Here you will discover the charm and beauty of Umbria that welcomes travellers with genuine hospitality for a unique retreat.
San Potente is many things. It is our fragrant and unique Extra virgin olive oil, that reflects our love of the soil. San Potente is an agritourism experience at our two amazing locations: Villa Rosy and Residence Menotre. San Potente is the ancient hand loom in the house museum of Rasiglia, passing the weaving traditions from one generation to another.
San Potente is a family history intertwined with the story of Umbria between Assisi and Foligno, so special and charming. We will show you Umbria, a noble and ancient region, sophisticated and simple at the same time.
We open the doors of two unique accommodations welcoming curious travellers in search of authentic experiences and warm hospitality.
Villa Rosy is a 19th century Villa carefully restored with a private swimming pool located on a 27 acres olive grove. It is a few miles away from Assisi which makes it the ideal setting for those who love nature and relaxation, but do not wish to compromise on comfort.
Residence Menotre is a 15th century tower that has been converted into three holiday apartments. It is in the enchanting hamlet of Rasiglia di Foligno, which lies on the Menotre river. The apartments are surrounded by charming woods, the perfect place to discover green Umbria and to find your own patch of peace.
Our family is dedicated to maintaining the legacy of the ancient art of weaving from Rasiglia. Our hope is to keep the knowledge and memories alive in a small but fascinating museum right in the heart of the village. Visitors are welcome to try their skills at weaving patterned fabric on traditional looms driven by Luciana.
Every year, we are delighted to share with our guests, the labour of love of harvesting the olives. When the work is finished, there is a huge feast, open to everyone. The highlightis the tasting of the new olive oil produced with joy and sacrifice on the slope of mount Subasio between Assisi and Spello.
In the place where our hearts belong, we will do our best to make you feel at home too.
The San Potente new olive oil festival was reviewed in the Good Morning Umbria blog and cited as one of the most characteristic popular traditions in Umbria.
The French websites L'Italie à Paris and Acteurs du Tourisme Durable talked about the tasting session for the new San Potente olive oil organised in Paris in to pay tribute to Umbrian delicacies abroad!
A publication of the Province of Perugia has paid a nice tribute to our grandmother Mrs Vanda Tonti as one of the leading women of Umbrian entrepreneurs. The most important events of the history of the Tonti woolen mill have been also described here
The magazine TheAmerican / InItalia covered Luciana’s hand weaving and the story of the Tonti woollen mill in Rasiglia in a wonderful article dedicated to Umbria’s traditional crafts.
Villa Rosy was chosen by the travel planner Megan McCaffrey-Guerrera of Bella Vita Italia for an organised gourmet visit to Umbria. The programme included private dinners, the San Potente new olive oil festival, cooking courses and much more...
Villa Rosy was mentioned in the May 2013 edition of the Italian magazine Dove as part of the Saint Francis of Assisi itinerary.
Dove - May 2013
The editor of the Israeli blog Viva Italia!, Dalit Katzenellenbogen, dedicated an article to Villa Rosy in which it is described as an ideal destination for a gourmet stay in Umbria in the Autumn months. The events not to be missed include the taverns of the Quintana and "I Primi d’Italia" in Foligno, the Settimana Enologica wine event in Montefalco, Eurochocolate in Perugia and the festival of the new extra-virgin olive oil at the San Potente olive grove!
San Potente Agriturismo has been chosen by Tao, another guide about sustainable tourism, as a good example of ecotourism in Umbria that focuses its activity on the conservation of traditions and local cultural heritage.
The French website on sustainable tourism Acteurs du Tourisme Durable has published an interview with Ilaria where she explains our commitment to environmental protection and sustainability through many environmentally-friendly initiatives and activities.
Villa Rosy has been featured by Ambiente Europa, the digital web magazine specialized in the environmental conservation, as perfect location to spend a break in Umbria during the olive harvest.
The Italian magazine In Viaggio released a special issue about Umbria and San Potente has been featured among the best places to be for a cooking class.
In Viaggio - Ottobre 2014
Villa Rosy has been chosen to be the perfect base for an amazing green tour in Umbria with the special partnership of “Umbria Green Card”. You can read all the details of the trip visiting the following link:
Travel memories in Assisi... with great video on the blog!
Thank you Capucine, Thibault, Marion e Baptiste for your visit. #EnjoyUmbria
Villa Rosy has been featured on the travel blog tourdumonde.fr. Thank you Marion & Baptiste! Hope to see you again in Umbria!
Giusi & Alessio from Gente in Viaggio have chosen Villa Rosy has their home base for a blog tour around Umbria between Assisi and the Trasimeno Lake. The home made breakfasts prepared by Corinna have been really appreciated!
Our lovely Ilaria is the author of a travel guide on Northern and Central Italy focused on sustainable tourism. Obviously Umbria and San Potente are also in! The book is in French! BRAVISSIMA!
Corinna has been the spokeswoman of the Umbria DOP extra virgin olive oil producers during the Frantoi Aperti (Open Oil Mills) presentation at Mercato Metropolitano in Milan. Have a look at the video!
The annual appointment with the "Bentornato Olio Nuovo" event (Welcome back freshly pressed olive oil!) has been a real success. Lots of friends and evo oil lovers have visited our farm in Assisi during that day. Read the story of this special feast through the eyes of the journalist Sara Sbaffi from Gente in Viaggio.
The blog Playground Around The Corner has mentioned Villa Rosy as the ideal holiday destination in Umbria when travelling with children. The "Frantoi Aperti" event is surely a great occasion for adults and children to taste a piece of Umbria!
The French radio France Info talked about Umbria in the section "C'est mon week-end" broadcasted on the 21st January and S. Potente has been listed among the best places to go!
Thank you very much Ingrid Pohu!
Il Blog Around Family ha inserito il Residence Menotre nell'itinerario dedicato ai 'posti speciali' dal titolo In Umbria seguendo il suono dell'acqua.
Rasiglia non poteva proprio mancare!
Il blog Umbria 4 Mummy, creato dalle mamme per le mamme in giro per l'Umbria, ha segnalato Rasiglia e le dimostrazioni di tessitura tenute dalla nostra Luciana come meta perfetta per scoprire le tradizioni del territorio.
Fare Digital Media pubblica l'intervista fatta alla nostra Corinna.
Da leggere tutta d'un fiato!
Il Residence Menotre è stato inserito in uno dei quattro itinerari esperenziali del progetto Riparti dai Sibillini per raccontare al meglio il territorio di Umbria e Marche dopo il sisma.
Ecco qualche racconto: