We started the agriturismo and the agricultural activities in 2018, driven by the desire to create an ideal place ruled by harmony and beauty.
Our aim is promote outdoor tourism and allowing our guests to get in touch with Umbria’s territory, with a keen eye to preserving biodiversity.
We believe that relationship with nature increases quality of life and responds to people’s essential needs.
Through our farm, where our wine and olive oil are born, we insert ourselves in a context of sustainable agriculture. We respect environmental resources and the ecosystem to which they belong. We want to face the future from a green perspective, using renewable energy as much as possible. For this reason we have installed some solar panels in the park.
Le Cerque raises awareness of the importance of olive tree groves and vineyards as parts of Italy’s environmental heritage. We strongly believe that our activity gives value to the culture and the traditions of the territory and empowers the surrounding community.
“We believe that relationship with nature increases quality of life and responds to people’s essential needs”
Le Cerque – “le querce” in Italian – means “the oaks” in local dialect. It is a real country house in the heart of Umbria.
The original farmhouse was smaller: the central part with the characteristic tower dates back to 1660. The building was later expanded and it went through two restorations, in 1975 and 1999, that safeguarded the original shape and materials, fully respecting anti-seismic regulations.
The most recent renovation, in 2018, focused on the west side of the farmhouse, where the guest rooms are located. One of the rooms is now totally accessible to people with disabilities, while the roofs and the terrace have been transformed in order to allow our guests to fully enjoy the sunlight and the panoramic view.
Behind the company
Damiano Scalici decided to move to Le Cerque after a life of working internationally for the United Nations’ World Food Programme. He visited 65 properties over 5 years before choosing Le Cerque. Here he found unspoilt nature easily reachable from important cities and arts and culture.
Damiano’s interests and worldwide experience are reflected in the home’s warm decor: Afghan chairs, Congolese paintings and Turkmen carpets are tastefully placed around the spacious common areas, while his essential and clean style pervades the entire property.
Values such as cultural diversity and sharing are integral to Le Cerque’s experience, which Damiano lives as a new challenge, as an opportunity to develop himself and the surrounding community.