Most of us live immersed in our city lives, enjoying the many advantages and happily suffering the difficulties without thinking too much about it. Few would consider giving it up. A move to the remote countryside is no more than a bucolic dream, not a priority for most of us.
On the other hand, I think we all entertain a fantasy of country living, an organic life among the beauties of nature, back to the soil where we’ll raise our own food and surround ourselves with the beautiful aromas of wild flowers. It’s tempting to think of running barefoot through open fields, retreating from the smog and pollution of the cityscape.
We can already enjoy developing a bit of ‘green’ life in our urban landscape. An organic vegetable garden in balcony pots, or a small abandoned space nearby allows us to feel better about ourselves and even live a healthier life. A new book, already fashionable, can help you to begin. It’s called FARM CITY and tells us how to sustain ourselves totally on the fruits of our own endeavor. But is it really true that creating a ‘green’ corner of your own in the city can compare to a life to true country living?
Certainly even this amount of ‘green’ living is a boon to our well being, to live a more balanced life with ourselves and the space that surrounds us. It gives us a good feeling about ourselves, soothing us to the petty annoyances of intrusive urban life. But consider a moment of real change, to an unpolluted atmosphere of natural beauty, the relaxed and restful environment of fresh wild smells and pure air. At Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort, there is simply nothing that can contaminate. From the ancient trees that welcome you as you enter the gates, to the well laid out paths that invite a wonderful rustic walk into the natural woody landscapes of the Mugello, to the olive groves that fill the entire park with a golden glow, and, finally, to our tastefully restored 13th century Villa where you’ll dine and relax in quiet beauty.
The olive groves are our pride, producing some of the finest oil of the region. They give true voice to our ancient heritage, and provide the perfect welcome to a traditional and cherished past.
Yes, we enjoy our ‘green’ lives in the city, but, as a special plus, imagine spending some days in a really totally green environment where the rapport between man and his environment overcomes the senses. It will send you back to the city with renewed positive energy. And you won’t soon forget your days of serene and tranquil renewal.
Milk is a “complete food” loved by young and old. A precious white nectar that becomes even more beneficial for health if of high quality. If you too are a lover of this white drink, discover with us the famous Milk Way in Mugello!
Mugello is an area rich in numerous medieval villages of incredible charm. Come with us to discover San Piero a Sieve!
When autumn arrives, the forest changes color and nature creates spectacular landscapes in which it becomes magical to immerse yourself. It is the Foliage phenomenon that in Tuscany offers truly unique emotions. Experience the Foliage in Tuscany and discover autumn walking in the most beautiful woods.
Bread throughout Italy is a fundamental food, always present on the table at lunch and dinner. But each region has its own specialties, discover with us the characteristics of Tuscan bread and why it is without salt.
The potato tortello is a dish that is part of the Mugello culinary tradition. Originally born as a poor dish, today it is a real gastronomic specialty made in numerous variations by Tuscan chefs. Discover with us the characteristics of the potato tortello of Mugello!
The Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort Blog opens a new space dedicated to the recipes of chef Roberto Zanieri. Every last Thursday of the month we will present one of his delicious recipes, easy to prepare and inspired by the good tradition of Tuscany. Today we begin with “Cabbage mini-pie with cream of beans”.
Mugello is a beautiful Tuscan land where Villa Campestri stands, a land rich in traditions, history and nature. We want to lead you to discover the most beautiful villages in this area to visit the churches and the parish churches that are absolutely not to be missed. Here’s what to see and what to do […]
Tripe and Lampredotto are two very special Italian culinary specialties as they come from bovine offal. Both are part of the Tuscan gastronomic tradition but Lampredotto, a true institution, is the master in Florence. Let’s see together what Tripe and Lampredotto are and what are the best recipes for cooking them.