The River Tiber feeds a lake, its waters snuggling among the hillsides to create landscapes of rare beauty. Lake Corbara, between Orvieto and Todi, lies in a part of Umbria which embraces the true essence of the region: the soft hills and the mysterious darkness of the woods and volcanic tuff.
Set on the hills overlooking the lake in the River Tiber Natural Park, and near the Alviano Nature Reserve, the Agriturismo Barberani offers independent apartments in the restored old stone farmhouses of the Wine Estate, on a hillside site of 60 vineyard hectares in the Orvieto DOC Classico wine-producing area.
The production of quality wines - taking the names of the various Vineyards where the grapes are grown (Calcaia, Castagnolo, Selvaso, Pomaio, Polvento, Pulicchio, Polago, Foresco - which equally give their names to the apartments themselves) - is the main activity of the Estate, which grows its own, noble and traditional grapes.
Guests staying here in Autumn have the opportunity to observe and take part in the ancient rituals of the grape harvest and pressing, not to mention in November the harvesting of olives, themselves pressed in traditional stone mills.
The Barberani Farm Holiday Centre is only 15 kilometres from the historic centre of Orvieto in the heart of one of the most evocative regions in the world, within easy reach of major cities of art in Umbria and Tuscany, as well as the holy places of ancient Etruria: Todi, Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, Viterbo, Chiusi, Civita di Bagnoregio and Bolsena.
The Barberani Farm Holiday Centre offers residential apartments set in faithfully restored, ancient Umbrian stone farmhouses, enjoying a peaceful and picturesque position in direct contact with Nature within the huge estate.
Each apartment retains its original character while offering different structures and spatial areas in full keeping with the fascinating yet sombre rural architecture. The apartments, designed to cater for 2-3-4 or 5 guests (with facilities for the handicapped), all have independent entrances, air conditioning and heating, kitchen area with refrigerator and complete accessories, lounge with television, bedroom and bathroom with shower.
In the immediate vicinity of the farmhouses, guests at the Farm Holiday Centre can enjoy a Club on the shores of Lake Corbara offering a swimming pool, tennis courts, five-a-side football, beach volley, a fully-equipped gymnasium and sauna, as well as activities such as angling and canoeing. There is also a hall for receptions, meetings and seminars, as well as a centre for tasting wines, grappas and extra virgin olive oils.
Art, history, architecture, crafts, oeno-gastronomy, music and folk-lore are the magical ingredients of a rich and evocative land which can best be enjoyed and experienced through direct contact with the rhythms of Nature... by staying at the Barberani Farm Holiday Centre!
Both Bernardo and his brother were very helpful, easy going and remained available to help at any time. (Even on New years eve) Very nice location, lovely apartment and great hosts! the walk through the olive plantation was breathtaking at sunset.
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