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COVID_19. At Statiano Nature doesn’t give up!

“Let hope antidote to fear

Let solidarity the antidote to blame

let our shared humanity be the antidote to our shared threat”

(WHO)

The recent spread of Covid19 into Italy has caused concern with travellers.

Marking this some moment, the world Health Organization reminded all Countries and Communities that the spread of this virus be significantly slowed and even reversed through the implementation of robust containment and control activities.

And we should never give up!

Here are some resources to which you can checks the state of facts:

http://www.italia.it/en/home.html

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=5351&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto

Italy is struggling its battle and we are sure that all the Community will overcome the matter.

Dr Dina Pfeifer, in charge of Clinical management and team lead, highlighted Italy’s commitment since the beginning.

Here in Statiano we have thought what to say about for three long days, because we want to say something to our friends and guests that come and visit Statiano, but anything was meaningless and useless.

Until Paolo arrived  triumphantly showing us the first piece of propolis mixed with wax – bees are working furiously, we are going to have a lot of honey this year!

At Statiano Nature doesn’t give up! She is slowing awaking, preparing cradles and sweet presents, surprises and even challenges, and we have to be ready to make all going on. 

Nature doesn’t hurry, just accomplish, the clock of the Nature being punctual and precise.

Every year we start again, taking care of the vineyard, making  wine, picking up olives, making extra virgin olive oil, taking care of the bees, and making honey, taking care of the land and making landscapes, although such unforeseen circumstances are affecting economically our job.

Why this should mean something to you?

Most of you have previously stayed at Statiano.

You certainly know how we are passionate of our work and devoted to animals, how we pay attention to details and never give up tp to promote our wonderful land.

But mostly, we strive to make our guests happy, motivated, and to preserve a good memory  of their stay. It is, we believe, the right way to reach our mission, to promote rural community and rural landscapes.

Moreover we want to increase the alliance and friendship with our guests by creating 5 vouchers, each of them can be activated 15 days before the arrival- if there are the availability at Statiano- until July 2021.

We decided that Statiano will start to host from 23rd of April 2020, for Easter we will be closed.

 

  1. Cooking lessons in Tuscany

 

The offer is available all year from May to June and from September to October. Activate it.

Cooking lessons in a farmhouse in Tuscany! Genuine, everyday dishes produced in Tuscan kitchens for family gathering and every day sensorial delights selecting ingredients in season preparing and cooking all to be tasted and enjoyed by all.

Spend Your days in Tuscany to enjoy Italian and Tuscan cuisine in a Real Farm!

We will learn to make: Fettuccine, gnocchi, ravioli, and “ribollita”, we will taste local cheese and ham.

Moreover, there will be the opportunity to meet people coming from other part of the world and other nationality!

976 € for 5 nights for 2 people.

 

2- A dip in the crystal clear waters of the Masso delle Fanciulle 2 days 1 night

Short guided excursion along one of the most beautiful waterways in Tuscany: the “Masso delle Fanciulle” which ends with a dip in the crystal clear water of this waterfall in the heart of the Berignone park.

From 17/7 to 31/07 2020 from 17/07 to 31/07 2021

Stay on the farm with breakfast, picnic in the vineyard for lunch and dinner with local products, guided tour of the Masso delle Fanciulle

€ 206.00 1 night 2 days.

    1. tasting weekend 2 nights 3 days

    A long weekend in the Tuscan countryside near Volterra, to taste a local wine, the Igt Montecastelli from the Fattoria di Statiano. Activated in May, June, October 2020 any day and May, June, October 2021

    On the evening of arrival, welcome drink and dinner at the farm with local products

    The next day, breakfast and immediately after visit to the guided vineyard. And a walk along the banks of the Rio Trossa, a stream with crystal clear waters and a flora still very singular and characteristic within the company. Packed lunch on the riverbed.

    Free afternoon

    17.30 tasting starts three Statiano vintages, one Gallo del Botrone.

    Dinner at the farm.

    Sunday: breakfast on the farm

    short story of the Tuscan Sangiovese

    Departures

    2 stays in a double room, 1 aperitif, breakfast, visit to the vineyard and to the river, packed lunch, breakfast

    290,00 € 2 people.

 

4. Five days of well-being with the Qi Gong in Tuscany.

Qi, the breath of life.

In Eastern culture, it represents the energy that permeates the entire cosmos and manifests itself in all living beings.

We are waiting for you from 5 to 10 May 2020 and from 20 to 25 June 2020, from 28 August to 2 September 2020 and from 5 to 10 May 2021 at the Qigong seminar. Run to book, limited places!

Info and costs:

https://agriturismostatiano.com/evento/seminario-di-qigong-a-statiano/

 

  1. Two days in the Etruscan valley

2 nights and 3 days in the Cecina valley, in the fascinating Etruscan valley.

Stay in May, June and September 2020 and from April 15 to June 30 2021.

The farm, 90 hectares at the foot of the hills that host the Monterufoli park, is rich in resources: the vineyard, the wine, the discovery of edible wild herbs, the proximity to the city of Volterra and the beach.

A two night stay with breakfast

 € 150.00 for two people in panoramic double room.

Come and do your shopping in Val di Cecina!

As good farmers we often go to “buy” in the Cooperative or the Agricultural Consortium.

We find everything we need to run our company and beyond. In fact, here we sell wheat and our agricultural products.

In spring, spending in the Cooperative is tempting: in fact there are all the plants for the garden: at least 8 varieties of tomatoes, and others of peppers, aromatic plants, and flowers to adorn the garden.

Furthermore, entering the shop, it is possible to find a whole sector of sale of the members’ products: from an excellent tomato sauce to cream to make at home the typical Tuscan crouton, with the certainty that a small artisan producer was preparing it.

There are also all the products for cleaning the house at an advantageous price.

In short, a reality that surely you don’t find at home and that you should take advantage of.

We will be happy to tell you how to get there.

Wilde life at Statiano The European bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

The European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family, Meropidae. It breeds in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western Asia. It is strongly migratory, wintering in tropical Africa.

This species occurs as a spring overshoot north of its range, with occasional breeding in northwest Europe.hese bee-eaters are gregarious—nesting colonially in sandy banks, preferably near river shores, usually at the beginning of May.
They make a relatively long tunnel, in which they lay five to eight spherical white eggs around the beginning of June. Both male and female care for the eggs, which they brood for about three weeks. They also feed and roost communally.

This bird breeds in open country in warmer climates. As the name suggests, bee-eaters predominantly eat insects, especially bees, wasps, and hornets. They catch insects in flight, in sorties from an open perch. Before eating a bee, the European bee-eater removes the sting by repeatedly hitting the insect on a hard surface. It can eat around 250 bees a day.[citation needed]

A study found that European bee-eaters “convert food to body weight more efficiently if they are fed a mixture of bees and dragonflies than if they eat only bees or only dragonflies.
At Statiano they arriving in group, we count about 40 of them! You can watch them around the pool, flying together the swallows while catching the flyes !

If you are a passionate birth- watcher, or wilde life reader, we invite you to visit Statiano!

– 2 nights and 3 days at Statiano in double rooms in June: 65,00 € per night including breakfast per          couple.
– 1 dinner with typical Tuscan food at 25,00 € per person’per dinner

Family holidays!

3 nights and 4 days  in June!

-380,00 €  total amount for an apartment with 2 double -rooms and a lounge outside!

Including a trekking along the wild Trossa stream serching for bee eater nests!

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FAMILY HOLIDAYS AT STATIANO.

Family holidays at Statiano

Children are very welcome at our agriturismo! They are our favourites guests!

Statiano and its activities are suitable for all children of all ages!

Statiano and its activivities are at kids measure.

WE offer a range of differents solutions:

a- Two 60 sq metres apartment at the groundfloor, with a large private terrace with a stunning view on the sunset, two double bedrooms that is really good for families with small kids

b- Two 70 sq metres apartments, with two panoramics bedrooms and two baths, a lovely private garden: this is the right choice for families with teens!

All apartments have cooking facilities.

No front desk, but the owners are ever present and helpful.Whenever we make sure that each and every guests has what ne/she needs to feel comfortable..

Price is valued oriented for the location and space.

-Travelcrib, traveltray, carrier and wrap, highchair available under request.

– Apartment amenities and space.

– appropriate sight and acitivies

– pool open from May to end of September.

– Wifi free on the common area.

– BBQ free

-Daily housekeeping and breakfast delivery on request.

– friendly and attentive service.

-Organic food basket delivery every 2 days on request.

– Breakfast every morning with home made cakes, with local flours, biscuits, jams and honey, jams and honey, local fresh cheeses, toasted bread and organic juices.

-Dinner thrice a week, with genuine food.

– Special menus for small kits, healty and tasty ( pasta with fresh tomatoes sauce, mozzarella and cheese salad, chickpeas cream..)

For small kids under 14 years old:

Cooking lessons with Tina, we will enjoy to do homemade pasta, pizza, bread and cantuccini.

2 lessons weekly, each of them for 10,00 € for children

12,00 € for adults

Activities taylored for kids at the local riding school centre from 10 to 16 p.m.

Children with or without their families will stay alll together and will eat at the centre, learning to play and riding lovely and quite horses.

Trekking with the mule: a wonderful way to do trekking along paths off the beaten tracks but easily accessible to all te family, where children can meet turtles, see peculiars birds and path of wilde animals. Half a day ith the whole families, in a company of a lovely and kind skilled animal that will carry your picnic!

ACTIVITIES:

– Large common garden at Your disposal.

– Pool

– Badmington

-the coast at only 30 minute’s drive

at spot1 it is possible to take wind surf lessons at 10% off.

TREKKING:

For families with teens:

a- a short excursion along one of the most beautiful water flows in Tuscany which ends with a dip in the Crystalline waters.

Price is 6,00 e per pax

children under 14 old fro free

language spoken: English and French

-Visit to the geothermical museum of larderello, trekking to the Natural geothermic phenomena of the little village of Sasso Pisano, and “aperitivo” Slow food, with local farmers’ artisanal products in a place that looks like popped from fables.

Price 8,00 €

children under 14 for free.

For more informations, [email protected]

GLI ‘ GNUDI’.

My Mum used to prepare them once a mouth, in winter time, and we were so happy when they were at our table. Very yummies and riches, expecially if you do them with local and fresh ingriedients:
the term ‘ Gnudi’, nude ravioli, comes from the fact that this is the filling for a Tuscan raviolo that is made into a dumpling, without the pasta wraparound.

for 8 people:

1kg fresh spinach or Swiss chard combined with field greens, cooked and squeezed dry of water
400 gr of fresh ricotta cheese
3 eggs
150 gr of Pecorino cheese or Parmisan
Salt and fresh ground pepper
a good grating nutmeg
100 gr of flour
extravergin olive oil
In a food processor, or in a bowl, chop the greens and melt it with the ricotta. Add eggs and grated cheese, pepper and nutmeg. In a bowl, sift in the flour. Allow to rest overnight, or at least 3 hours.
Pour some flour on to a plate. With a teaspoon, scoop out enough of the paste to make a small wallnut sized ball and roll on the flour. Place each ball on baking paper for rest one hour.
Drop the Gnudi into a deep pot of well salted boiling water. When they rise to the top, lift them out gentlywith a slotted spoon on to a baking dish with butter, sauges leaves and/or tomatoes sauce and leave it for half an hour.Put themgenlty on to A SERVING PLATE, SPRINKLE WITH MORE CHEESE DRIZZLE OVER SOME EXTRAVERGIN OLIVE OIL AND SERVE.

Horse trekking in the Monterufoli forest!

Come explore the Monterufoli natural park on horseback! We offer you to spend three days and two night at Agriturismo Statiano and spend one morning horse trekking in the forest. A perfect way to relax through an immersion in Nature, in the heart of Etruscan Tuscany, far from crowded touristic areas. In addition, you’ll enjoy Tina’s excellent cuisine, traditional Tuscan specialities and Statiano’s wine, produced at the farm.

The offer includes: aprox 2h horse trekking, double room x 2 nights , 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, all for 310€ per couple.

For bookings and more info contact [email protected] 0588/61153.

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COME FOR A PICNIC AT STATIANO!

On the 2nd of June, throughout Tuscany, the winemakers of FIVI (Intalian Federation of Independent Winemakers) open their doors for a special tasting of their products for the local initiative Il Picnic del Vignaiolo.

We at Fattoria di Statiano will participate: we will offer a free tasting of our wines and a typical Tuscan lunch inlcuding Tuscan zuppa, Montegemoli bread and local salame, for just 9€ per person.

If you decide to spend the night at Statiano, wine tasting and lunch are included in the half board: double room, breakfast, tasting and lunch for 90€.

For bookings and more information:    

 [email protected] agriturismostatiano.com        0588/61153

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