On our journey we have made many good friends. Soon after we opened for guests, we heard about a winery that a noble family, the Fasola-Bologna’s, from Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio, have transformed with great vision and passion into the world’s first carbon-neutral grower. Not only are their wines and olive oil organic, but all power is generated by the sun. Their passion to keep the pure air surrounding their paradise is inspiring. My father, part Indian, Oglala Lakota Sioux, always told us that each decision has to be good for seven generations. At our first meeting in 2009, when we shared our values, we found soulmates in Count Lorenzo and his sister, Countess Maria Camilla, who are preserving thousands of years of history. Every week we have the pleasure of sharing this piece of paradise on a free tour and tasting of four award-winning wines and special olive oil. Take an armchair tour of the magnificent, inspiring Castello Monte Vibiano Cantina: https://www.anticavetreria.net/castello-monte-vibiano-vecchio-winery
Posted by:Colleen Simpson
I followed a dream to live in a medieval village in Umbria. In 2007, we completely renovated a 10,000 sq.ft. abandoned glass works into a villa and four apartments. Set on the western wall of the glass making village of Piegaro, our property L'Antica Vetreria was the most historic glass works founded in 1292 by artists from Venice. It has panoramic western views, pool, terraces and just steps to the main piazza with bar/cafe, restaurant, groceries, butcher, gift shop, museum of glass. I am living my dream of meeting guests from around the world to share my passion for Italian art, culture, history, wine and food! Living in a small village on the border of Tuscany, I am surrounded by good friends who welcomed our restoration of their most historic structure that they have lived within its shadow for hundreds of years. The villagers welcome our guests with open arms, offering cooking classes, mushroom and asparagus gathering, hunting for valuable truffles or just sitting in the sun enjoying life.