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The Griffin’s Resort in an ideal starting point for visit Umbria and Etruria.

Etruria extended in central Italy including a large part of Tuscany, Lazio and Umbria up to the river Tiber, where, on its right bank, all over the area, many archeological remains of historical significance give evidence of the greatness of this ancient civilization. The Etruscans’ undeniable artistic skill together with their practice of religious beliefs affected deeply the culture of this land, and the power of their deities still seem to exercise its will on nature. Mountain bikes are available to guests for walks between the Griffins, the winegar and the stables. Starting from the Griffins and passing through the church of San Faustino, a two-kilometer health trail begins within the estate. The property’s wood covers about 80 hectares and consists of two separate areas. It is possible to organize educational visits to learn about the different varieties of plants and flowers that make up the thick vegetative scrub.


Visit to the Countryside


Our countryside is worth a visit! You can take a path that starts from the orchard inside Griffin’s garden with peach trees, apricots, pears, apples, persimmons, almonds, cherries, etc., and goes on to visit the olive grove, one of the highest in the region, with its variety of native plants Moraiolo, Leccino and Frantoio, which is the source of the  oil from the farm that enriches and characterizes the dishes in our restaurant, Il Tempo dei Sensi, then passes through the vineyard, a wide expanse of terracing on a volcanic soil called Venanzite, which gives character and individuality to the white and red wines of Griffin’s and Ponzio. Walking through the fields, as well as taking a look at our colourful garden, you can also enjoy collecting mushrooms, asparagus, blackberries, wild chicory according to the seasons and whatever else is offered by the earth and the surrounding forest.

 




Visit the Stables


A stable was recently established to house the guests’ horses. Situated in a secluded place, a hollow behind the wood, surrounded by lush greenery, the all-wood building is well integrated in the landscape. A large outdoor patio, with a wooden table and benches, provides a pleasant place for guests to spend time in the shade, close to their travelling companions. Comfortable, well-equipped loose boxes, a place for washing the animals outdoors, a large fountain for them to drink at in the heat of the summer, make up the accommodation of the area reserved for the stables. During long horseback rides in the meadows and hills near the property, you will be able take a break. Stop at the Griffin’s to feed the horses and rest. It’s a relief to know that there’s a comfortable and relaxing rest spot for our four-legged friends.For guests of Griffin’s that will take them to explore the territory going horseback tours can be arranged at a horse stable at about 700 m, subject to reservation and availability.




Medicinal Herb Garden Visit


It is now proven that medicinal herbs have important qualities. Firstly, they are sought for their therapeutic value, increasingly they find a wide culinary use, have repellent properties against certain insects and, not least, some of them can ornament and perfume the rooms of the house. They also are increasingly used in cooking and as a natural insect repellent. And, last but not least, they play a significant role in the home for cleaning and decorating.   Inspired by the seemingly endless uses of each plant, we created a garden specifically dedicated to medicinal herbs that was created and organized precisely to extol each species’ unique properties.  In fact, due to herbs’ benefits and curative powers, they are increasingly in demand for helping to soothe and cure pain, “making the sun suddenly shine brightly from a rediscovered sense of well-being”. Wandering along the paths, you will be able to learn more about each plant’s characteristics. Collect some to make a relaxing herbal tea or to add some flavour and spice to a tasty dish!




Sourroundings


The Griffin’s Resort would like to propose you several activities to better discover our lands and get to know Umbrian history, through the visits of the medieval down towns and parks of the Region. Behind reservation is also possible to ask for experts, who will guide you through the discovery of the Etruscan areas. Orvieto, Todi, Perugia, Assisi in Umbria; Civita di Bagnoregio, Viterbo in Lazio.

Each journey can be tailored according to everyone’s needs and preferences; for this reason we would like to invite you to contact us ahead to arrange the tours and give you all the details and information.