We named our farmhouse “Albaspina”, the ancient name for the hawthorn, a beautiful plant that is acknowledged for its multiple medicinal purposes.
The farmhouse dates back to the early 18th century and it lies in an area known for its panoramic beauty, just a few kilometers from Vicenza, in a very peaceful setting among fields.
The building has been entirely renovated according to green buiding criteria, paying particular attention to the materials employed, deliberately avoiding electric and magnetic fields in all areas in order to offer our guests a special holiday, immersed in the surrounding landscape.
Details are important to us: not only have we adopted green building techniques, but we have invested in renewable forms of energy, such as solar energy panels and a biomass boiler for heating.
Needless to say, Albaspina also carefully follows and encourages recycling measures and uses biodegradable cleaning products.
Albaspina offers four charming, comfortable double rooms, each one of them equipped with its own ensuite bathroom and air-conditioning.
All rooms are spacious and quiet, with scenic views of the surrounding countryside. Two of our rooms can easily accommodate a third bed. Pets allowed. Free Wifi.
Each morning, Anna prepares an extensive breakfast, even vegan, that includes cakes and breads baked in our kitchen, as well as our delicious homemade jams.
Guests requiring special dietary needs are welcome: just make sure to let us know when you make your reservation.
For a special dinner, made with high quality organic ingredients and freshly picked vegetables from the garden, we are open in the evening by reservation from Thursday to Saturday.
Guests can choose to stay for dinner, to taste our specialties: vegetable soups, vegetarian pastas and dishes made with grains, legumes, seitan, raw and cooked vegetables – all ingredients originating from biodynamic and organic produce.
The farm places particular emphasis on producing seasonal vegetables and fruits following organic method.
Our home-grown produce is sold directly at Albaspina, in our farm shop, offering a wide range of cherry, apricot and peach preserves, as well as canned vegetables (pickled, in water or in oil).
The Quality Teaching Farm Chart in the Veneto Region clearly outlines the specific requirements concerning safety, logistics, hospitality services, and the learning materials provided to students and teachers who visit the farm.
Albaspina is open year-round to welcome guests of all ages and to encourage their interest in biodynamic farming, synergistic gardening, crystal healing therapy, and vegan cooking.
An experience to rediscover the countryside: this is a guided lesson that teaches our visitors how to recognize vegetables and their flavors, as well as to learn the seasonal nature and full plant cycle from seed to harvest with hands-on experience of seeding and harvesting in the garden.
We also organize evening events, seminars, and classes on holistic and natural health topics.