Agriturismo, Locanda Rosati
What is an Agriturismo?
Giampiero Rosati is the owner of Locanda Rostai, an Agriturismo in Umbria. Come with him down to his grandfather’s wine cellar beneath the Locanda.
Well, I never heard of that word before and so many people ask me, what is it? Here is the textbook explanation, “a combination of the words for “agriculture” and “tourism” in Italian – is a style of vacationing in farm house resorts codified into Italian law in 1985.” An agriturismo vacation is suitable for the whole family and some places even be very romantic or luxurious.
An Italian agriturismo will usually serves the own organic garden and farm produce to guests prepared from raw materials produced on the farm or at least locally.
Some will allow the guest to actually participate in the activities surrounding the farm. Despite the rural nature of the lodging, one might expect a rustic experience; yet many agriturismi (the plural form of agriturismo) feature rather luxurious accommodation as well as swimming pools.
Giampiero introduced me and my husband to this concept, which we have grown to love and appreciate. It is the “Farm to Table” experience and it is fantastic! We enjoy meals around the dinner table each night, where people from all over the world come together to enjoy the culinary expertise of the owners, while indulging in organic products grown right on the property.
Visit Locanda Rosati, if you are ever in the area, it is a once in a lifetime adventure!
“Farm to table” concept.