti., 02040 Roccantica (Rieti)
The middle age archaeological town Roccantica is situated on the top of the hills in the region of Sabina on the foot of the mountain chain Apennine. Here in the country sides full of olive plantations and vineyards on a land of 25 hectares was created the Holiday Farm.
Elsebeth Faerch - Montanarella born in Copenhagen (DK), widow of Adm. Marco Montanarella. I feel European, studied business and economics and English and French respectively in London and Paris. My fortune was to meet Marco in France. We have both worked for NATO for 25 years posted in several NATO countries. An enchanting experience to work in an international atmosphere, which has given me the opportunity to know and understand the different mentalities and cultures.
After retirement we decided to live in the nature with the animals as a consequence was created the “Agriturismo – Centro Ippico San Lorenzo”
It is my pleasure to receive the holiday guests and make them acquainted with the fascinating Sabina, the habits the history and the local cooking.
After reconstruction of the old stable and farm house it is now a comfortable mansion, which consist of six double rooms and a small flat (all with private bathroom), furnished with ancient furniture and some with modern; two spacious living rooms with open fire, a library well equipped with books in several languages and a large country kitchen.
Moreover a swimming pool surrounded with green lawns and flowers, is available only for the guests. During the warm season breakfast and meals are served under one of the spacious porches, where also an outdoor barbecue and a wooden oven is available the latter for pizza and homemade bread.
The farm produces natural products as vine, oil, vegetables, fruit; and prepares its own jam and the famous Italian liqueur “Lemoncello”.
San Lorenzo has also a Horse Riding School, 2 jumping fields, 40 boxes and an agreeable Club House. Horse riding lessons by a Federal Instructor or accompanied rides in the country sides can be arranged.
San Lorenzo organizes
- Guided visits to the historical sites around as well as to Rome, Perugia, Viterbo etc. Also to the interesting places closer by as: The abbey of Farfa, Sanctuary of Greccio (the walk of S. Francesco), the lake Pieduluco.
- Guided walks in the mountains Monte S. Giovanni - Monte Pizzuto.
- Massage and Zone Reflection by Professional Therapists.
- Course of ceramic (ancient method of creating terracotta)
- Cooking lessons: a basic knowledge of the most traditional Italian cooking.
- Italian Lessons.
The local inhabitants still respects the ancient traditions and organize many fairs and festivals.
If desired, a program for a week may be proposed.
to have known this farm and its owner Elisabeth was simply FABULOUS, a corner of paradise a stone's throw from home, in an atmosphere of serenity 'and peace, complemented by kindness and hospitality' exquisite.
I would advise everyone to try it if you are looking for the most complete relaxation and a very kind multilingual hostess.
We left after a week with tears in our eyes, that was a great experience.
If you read this comment, Elisabeth, many dear greetings from Massimo, Stella and, in a special way from Doru!!!!!!
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We lived in the apartment and took care of ourselves. Elisabeth is an extremely friendly and helpful assistant who has always helped us with any questions or requests. We felt like at home - at a stable celebration we were also invited as guests. The riding lessons were wonderful and a rider with knowledge of English was immediately taken care of for better communication. The apartment was clean, the beds comfortable and if you needed anything else (e.g. kitchen utensils), Elisabeth was immediately of help. She was also always competent and helpful when it came to questions about shopping or a trip to Rome. We enjoyed the holiday there very much. Thank you for your great hospitality.
Johanna and Eva from Germany
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Elisabeth is a very caretaking hostess. We loved her cooking and the environment with all horses, hens, dogs and cats. We slept in a comfortable bed and had a nice bathroom. We can with ease stay there again :-)
Pleased to meet you, I am Elisabeth and I am 68 years old.
I have been doing this job for 23 years
On this farm I am responsible for the following activities: i welcome the guests, i am responsible for communication, i rear the animals.
It was a desire to to meet new and interesting people all the time which led me to run an agriturismo.
Our guests especially like the warm family welcome.