Horse riding facilities and tuition at Fontana holiday farm on the Camera de' Bovi organically run estate at Borgo S. Lorenzo in Mugello near Florence

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holiday farm    La Fontana    Borgo San Lorenzo  mail:nadiabeg@tin.it
La Fontana: Loc. Casaglia - 50034 Borgo San Lorenzo Firenze
Passo della Colla di Casaglia - Via Faentina, 60
phone: 055 8402014 - cellulare:331 6204441
e-mail:nadiabeg@tin.it - site: http://www.pizzicagnola.eu

La Fontana
'La Fontana' is the agritourism denomination of the 'Camera dei Bovi' farm, located near the Colla mountain pass along the Faentina road between Borgo San Lorenzo and Marradi in Upper Mugello.

Set in a 200-hectare estate of grazing land and century-old chestnut woods, La Fontana is an idyllic location for outdoor enthusiasts and food lovers, offering a hearty local cuisine and cooking classes.

La Fontana is also a well equipped and experienced equestrian tourism centre with horses, ponies and even donkeys.


Farm accommodation
Your host will be pleased to welcome you in the five guest rooms and one self catering unit obtained from the recent renovation of the old farmhouse, which was carried out with the precise purpose of preserving its original rustic character.

The shared visitors' facilities are carefully arranged to offer comfortable indoors and outdoors areas for guests to meet and relax.

Equestrian tourism
La Fontana provides facilities for guests to enjoy equestrian tourism at all levels of expertise.

We run weekly riding classes for beginners (children, young adults and adults) with expert tutors and eight docile horses.

We run weekly riding classes for beginners (children, young adults and adults) with expert tutors and eight docile horses. More advanced riders will be able to take tours around the estate or guided excursions on suitable tracks in the vicinity of the farm, availing themselves of our horses and a licensed equestrian guide. Expert riders on a long-range trek with their horse will also find at La Fontana a warm welcome and overnight shelter for themselves and their four-legged companions.

Smaller children will also have the opportunity to get acquainted with our meek ponies and donkeys, that love nothing better than being stroked and made a fuss of.

Services and activities
Guests are welcome to take part in some of the farming activities and get acquainted with our milk cows, calves, horses and donkeys.

We also provide mountain-bikes and a well kept farmyard for outdoor recreation. Upon request our certified guides are available to accompany guests on scenic excursions. We shall also be pleased to arrange tastings of traditional local recipes based on fresh organic produce from our vegetable garden and fields, cooked in our old wood burning oven.

The farm
Camera de' Bovi is an organic farm specializing in horse breeding and dairy cattle. The state-of-the-art cowhouse complies with the strictest guidelines for the production of high quality milk for cheese making.

During the Winter, our 70 milk cows are sheltered in bright and properly ventilated buildings with plenty of room for movement.

From May to November, they are let free to graze in our pasture areas and gathered twice a day for milking.

Additionally, the estate's 25 hectares of majestic century-old chestnut trees yield excellent harvests of the deservedly celebrated local chestnuts bearing the European PGI (IGP in Italian, meaning Protected Geographical Indication) quality seal.

Where we are
La Fontana is close to the mountain pass 'Passo della Colla' (913 mt above sea level) on the State Road no. 302, connecting Florence to Faenza. The railway station of Crispino sul Lamone is just a few kilometres away from La Fontana. In fact, we recommend the train as a convenient, relaxing, scenic and environmentally-friendly way of reaching Florence to the southwest or Ravenna to the northeast. La Fontana is also within easy reach of marked trekking paths (GEA, CAI), offering great excursion opportunities for hikers, mountain-bikers and horse-riders.


Our rates
€ 30.00 to € 40.00 per person per night
Prics are inclusive of breakfast, linen and towels, utility bills and VAT.
Rates for full board can be arranged by request.

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