Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism
Fontechiara is an organic farm. We do not use no chemical fertilizers or other substances of synthetic origin to cultivate our land. The horses we provide organic fertilizer and drastically reduce need agricultural machinery.
Both orchards and olive groves have been replanted, so as to protect the land from erosion and atmospheric agents.The vast numbers of trees that we have planted are great in their absorption of carbon (devouring 10 times their weight in carbon) and this in turn allows us to help offset carbon that guests create in their travel to our farmhouse. Our adoption of slow food principles also ensures that there are no foodmiles on the ingredients used at our Le Marche Agriturismo.
Periodically the grass forage is left to grow and used to give the plants a good share of nitrogen. Conscious of the environment, we have left nature to do its job in wild meadows and other hedgerows and this natural vegetation provides shelter for many species of wild animals, like porcupines, badgers, hedgehogs, many varieties of frogs and toads, and many species of birds and butterfly. Many of these animals are indicators uncontaminated environment in which we live and are increasingly rare in other places.
We also take care to avoid any waste of energy, and for this we use energy saving lamps and all appliances are energy class AAA. All rubbish is recycled.
Agriturismo Fontechiara is located in Treia in the province of Macerata in the region of Le Marche in central Italy. We offer B&B or bed and breakfast holidays or for lovers of slow food there are half board or all inclusive holidays. A vacation at Fontechiara allows you to sample ecotourism, locally grown food, our own organic produce, home cooking and great Le Marche wines in a restored farmhouse with stylishly furnished rooms and excellent facilities including a swimming pool. We offer yoga retreats, horse riding holidays, fishing holidays, Italian lessons, olive oil holidays, we offer a dog sitting service and are ideally located for sports and outlet shopping. Le Marche has fantastic beaches, mountains, nature, history, art, activities and more. Please check out our reasonable prices or contact us for more information or to book.