Lake Como tourism news. Today I would like to introduce you one of the partners of the Photo Contest Between Lake and mountain, tell Us about your sustainable Lake Como.
The farmhouse is located in the ancient village of Brenzio, a small hamlet of Gravedona ed Uniti (Como), in a hill landscape at an altitude of 530 meters.
The building sits near the wood, in a picture frame with the mountains and the wonderful scenery of upper Lake Como. Accommodation is possible in rooms or flats for ten people at most. Farming activities are based on the breeding of barnyard animals, sheep, goats and on beekeeping for honey production.
The growing of small fruits, chestnuts and other vegetables, used by the farm to prepare food in respect of a wholesome feeding, is also practiced here.
Our products are grown with soil only, not with chemicals. We reap season fruits: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and fresh vegetables.In autumn chestnuts, from ancient chestnut oaks, walnuts and hazelnuts. We produce jams using gathered fruits.
Please ask directly what is available following the season time.
It is an ideal place to spend days or holidays very close to nature as well as a good starting point for making excursions on foot and by bicycle through the surrounding valley, across the Monti Lariani Way, to the alpine refuges next to the Swiss border and trips to the river or lake.
Here tourists can visit monuments and nature reserves, take boat trips and practise water sports. Recently has beeen added on the walls of the main building a small exhibition of ancient farmer’s tools and furnitures and a new ‘relax’ area close by where it is possible to have relaxing experiences such as Yoga, Shiatsu massage, Antistress massage or Physiotherm sauna.
WHAT OUR GUEST CAN DO!
In the farm you can practice different activities according to the kind of holidays you choose: you can be involved in agricultural activities, looking after livestock or picking up chestnuts, small fruits and other products; moreover you have the possibility to relax in the panoramic garden listening to the sounds of the surrounding nature.
Hatha yoga experiences and shiatsu massages are also practiced together with Diana, to live moments of absolute relaxation in harmony with yourselves and your body.
For dynamic customers we organize walk or mountain bike excursions to high altitude stone-built refuges, from which you can admire the surrounding landscape: flowers, aromatic plants and places of rare beauty, such as small lakes and waterfalls.
It is possible to organise for our guests guided tours to the ancient village of Brenzio with a guide to make easier understand its history: In the past the town was the most important of the area and the perfect point for commercial and cultural exchanges; during the 14th century lot of people who lived in Brenzio and in others villages of the Upper Lake migrated to Sicily, establishing especially near Palermo, and then they came back to their native country bringing traditions and customs of the land they had visited. The Church devoted to S. Giovanni is the most evident proof of these exchanges, with its frescos, the organ and its sacred furniture.