Via M. Federici, 15, 19020 Beverino (La Spezia)
The farm is situated in Beverino, in the heart of the lower Val di Vara, 15 mins from La Spezia, 30 mins from the beautiful Cinque Terre, from romantic Portovenere, the poetic Lerici and the historical Sarzana.
La Giara was opened by Rita, raised in one of the most striking areas in Liguria, who dreamt of returning to a simple lifestyle in close contact with the nature of her childhood. She bought and renovated an old 19th farmhouse, keeping the original portal stones in sandstone and the wooden beamed ceilings.
Her choice can be seen in her total adoption of permaculture, lovingly tending to her land in perfect harmony with the surrounding environment.
The symbol of permaculture is the woods, where each element is closely linked to the other in perfect equilibrium.
Guests are offered accommodation in 6 comfortable bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms including one equipped for the disabled.
The rooms come complete with hairdryer, full set of towels, sheets and blankets.
The agriturismo raises farmyard animals and goats to meet its everyday needs.
It also breeds Falabella miniature horses. Originally from Argentina, they are very good natured, graze in the fields and are a delight to children.
The family breeds Certosini "della Giara" cats, which are extremely sweet, good tempered and make perfect family pets!
In addition to a small production of excellent extra-virgin olive oil, which can be tasted by guests, the farm uses synergistic methods to cultivate vegetables and cereals (general vegetables, potatoes, spelt and corn) in the greenhouses and fields, as well as native fruit (plums, prunes, apples and pears) which the owner makes into tasty jams.
For dinner, the restaurant offers a range of dishes including testaroli pasta with pesto, with mushroom sauce or simply with oil and cheese, served hot with a selection of cold cuts, soft spreadable cheeses and savoury pies made with seasonal vegetables, fresh pasta, meat roasted on a grill and homemade cakes.
The favourable position of the agriturismo means guests can easily reach the Riviera di Levante with its beautiful towns (Tellaro, Fiascherino, Lerici, S. Terenzo, La Spezia and Portovenere) and the magnificent "Cinque Terre" with its villages built on the cliff face overlooking the sea (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso).
What’s more, for mountain biking tourists, this place and the whole “Upper and Lower Val di Vara" area is full of handy and peaceful itineraries for discovering the old architecture, landscapes and the perfect balance between man and nature.
Beverino is a small valley with a splendid 12 Km trail (hilly) to be followed on foot, on mountain bikes or horseback through woodlands, villages, rivers and fields.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.
Up to 15
Please to meet you, my name is Rita Pascotto and I am 59 years old.
The photo is of me and my daughter, Michela
I have been working here for 15 years along with my children.
As well as we cook for the guests, we welcome the guests, we take care of the crops.
It was a desire to to change my life which led me to run an agriturismo.
Our guests especially appreciate the warm family welcome.
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