Agriturismo Le Mole sul Farfa
A simple, rustic, ecologically sound and thoroughly enchanting guesthouse set into a glorious hillside with wide views across the valley.
No television here – the nightingale accompanies your dreams. Outside there is a very good pool in the hillside garden, surrounded by white parasols and loungers. Take a beer from the fridge and a good book, and forget about work…
There is frequent and inexpensive access from regional as well as major airports and direct train straight from the airport (no changing in central Rome). It’s all so easy! This is an undiscovered and unspoilt area of rural Italy just one and a half hours away from Rome’s largest airport.
Both owners are passionate vegetarian cooks, using local ingredients to create their own take on traditional dishes. Homemade pasta, the best local bread, Elisabeth’s homemade jams, excellent house wine, dessert to die for… Their four course dinners are something to build up to and then relish, lingering into the night.
There are some lovely walks close by, for those who would like to set out into the countryside – fabulous climb into the high meadows of the Sabina to the north, or a more gentle woodland stroll to the settlement of Castelnuovo di Farfa.
Make sure you visit the olive grove which surrounds the large Roman villa on the land of the farm. Some of the trees are of enormous antiquity, and recent tests by the Institute of Vegetal Genetics, Spoleto have shown that these trees are unique varieties. It is tempting (and possible) to conclude that the oil from these trees – unblended by the purist owner, Stefano, is as close as one might get to the taste of ancient Rome – eating history!