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“A very special way to see Italian family farm life”

Azienda Agricola Vallonga
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This is a unique and intimate exposure to Italian family farm as well as a delicious place to have lunch. Giulia and Giovanni offer you a tasting of Giulia and Giovanni’s wines, olive oil and food. (see my review of the Azienda as restaurant for details of the food). The Azienda can be reached in 10 minutes by car, or if you have the time and inclination, to take the seventy-minute walk up is a very special way to spend half a day. (If you go by mountain bike, you will want to skip the steep path and stay to the right to the main road after you pass the Institutio). Get a copy of the Bardolino map at the tourist office at the bus station. Start along the bike path that runs to Garda. Just at the end of the RV camping area, there is a break in the hedge and a small unmarked brown sign that point to the path that leads up to the main road. Cross the road and follow the brown signs to the Eremo monastery up Strada Richiani, past the tennis club and Casa Mure to a three-way intersection where the sign tells you to turn left to go up past an abandoned farm building. In about 100 meters the gravel road turns into a rocky path that is a bit steeper but quite manageable. After 500 meters the path ends, and you turn right. This time the sign point to M Rossa. Turn right and stay on this road after it turns back to pavement. Stay straight (do not go left up the hill at the next intersection) past the Casaliva on the left and the large Instituto Silesiano on the right after which you come to another three-way intersection. Turn left and go up hill. After a curve to the right, you will come to what looks like the end with one of the yellow Divieto Caccia signs directly in front of you. You will see a sign pointing to the Eremo monastery to your left going up a path, but your destination (unless you want to include that in your journey) is to the right. You will see a two-track farm lane going up to the left. Take this for about 50 meters until you come to a gate across the path that says Privata. To your left is the vineyard of ther Azienda. Follow the tractor path on the right side of the vineyard to the aided, which you will see ahead of you. After lunch, you can return by the same route, or you can take the pick up the shuttle/navette that goes by the end of their road once an hour.

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