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Emanuele, Paola and Lucia de Ferrari, with all their family and staff of the Farmhouse “Dogana” welcome the guests, with a special greeting for all the children!
The Agritouristic and Bio Centre “La Dogana” is ca. 50 ha large and extends itself all around the historical XVIth century building that once has been the Papal custom-house, and used to be a favorite stop for those coming from the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and Rome. It gave hospitality to Michelangelo, Ghoethe, Byron, Stendhal. Recently, the ancient farmhouses surroundings, it have been restored and transformed into small nicely furnished apartments, with a beautiful view on the Lake Trasimeno.The Agritouristic and Bio Centre “La Dogana” is ca. 50 ha large and extends itself all around the historical XVIth century building that once was the Papal custom-house, and used to be a favorite stop for those coming from the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and Rome. It gave hospitality to Michelangelo, Ghoethe, Byron, Stendhal. Recently, the ancient farmhouses surroundings, it has been restored and transformed into small nicely furnished apartments, with a beautiful view on the Lake Trasimeno.
La Dogana has also an elegant restaurant where the Chef Stefano Rutigliano will delight you with the best Italian cousin and will entertain you with fun cooking courses (reservation is required). Moreover, a beautiful swimming pool, situated between the ancient olive trees, will refresh you in the hot days of the summer.
Finally, the guests of La Dogana can use the services of the riding school, the farm school and in summer the recreation center for children. Possibility of romantic ridings in a chariot 8cariage) and for the more experienced, many beautiful hiking trails and horseback riding around the Lake park and along the paths traveled by the legendary warrior Hannibal.
"La Casetta delle Carrozze"
Independent villas in the park.
In olden times it was the lodging of the coachmen and the state coach. The house is about 50 sm large with a wide bedroom, lounge with cooking facilities and fireplace, large bathroom with bathtub and shower, available for 2,3,4 people, it has a nice view on the Trasimeno lake.
Apartments in ancient farmhouses
Old restored country house of the XVIIIth century where there are 10 nicely furnished holiday apartments of about 35,45,55 sm, ready for a comfortable stay for you and your family (3-4-5-6-8 people), with a nice view on the Trasimeno Lake. Each apartment consists of living room and kitchenette, one or two master bedroom and bathroom.
"La Casa del Taglialegna"
Completely rebuilt with stones and wooden beams, it is the ideal for two families, from 4 to 8 people. About 100 sm large, it has 3 bedrooms, 2 wide bathrooms with bathtub and shower, lounge with kitchen facilities and fireplace. Nice view!
A pleasant day is spent where you cook bread focacce
in the old wood oven, topping them in the traditional
way with olive oil, tomato and oregano or with fresh
ricotta (all the ingredients are produced on the farm).
This, on the other hand,
involves more complex preparations for those who wish
to understand the tipical culinary tradition Umbra a little
more in depth. During this course, you can take part
in preparing one or two antipasti (depending on degree
of difficulty), a first course, a main course and vegetables,
and a dessert.
EuroChocolate offers a variety of activities including chocolate art displays, experimental chocolate tastings, street performances, and chocolate sculpting. In recent years, an igloo has been constructed out of 3,600 kilograms of chocolate bricks. There is even an opportunity to make a chocolate day spa appointment. In 2003, the largest chocolate bar in the world was constructed. It measured to be more than 7 meters in length, two meters high and made with 5980 kilograms of dark chocolate and thousands of hazelnuts.
Location for conferences, conventions, corporate meetings and briefings, lunches and dinners,
Private events such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduation parties and celebrations of all kinds,
A restaurant offering excellent menus at affordable prices, with flow refined and abundant in quantity served, and in line with current market standards of catering and the best food and wine.Nowadays, the restaurant is located in the ancient mill. The moon will rise over the Trasimeno lake in front of you when you sit in the evening, in the elegant dining room or on the romantic terrace. The chef Stefano Rutigliano will delight you with the best Umbrian and Italian cuisine.
The Riding school Antica Dogana is the ideal place for those who want to learn all about the territory of Lake Trasimeno and the surrounding nature.
The equestrian center is recommended to everyone regardless of age, both the more skilled rider and who want for the first time to approach to this sport.
Umbria and Tuscany, with art centres such as Siena, Cortona, Assisi, Montepulciano, Perugia, Spoleto, Orvieto, Gubbio, San Giminiano, leave to the tourist the embarrassement of the choice. Rome is 2 hours away, either by train or by car, Florence one hour and a half.