Activities with us
In Schioppello, we give various options for you to spend your time. From the simplest run or walk in our company, long treks in the countless paths that the region offers, visits to farms / vineyards, as well local crafts. It’s our pleasure to show around, hidden corners of the main cities, or suggest visits to small villages less known to the big public.
TASTINGS. The local farms with whom we collaborate, organize guided tours for our guests, where you can learn how the various stages of wine and oil production take place. Olive oil tastings. Visit of the olive grove and tasting of olive oil from the Vecchio Piantone farm, where it‘s possible to learn how the olives are harvested, taste the various types of olive oil, enjoying the classic bruschetta together with the products that the farm produces (vegetables, compotes, honey …). Wine tasting in Umbrian cellars. In the Trasimeno area and close to our property, there are many wineries with which we collaborate (Cantina Castello Monte Vibiano, Tiberi Vini Artigianali, Cantina Scacciadiavoli…). Based on the needs and requests of the guest, we offer different alternatives of tasting routes in the cellar.
RELAX. Yoga and Pilates in nature. In addition to trekking and jogging, it is possible to join us for a yoga session by the pool; or for Pilates lessons (in July and August, lessons are organized 2 times per week) under the old olive trees that surround our property together with the teacher Agnese Belardi. Birdwatching. In a just 17 km drive, you can immerse yourself in nature, in the Oasi Naturalistica La Valle, which is located along the shores of Lake Trasimeno; here a small coop manages the natural heritage of the Trasimeno by organizing environmental education courses, guided tours for an educational ecotourism, aimed at professional naturalists, nature lovers, families, …
SPORT. Trekking. We love nature and the fact that surrounds us; we like to discover it together with our guests along various paths, just outside the property. Mountain bike. In addition to trekking, and some Nordic-walking with the teacher Daiana Federici, it’s possible to book for you a personal mountain bike guide Leonardo Liuzza who will take you in to the most suggestive corners of Umbria. Sailing-Canoes. At only 20 km, along the shores of Lake Trasimeno in Monte del Lago, in the Acqua Dolce Sailing club, you can rent motor boats, sailboats and canoes: a different way to discover the Trasimeno, a fascinating and enchanting place , whose banks and waters offer opportunities to discover history, to be enchanted by legends, to enjoy nature and have fun with recreational and sporting activities.
COURSES. Pottery. In collaboration with the ceramist Carla Corna di Deruta, we organize (on request) short ceramic courses in the property at the end of which each participant will have completed a drawing on ceramic that will take home as a souvenir. Painting. The course is organized annually, in September in collaboration with the Swedish artist Nils Mattsson; the duration of the course is 1 week during which the participants learn the watercolor technique. In addition to painting, participants will have the opportunity to learn about local farms, visit villages such as Panicale and Castiglione del Lago, draw inside millenary abbeys (Abbazia dei Sette Frati). Cuisine. One of many passions, is cuisine, the typical, local, simple one. Getting to know Umbrian women with this great passion and sharing a culinary experience with our guests is our great joy. Pizza – knead and bake pizza with a real chef-pizza chef, know the secrets of a good dough, its digestibility and bake pizza in our wood oven …. what more could you ask for?
ACTIVITIES . Olive harvesting . In October and November, the air smells of olive oil, the sound of the leaves, the branches that are combed and shaken by the farmers, the families, their chat under the olive trees … all this is part of the period of the olive harvesting. Our guests can be part of this intense and beautiful experience, taking home olive oil, memories of days full of sharing, moments full of scents and sounds of nature. Shopping zero km. There are many small farm and craft realities, with whom we collaborate (L’Orto di Marta, Caseificio Fontemanna). Dairies, butchers, beekeepers, producers of vegetables and organic fruit, bakeries, are just some of the possibilities where you can stock up on excellent local products.
We live in a special place and sharing this experience with our guests is important to us. Get to Schioppello and enjoy your holiday from the first moment, leave everything behind and think only of the present. We thought about how to help and make everything easier …. here are some tips on how to spend your ‘slow vacation’ without worries.
At your request, before your arrival, we can take care of your shopping list, so that at check-in you will not be looking for a supermarket but will enjoy your first day of vacation, with no worries.
Why not enjoying a peaceful evening with a private chef service who cooks for you and your loved ones? There are two options, Federica and her traditional cuisine with an international twist, or Antonietta, Umbrian with the passion of tradition in the kitchen.
Every morning, Carlo,, our trusted baker, with his van cheers our guests with the scent of fresh bread; from fragrant brioches, to bread without salt – Umbrian tradition, pies, traditional desserts, freshly baked pizza slices, stuffed sandwiches … produced by Spina’s bakery.
In the property, a small laundry room is shared with all the guests of the property, equipped with an iron and ironing board and a washing machine equipped with basic laundry detergents.
Your pets are always welcome; we have a large fenced garden, paths outside the property for long walks, an area where, in the hottest periods, you can wash your friend in peace (outside).