Contessi Agritourism: a relaxing place in Trentino Alto Adige


Overlooking the Adriatic Sea and surrounded by high mountains, the Friuli Venezia Giulia is on the north-east of the Italian peninsula and it is located on the border with Slovenia and Austria.

From the mountains to the sea, the whole region is crossed by paths that lead to the discovery of wine and good food, among vineyards and agritourisms where you can taste specialties and local products, including the famous San Daniele ham or cheese Montasio. Italian Traditions brings you to San Daniele, in the province of Udine, home of the homonymous ham DOP and main center of the Friuli hills. Here, in a large and beautiful park of 20,000 square meters, lies the Agritourism Contessi, cozy choice to retire in the silence of nature. The agritourism was born from the idea of ​​Contessi family who, after a long experience in the management in own of butchers and a great passion for the agritourism work, has decided to face a new challenge by starting a business project that could offer hospitality, strong of exclusive and privileged position that they share.

After purchasing the property in 2004, and after the renovation of the house, the family Contessi inaugurated the activities in 2007, and as it consist in Manuel, chef of the house, his girlfriend Alice and a staff who with passion works daily in order to always guarantee the best quality and hospitality.

The agritourism specializes in the breeding of pigs, chickens, geese, rabbits and donkeys, sheep and goats and growing vegetables, corn, herbs and small fruits. A task, which allows the agritourism to bring to your table the authenticity and freshness of products that are used for the preparation of the local cuisine as frico of potatoes and pasta dishes such as homemade crespelle al ragù bianco, the ravioli of fresh pasta and homemade gnocchi. The menu of the house are, therefore, the result of the wise combination of excellent raw materials related to the seasonality prepared simply and a lot of imagination to rediscover the authentic flavors of tradition.

Among the best dishes that the chef Manuel offers to his guests there are certainly those based on red meat, chops and grilled meats, especially pork. A special mention goes to the tasty and plentiful breakfast consisting of delicious cakes and tarts with chocolate, dried fruit, apple strüdel or just bread, butter and jam, all accompanied by a good cappuccino and fresh apple juice.

In the seven recently renovated rooms, decorated in Provencal style with attention to details, guests will have at their disposal the maximum comfort and the ability to enjoy a terrace with a breathtaking view on the surrounding hills. The Contessi Agritourism is the perfect location for wedding, ceremonies and special occasions, because of its elegance, sobriety and quality. With the warm hospitality that has always characterized this company, Manuel and his entire staff will be ready to fulfill your every desire, taking care of every aspect of the event, from the choice of equipment to the decorations, to the choice of the menu. Staying at the Contessi Agritourism will prove an excellent opportunity to visit the area to discover the wonders of nature and history of the hills of San Daniele, through a network of roads and trails that allow you to easily reach Lake Ragogna, important for the landscape, the flora and fauna.

Not far away are also the Museum of the territory of San Daniele, the Ragogna’s one and the Casa delle Farfalle of Bordano, famous tourist destination that will enable you to get to know the amazing world of butterflies. In the Contessi agritourism you will be pampered with the courtesy and the attentions that Manuel and his family reserve to each customer, to make you enjoy a holiday in harmony with the earth, its fruits and its perfumes!
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