Responsible travel: Rural agriturismo farmstay in Bologna, Italy
As we came here we tried not to change the environment we found: our works were less invasive as possible. So we restructured the house where rooms are respecting ancient architecture, using local materals (stones, wood, ..)
We have sun panels to heat water, we don't use chemical product for our garden/vegetables, we collect rain water for garden, we closed our land to hunters (so that many wild animals such as deers, come to our property to graze..)
When we cook we purpose local dishes, using simple and local products (our vegetables, herbs, local cheese ...)
We want to conserve our landscape and Wildlife, so we don't cut fresh trees for healing, don't make wild pruning.
We preserve wild spaces for animals who find around here places to hide and live: roes, wild boars, squirrels..
We provide just basic services (no swimming pool, no TV inside each room, no air conditioned) and genuine food.
We don't make intensive agricolture: here you won't find intensive crops- just 2 little vineyards, gardens, little areas with fruit tree (cherries, walnuts..)
Among these spaces there are wild areas: fields, little Woods, calanchi...
We use wild herbs we find around here for our dishes and to make herbal teas.
We recommend local producers
We recommend day trips in Regional Parks near here
In our region there is plenty of locally owned activities and small farmhouses.
Near here we know some farmers who produce organic food and we can recommend them.
We can suggest you places of interest in this area: Regional Parks - mountains and historical towns.
We also try to support local food: we can make you try some local dishes and we can recommend other products and places where you can find typical things.
During the year you can find some local events to promote our food and culture: Sagra del Tartufo di Savigno, Sagra dello Gnocco fritto a Castelletto, Sagra del Marrone a Zocca....
Festa Del Maggiociondolo a Castello di Serravalle (inside the little medieval center, where ancient crafts and arts are reproduced), Festa di Sant'Antonio, Festa dei ciliegi in fiore a Vignola...
We will give you all kind of information about them.