Torre Venturini is located in the Tiber valley, which has been a thriving agricultural land for thousand of years, starting with the Etruscan, via the Roman ad all the more recent civilizations up to this day.
In this area the mechanization introduced in the 60s has emptied the more traditional rural dwellings and our project aims at merging an approach to agriculture which is sympathetic to natural cycles and follows organic procedures with a modern re use of the traditional rural buildings.
The farmland can be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike and comprises farmed organic fields, wetlands and forest. Wildlife is incredibly rich and it is not unusual to meet wild boars, foxes, porcupines and hedgehogs as well as dragonflies, damselflies and glowworms, sadly nearly extinct in central Italy.
Torreventurini is a splendid base for a number of cultural and sport activities. Just jump on your bike, car or put on your walking boots and explore. If you do not feel like venturing too far, you can simply set off to discover the farm land and its forest and river on foot, in one long walk or several shorter ones.
There is plenty of space for a variety of activities on site, from walking to swimming, sunbathing, wildlife spotting, paddling in the stream and stargazing. And many more things to do nearby:
Countless small and medium sized towns of medieval relevance and Etruscan and Roman roots are accessible within minutes from Torreventurini. The highlights however are:
Orvieto is only 30min away by car, has an amazing cathedral and medieval core
Civita di Bagnoregio can be reached in 20 min by car driving through the wonderful scenery of the valle dei calanchi, an amazing valley characterised by deep canyons, a good destination also for ramblers and mountain bikers alike. This is the sadly famous ‘dying city’.
Bomarzo boasts the famous parco dei mostri (monster park) and the Monte di Casoli natural reserve with areas of historical and archaeological value dating back to Etruscan, Roman and medieval times immersed in a timeless landscape.
Bolsena is only 35 min away by car and has a beautiful medieval core rooted on Etruscan and Roman foundations. It looks onto one of the cleanest lakes in Europe, which calls for a dip and a taste of the local coregone dish.
Rome and Florence: Rome and Florence can easily be reached by train. The train to Rome takes just a tad over an hour and leaves Alviano Scalo station every two hours. The train to Firenze Santa Maria Novella starts from Orvieto station every two hours and takes just short of two hours and a half to reach Santa Maria Novella. On request you can leave your car safe with us and enjoy a longer stay in Rom without having to worry about the traffic.
If you have a mountain bike you can jump on it directly at Torreventurini, start with our MTB trails and then reach the valle dei calanchi for adventures tailored to the needs of both experienced riders and recent MTB enthusiasts. The Cammino dei Borghi Silenti, on the other side of the Tiber Valley, also offers opportunities for MTBikers.
You can ride your bike on the road too and itineraries of various difficulty levels can be provided.
Those who like to wander in nature will appreciate two nearby routes:
- the Cammino dei Borghi Silenti, 91km divided into five legs on the Amerini mountains, that face Torreventurini from the other side of the Tiber Valley
- the very long and ancient via Romea Germanica, that starts in Lower Saxony, crosses Germany and Austria and links Orvieto, Lubriano, Civita di Bagnoregio, Montefiascone and Viterbo via a lovely scenic, mostly segregated, pedestrian route (stages 39 and 40) before reaching Rome.
Oasi WWF Lago di Alviano: the WWF oasis along the lake of Alviano is one of the biggest in central Italy and comprises of all biotops typical of wetalnds. It is 5 minutes away by car and 15 minutes on a bike.