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The history of the farm “Fonte Vinaglia”

The history of the farm “Fonte Vinaglia”

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We are in Orzale, one of the 16 villages that make up the enchanting Valle di Chio in Castiglion Fiorentino. “The farm – says Manuela – was bought by my father Vasco in the ’60s.” “So many memories!” He added, after a smile. Was little more than a child when he and his family ran around in the woods in search of the most beautiful chestnut. Tireless, then, he always wanted to “help” the family in the olive harvest. Years went by and Manuela becomes a young woman. And “Fonte Vinaglia”, hand in hand, it becomes the location for both volleyball matches for the dances last year with friends. “Preparations – continued – began several months before.” We arrive in 2000 and it was decided together with her husband Roberto of transforming the old cottage into something more. A year later founded the farm “Fonte Vinaglia”. “This has been possible – says Manuela – why always work on the family farm that produces, among other things, extra virgin olive oil. The brand ‘Ziro’, organic olive oil is marketed since 2011″. So there is no farm without a farm behind you talking about the environment, traditions and memories of a past flourishing and thriving. “But not enough!” He points out. While Manuela attended courses in marketing, psychology, cuisine and hospitality, her husband Roberto participates in that on the oil produced by the Region of Tuscany. “For us – add unison – this adventure really represented a leap in the dark. It is for this reason that we have attended numerous courses organized by various associations and organizations. Today to move forward you have to be informed and competent leaving nothing to chance. In particular we treat, and our children Linda and Dario give us a big hand, even the IT and multimedia”. Months of sacrifice, thus leading to the capture of 3 ears, the highest honor for a country inn. The cottage, which can accommodate up to 8 people and is on two floors, has maintained the charm of the Tuscan style. “For the furnishings we have recovered old family furniture” says Manuela. The exterior, then, is a riot of colors and scents. Apart from a lush garden with herbs and a swimming pool with panoramic views, the property is surrounded by olive groves, woods and chestnut trees. “For those who want privacy – says Roberto – ‘Fonte Vinaglia’ is the perfect place!” “Living here – more – means tasting Tuscany in the most true and easier.” And when you think about the “flavor”, taste, thought is excellent cuisine Tuscan-Castiglione. “When – says Manuela – my mother-in-law Anna gets the kitchen is really breathes an air of celebration. Indeed, while ‘pull’ the dough guests begin to photograph”. And with a glass of wine and a plate of noodles, born and strengthens friendship. All this is “Fonte Vinaglia”. Here time seems never before.

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