When we looked for a location to create our agriturismo (holiday farm) we wanted a place where guests could relax and enjoy the silence.
We also wanted it to be a starting point to explore Piemonte and Liguria, to visit interesting cities (like Acqui Terme, Alba, Turin, Genoa…), to go to the seaside (the Ligurian “Riviera of Flowers is a very popular holiday destination and only 1 hour away), to drive around in the hills and explore the little villages and medieval towers and castles, to go hiking on the calanche (a kind of prehistoric dunes), …
And I’m proud to say we’ve succeeded !
I can’t describe it better than what one of our guests wrote on Tripadvisor :
“The feeling you get when staying in Agriturismo Verdita, is difficult to capture in words. To us, Verdita was an ideal combination of charm, peace and quietness, comfort, cosiness, etc. The view over the lavender fields (cute little deer included) and hills are amazing. Merana and the surrounding villages are very quiet and hospitable. It’s nice that you can visit a lot of things nearby, for example little villages with wineries, larger cities, culture, the Italian Riviera, typical markets, etc. And to top this all off, the hospitality of Natacha and Nicolas was great. They are always ready to give you directions and help you where they can, make reservations, etc. They are the perfect hosts! Their guide to the area is a must to discover the surroundings and little restaurants. They can truly be proud of their Italian dream ‘Agriturismo Verdita’. We are allready looking forward to visiting them again next year! “
We’ve created Agriturismo Verdita to be your home away from home.
Once upon a time we lived in the city in Belgium and had serious careers (Nicolas was a lawyer, Natascha was a psychologist).
Everybody was happy, except us. And you know why? People don’t come to a lawyer or a psychologist because they are happy and content; just the opposite. So, every day we were surrounded by negativity and unhappiness and this started to weigh us down.
On the other hand, there was the Italian dream Natascha had when she was little. Being half Italian she has always wanted to live in this beautiful country where the skies and the sea are blue instead of grey.
And so we started to dream together. To cut a long story short (we’d be happy to tell you the long version in person): We looked for a lifestyle that was the complete opposite from what we knew and went for it.
Our lavender farm Agriturismo verdita is the end result: a place where people arrive excited because they’re on holiday and our job is to make them even more happy. It’s a place in “The middle of nowhere”. There’s no traffic or city noise, we’re surrounded by green hills where boar and deer roam and where we can breathe in healthy air. If you want to escape the peace and quiet once in a while you can easily reach a larger cities like Genoa or Turin or enjoy the seaside of the Ligurian Flower Riviera. Visiting luxury resorts such as Monaco and Portofino are also possible from here.
We never thought it possible but we really found our paradise on earth and hope we can share it with you!
Natascha & Nicolas