|In the heart of Umbria, only four kilometres from Deruta, reached by a road through the woods, the ANTICA FATTORIA DEL COLLE rises on a little hill surrounded by the green of olive groves, vineyards, fields of wheat and sunflowers, with its two stone and brick Perugian farmhouses dating from last century, which have been fully and skillfully restored.
In this oasis of peace and quiet , guests can discover the rhythms of the countryside, together with that memory of smells, tastes and mental images hidden within each of us, only awaiting the right moment to spring to mind.
According to choice, the ANTICA FATTORIA DEL COLLE provides either rooms or mini-apartments with cooking facilities, all of wich have their own entrance, own bathroom with shower, heating and all necessary linens.
At the Fattoria, you can alternate amusement and rest (or study) with a swim in the pool on its terrace tucked between an olive grove above and the vineyard below, play bowls or go walking or riding on mountain-bikes along the little unpaved country roads. If you need more, there is also ping-pong, billards, a well-stocked library and-for those who cannot do without-even TV.
Afterwards, near our farmhouse, there is the possibility for horse riding lovers to enjoy some riding around our country-side and if necessary take lessons.
In the evenings guests read, talk or play cards in one of the two sitting rooms, perhaps in front of the fire, or else can go to one of many country festivals "sagre paesane", which include plays or musical evenings.
At the table, besides tasty and genuine "classical" dishes, you can discover old regional recipes, not only Umbrian, utilizing almost exclusively farm products, and all bearing witness to the philosophy that food should be a joy to the spirit, as well as to the eye and stomach.