About Our Organic Olive estate, il Fontanaro.
The Fontanaro Organic Olive estate and villas was built in 1893. We are located in Umbria, “the green heart of Italy” on the border of Tuscany, the property is set on 40 acres with more than 2.500 olive trees and a small vineyard.
The view lends itself to rolling green hills facing breathtaking sunsets and sunrise like a Perugino’s painting. The history of il Fontanaro is the history of our Pinelli family, Italy.
More than 38 years ago, we bought the ruin of an 18th century farmhouse, including 50 acres of land. Gradually we restored it into a country house for our family. At that time we started planting olive trees.
At the same time we expanded and developed the property and transformed it in a small luxury resort (with infinity pools and hot tub), where we can accommodate up to 46 people who we treat as a part of our family.
To enhance the Italian experience, we present authentic food matched with excellent wines with educational farming and cooking experiences.
Our wine cellar contains an extensive collection of unique wines from all areas of Italy, as well as from other countries where they have travelled. The cooking classes and the wine and olive oil tasting become a highlight for our visitors. And also our Adopt an Olive tree project.
About Our Estate, il Fontanaro:
2.500 Organic Olive trees
300.000 litres of recycling water
4 holiday estates
1 olive mill
2 composts areas
Organic Cetification: ICEA N. L 579
We have been rated among the best Italian olive oil in the world in New York and London from 2016.