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We are the last branch of the family, today hosts and custodians that are writing the next chapter of this 1800 stonehouse.
Our mission is to keep it alive and have its story continued so for visitors to enjoy its charm and natural beauty.
Alessia’s parents, Aldo and Teresa, bought this stonehouse in 2002.
It was a traditional farmhouse dating back to the 1800, where families of Umbrian farmers used to live. Thanks to them all the buildings and outdoors where renovated and improved.
Since the beginning, the core idea was to bring on the values of Healthy Living.
Many new trees were planted, the ancient oaks and beech trees restored and the veggie farm begun.
The first Vegetarian Agriturismo of Italy was born, and it was named “Le Tortorelle”.
For 16 years the whole family, Aldo, Teresa, Alessandra and Alessia, with warmth and simplicity, carefully host Italian tourists who were living a healthy lifestyle and they started to host various retreats about healthy subjects.
Important names such as Claudia Rainville and Franco Berrino were the leaders of healthy retreats, together with more than 40 yoga, reiki, pilates teachers of Italy that used this stonehouse as a retreat venue.
After 16 years of hard work, there was the need of some deserved rest for Aldo e Teresa and a “refresh” of the traditional farmhouse.
It was at this moment that the whole family decided to write the Next Chapter, by continuing the journey with Gabriele, Alessia’s fiancé.
Gabriele is the original Umbrian of the family (born in Perugia).
He moved in the farmhouse at end of 2018, following the renovation of the rooms, partly of the outdoors, and the construction of the Studio for the yoga activities.
His passion and experience in hospitality goes back 20 years. Since the beginning his focus was to “give experiences to people”.
An event manager in London, then again in Umbria, he always worked in connection with hotels and venues.
He professionally reviewed more than 120 farmhouses in Italy for an online booking website he co-founded.
For 6 years he was the manager of a wedding venue in Umbria, organising +24 weddings per year.
His decision of moving in the farmhouse was a choice of life.
A mission to host people on a journey of self-development and well-being. His idea during the renovation was to “beautify life” in the best possible ways: through the eco-chic décor of the rooms, the elegant style vegetable gardens, the quality of food provided to guests and the types of activities offered to guests.
Boutique Yoga Retreats were the main idea that could convey the whole vision.
A new name was born:
Here you can find what people said about us along our whole story of hospitality.
Please contact us if you need other direct contacts with previous yoga teachers.
I ran a yoga retreat here for four days in May. Stunning location and facilities and great support from the team. Everyone easily transitioned into relaxation and rejuvenation by immersed in nature and being served fresh, seasonal home grown vegan food. Outstanding! Can’t wait to hold another retreat here.
ABOUT LE TORTORELLE