REMOTE WORKING AMIDST NATURE AT FATTORIA DEL COLLE
The Wi-Fi has been boosted in the villas, apartments and rooms to allow those who want to work immersed in nature to alternate remote working on their pc with a regenerating holiday
To work while looking at the vineyards and a landscape created by farmers in nearly one thousand years, in the silence of a magical countryside and maybe with a glass of Brunello in your hand, to be slowly sipped ….
This does not at all resemble the stressful idea of an engineer checking figures regarding reinforced concrete of the lawyer who is studying a case, but maybe the quality of the task will be even better. On the contrary maybe a big idea comes to mind, the solution to a problem!
REMOTE WORKING WITH VIEW AND HIKING
To work in a beautiful territory allows one to regenerate and increase ones professional performances. Fattoria del Colle is in the most photographed countryside for advertisements and not only, in the whole world. Between the Val d’Orcia and the Crete Senesi. It has a restaurant that serves traditional Tuscan dishes. There is a banquet hall, where, Covid permitting, we can organize birthdays or graduation parties, but also tam building events and business meetings. There are themed hiking trails about nature and wine, 3 equipped parks, and a photography safari with the most beautiful of landscapes. Most importantly, the activity program proposes for each day more than one experience. In the surrounding areas many small cities of art: Cortona, Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino and just a little further Siena, Assisi, and Arezzo ….
EXPERIENCES WITH BRUNELLO AND FINE RED WINES
Obviously the most exceptional opportunities are for the lovers of fine red wines and of good food. There will be guided Brunello tastings in the Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino and in the Doc Orcia winery of Fattoria del Colle. Itinerant tastings that also regard the vineyards. Discover the small secrets regarding the Montalcino, Chianti Superiore and Supertuscan wines also during the guided tastings. There is a proposal for a Vertical tasting of older Brunello vintages or the “Winemaker for a day” where each participant prepares their own Supertuscan wine, to be labelled and taken home and enjoyed with friends.
PLEASURES AT A TUSCAN TABLE AND THE COOKERY SCHOOL
Gluttony is not just about wines. The Tuscan cuisine that everybody adores for its intense and flavours and slow cooking procedures is in fact the sum of the culinary traditions of every hamlet. In Val d’Orcia and in the Crete Senesi too there are local recipes and even autochthonous plants that at Fattoria del Colle are grown in the vegetable garden: Aglione, tarragon, dandelion, mugwort … to later become a bread soup with an extraordinary taste that offers an experience that is excitingly cultural, because it is the same eaten by Dante 700 years ago.
The restaurant at Fattoria del Colle proposes traditional dishes with slightly less fat and salt , but able to introduce visitors to our local history: prosciutto di cinta senese, pinci al sugo di nana, pappardelle con cinghiale e panforte, scottiglia, tagliata di chianina, latte in piedi, mantovana antica e moderna …. For those who also wish to learn there is also a brief lesson on how to make and it is possible to ask for mini courses in the cookery school set up in a traditional farmhouse kitchen.
TO STAY AMIDST HISTORY WITH THE COUNTRYSIDE SIMPLICITY
The possibility for remote working in a regenerating ambiance depends also on the character of the apartments, villas and rooms, that are intimate and with a past.
Fattoria del Colle is like a small hamlet built at the end of the 16th century and still miraculously intact during the centuries. Those who stay here even for a brief time, feels at home, as if in their Tuscan grandparents’ home. Most of the flooring and the furniture are authentic and antiques even though bathrooms, settees and kitchen are on the other hand recent. The owner Donatella Cinelli Colombini was an art historian before working in the world of fine red wines and has a real passion for antiques and the recycling of historic objects.
SAFETY AND WELLBEING
Safety from contagion is guaranteed by the sanitizing of the apartments with medical and a device with hydrogen peroxide. The mattresses are turned over and the pillows quarantined at each change of client. The sun beds, the chairs and the tables outside are all sanitized and the size of the parks allows for safe social distancing.
For safety reasons daily cleaning of the apartments and rooms cannot be organized so the regime is self-care/self-catering. It is a small bother but useful to spend a holiday in safety. For the same reason we do not yet know if it will be possible to reopen the natural wellness area with vinotherapy, couples’ massage room, Jacuzzi, sauna and hamman.
Small but important detail, for the wellbeing and good health of the guests: the vineyards and the olive groves are cultivated following the organic regime. No pesticides are used and so it is always possible to walk about in a clean ambiance with no toxicity. In the vegetable garden no type of chemical product is used so the vegetables are absolutely natural. The foods served at the restaurant are all Tuscan except for pepper, coffee or other things that are not produced in our region. In most cases they come from craftsmen from the area so within 50 Km.