It was 1976 when we decided to move from France to the countryside of Spoleto with a dream in our hearts: to start a farm using only organic methods. This was a philosophy that, at the time, so few followed. (It wasn’t until 15 years later that organic farming was regulated at a community level.) Later, in 1988, we decided to expand our venture into agritourism to enable us to meet new people and to share our dreams of an organic and simple life: we are passionate about this.
At Fattoria Biologica Patrice you will find a perfect mix of courtesy, sympathy, authenticity and hospitality. What we offer you is the result of the passion, commitment, dedication, and professionalism of two generations. We have loved and continue to love Umbria, its lands, its products. However, do not be surprised when this our passion for the "typical" goes hand in hand with a strong cosmopolitan vocation: we love to meet people from all over the world. That’s why here we speak six languages!
Today you will be welcomed by the second and third generations – Patrice, Alessandra and David.
WHERE WE ARE
Fattoria Biologica Patrice is located 400 m a.s.l. on the hill called Colle Francia. Set among olive groves and woods, the farm is completely immersed in the green of Umbria. Its position allows a 360 º view of the surrounding hills and valleys. From the tasting and retail sale room, you can admire the Rocca Albornozz and the bell tower of the Cathedral of Spoleto. The Sacred Forest of Monteluco, as well as Mount Subasio, Montefalco, Foligno and Trevi are in the distance.
Our home provides a hush and the feeling of freedom from the hustle and bustle. Our view is so beautiful that it does not fear autumn and winter, or gloomy days or fog.
This vista will ensnare your senses. It is a feast for the eyes. It plays a concert of the sounds of nature and is a bouquet of perfumes many of which you will have forgotten – newly plowed soil, flowering trees, grass cut for hay and the smell of rain in the countryside. Your taste buds will sing with flavour from oils and grapes and fruit. Your skin will wake to the feel of gentle breezes and sunshine.
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WHAT WE DO
The farm covers an area of 44 ha and is mainly cultivated with grains (soft wheat and spelt), rotated regularly with other plant crops. We have a large olive grove with more than a thousand trees. An important part of our activity is dedicated to sustainable animal husbandry (cattle, sheep, horses, pigs and poultry).
Supporting agro-food chains play a fundamental role in our work: wheat and spelt are transformed into stone-ground flours in our farm mill, and then become fresh pasta or bread and other baked goods prepared in our organic wood-fired oven. The oven is heated by using the pruning from the olive trees, the chaff from the wheat feeds our livestock – nothing is wasted; it serves more than one purpose.
We have a small olive oil mill on the farm that allows us to produce extra virgin olive oil of the highest quality.
In our garden we grow the seasonal vegetables needed to prepare our meals.
In addition, on request, we organize tours of the farm and guided tastings, themed menus and other food and wine events.
You will lodge in rooms furnished with simplicity without fuss. Each room has a private entrance and a portion of porch where you can sit and relax while waiting for dinner; passing moments enchanted by beautiful sunsets. Quiet is the best ally of a good rest: here you will have plenty of it. Most of the rooms overlook the rolling hills. If you decide to stop for dinner after a day of cultural and tourist visits in the area, you will be welcomed as a part of the family.
The ground floor of the old farmhouse is the center of living and hospitality. In summer, you can eat inside or under the porch. In the cooler evenings the fireplace becomes the hub around which flavorsome dinners take place accompanied by vivid conversation. The dinners are the typical Umbrian cuisine prepared from produce from the farm and local products.
EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING COURSES:
Starting in 1994 Fattoria Biologica Patrice has given its contibution to promoting knowledge about organic farming and the value of typical local specialties and wines by organizing various training and educational courses for young people from all over Europe. We collaborate with several European schools, offering their students the opportunity to participate in different internships and workshops that contribute to their regular school curriculum.
the farm and our animals
teasting room and retail sale
our products: , olive oil mill and celler
our products: bakery and stone mill
peculiarity: wintertime on the farm
SERVICES AND PRICES
Let us introduce to you some information about our services that will help you make the most of your experience at our farm. You are at the center of our attention and we constantly strive to make your stay here pleasant. Therefore, do not hesitate to ask questions or to make any observations that you consider useful to help us to improve our services.
We love to share our farm with our guests and upon request are happy to arrange a visit to the farm and a presentation of the agricultural activities we carry out.
Below you will find all the information you need about booking, payments, cancellations and other terms and conditions. We will be happy to assist you with information about other tourist activities you may be interested in and to assist you with bookings. It will not be difficult to find us because we live on the farm! You can book your stay with us either by phone or by email. We promise to respond as soon as possible.
Cancellations and advance payments. There will be no fees charged if you have to cancel or change your booking. We just ask you kindly to inform us about it as soon as possible.
The car park is exclusively for the guests of the farm. It is not guarded or secure so even though there are few risks, we do advise you to lock your car at all times.
Pets Our guests' dogs are very welcome provided they are trained and used to contact with other people and other animals including farm animals. Dogs are not to be allowed on beds, sofas and armchairs under any circumstances. It is the responsibility of the owner to monitor and control their pet. Owners will be exclusively responsible for the full cost of any damage caused by their animals.
ANIMALS ARE NOT TO BE LEFT ALONE INSIDE THE BUILDING.
Tourist information. Books, leaflets and brochures illustrating tourist attractions and events in the area are available on request.
Schedule of Check-in e Check-out
||from 16:00 till 20:00
Fattoria Biologica Patrice is family-run, so there is no all-day reception service available. If we are not present when you arrive, please call us on 3485820885and we will be with you in no time.
Upon arrival, all guests must show valid personal identification to be registered as required by law.
Key delivery. Guests collect the keys at the property upon arrival and keep them throughout their stay.
Internet. Free Wi-Fi: guests can enjoy courtesy Wi-Fi in the dining room.
Breakfast is served in the dining room from 8 am to 9.30 am.
Dinner is served at approximately 20:00. The menu is fixed.
SERVICING OF ROOMS
Rooms will be serviced by 10.30 am if they are vacant. Towels will be changed daily (on request) and sheets will be changed every 5 days (excluding departure and a day before). The bathrooms are equipped with shower-foam and liquid soap.
Processing of Personal Data
The personal data and any other elements learned by our company during the performance of the assignment, will be subject to the obligation of secrecy and will be processed in compliance with the privacy and rights of the person through the systematic application by us of specific protection and guarantee measures designed both for paper and electronic processing of data and measured to the specificity of the data itself (simple personal data or sensitive data or judiciary). Pursuant to and for the purposes of the GDPR Regulation EU 2016/679, the Customer is informed that his personal data will be processed only for the purposes determined by the contractual relationship for these purposes (including accounting and administrative purposes).
PROHIBITIONS AND WARNINGS
Inside the rooms and in the common areas it is absolutely forbidden to smoke, to use cookers or similar for the preparation of food, to use stoves or similar for the heating, to consume dinners or lunches in the rooms, to move or to make improper use of furniture, beds and equipment. Unregistered persons are not allowed to stay in the rooms.
For the respect of all
·We invite you to adopt a behavior respectful of the quiet and relaxation of other guests;
·The guest is obliged to respect the environments, equipment and furnishings that are located in the farm
It is possible to acquire local products on the farm.
PRICE LIST AND SERVICE
(as far as prolonged stays and groups are concerned the prices are subject to discounts)
||27,50€ per person
||50€ per person
||65€ per person
We accept cash and payment cards.
You have chosen a holiday in direct contact with nature, help us respect it and protect the environment by trying to limit the consumption of water and electricity.
Quiet is one of our best assets, respect it.
The Niclas Family
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Address: Fattoria Biologica Patrice - Frazione Uncinano 148, Spoleto 06049, PG
Telephone: +39 348 58 20 885
Whatsapp: +39 348 58 20 885
Telegram: +39 348 58 20 885