Flying over sacreterre village
Sacreterre is a very small ancient village. We restored the main building in 2010, due to Giovanna’s profession who made the project and design choices. We have tried to respect local style and we used natural materials and traditional building techniques, according to bioarchitecture.
The main building houses our home, six rooms for guests and common rooms. There are two accesses on different levels. We are working to restore an other building, the traditional stable and barn, and preparing more rooms and spaces to enjoy our products.
The bio-lake or natural pool is always an amazement for our first time guests. Getting acquainted with urban way of life, we have been so separated from natural elements, that we are no longer used to immerse so deeply in nature. Yet, frogs, dragonflies and fireflies are very good bath mates, especially in summer nights.
The Big Oak looks as if it has been there for centuries. When we saw this place for the first time, it was she who whispered to us that our search was over: we had found the right place to root ourselves, cultivate our values and share this spirit with anyone inspired.
At the end of the unpaved road, next to the Cammino di Linari, there is a little church, once dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria, which lighted the way for our work on women spirituality, a practice dear to us that has been strengthened in this place.
A changing place
When we got here there were only ruins. We restored the main building ten years ago and now we are working to renovate an other house in order to offer more people the possibility to experiment the contact with the land, nature’s rythms and the care of what sorrounds us. We feel we are part of this