On the slopes of Mount Subasio, between Assisi and Spello, lie the San Potente olive groves.
Umbrian olive oil is one of the most renowned in the world and boasts DOP certification throughout the region. It has been cultivated since ancient times and for decades has played a major role in the life of San Potente, an integral part of the “Umbrian olive oil route”.
Harvesting the olives, pruning around 2200 plants and tasting the new oil are activities that are all closely tied to the holiday rental management at Villa Rosy. All those guests who stay at our villa in Assisi will be able to discover how a small evo oil producer like us work his land with devotion and passion.
We love what we do so much that we encourage our guests to join in by taking care of the plants in the family’s two olive groves and participating in the most important moments in their life cycle.
You can never really know Umbria until you have strolled through our olive groves and listened to the stories they have to tell…
If sleeping in a cozy stone farmhouse surrounded by olive trees is something you have always dreamed of, please be sure to book your room at Villa Rosy before it is too late!
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: