La Dolce Vita! Palazzo Tronconi bespoke biodynamic wine & cooking holiday offer

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Palazzo Tronconi has partnered wth the Biodynamic Association UK and is offering fabulous 5-day food and wine holidays.

And the best news
UK Biodynamic Members get to “vacanza” at a special Members Rate.
Not a Member yet? Don’t despair – Join Here. Or check out all their other great wine and cooking hols.

Palazzo Tronconi is an 18th Century eco-boutique hotel set on an elevated position in the medieval town of Arce, giving guests rolling views of the Roman countryside. Lovingly restored by its owner, Marco Marrocco the hotel is individually styled with carefully selected 1930’s furniture and original artworks. It oozes quality, originality and comfort.  Combine this with the warm attentive care from the Palazzo Tronocini team and you cannot fail to feel quickly and blissfully “at home”.

Located in the stunning and yet to be discovered Lazio region of Italy, it is easy to get there by flying to either Naples or Rome Airport, where you will be personally collected. This great location also means you can spend a few days extra holiday in either of these amazing cities if you so choose.

Biodynamic wine
Palazzo Tronconi is also the name of a local vineyard with an intriguing family history. Owned by generations of the Marrocco family it was sold by the grandfather, Salvatore, only to be bought back six years ago, by his grandson Marco and here the biodynamic story begins.

Marco set to work to replant a new vineyard and using biodynamic methods,  the soul of the vineyard was reborn. Marco also re-discovered abandoned, ancient vines that were historically grown in Arce. Red grape-Lecinaro; white grape-Capolongo, Pampanaro and white Maturano. Marco had not only restored a family vineyard but with it some of the agricultural heritage that had once belonged to this historic village. He has now also created a fabulous eco-winery to complement his vineyards and a brand new restuarant with roof top terrace.

Palazzo Tronconi produces 6 biodynamic wines, 2 gappas, a sparkling wine, a vermouth plus biodynamic olive oil and honey. They also have their very own ‘biodynamic kitchen garden’ producing lots of lovely vegetables, fruits and happy chickens laying eggs.

Biodynamic Association Members 5 day special package at Palazzo Tronconi 
5 days (4 nights) full board. All rooms are ensuite, have air conditioning, free wifi and hand produced toiletries.
Breakfasts include home baked traditional pastries and fresh Italian coffee; lunches and dinners at our hotel and favourite restaurants. Transport to all excursions, including to and from the airport. (Naples or Rome)
Cost: Marco has also generously offered BDA members a very special price of €900 per person  (a massive saving of €480 on the normal price of  €1380)
Our very own BDA Office Manager Jessica Standing described  it as ”  the biodynamic holiday of a lifetime” and is very happy to share her first hand experiences of this fabulous place. Call her on 01453 759501
T & C’s:
Min 2 per persons per booking due to the highly bespoke nature of these holidays.
This package is available from September 2017 – October 2018   – Subject to availability.
Holiday’s need to be booked in advance  – booking deadline 31st Jan 2018.

DAY 1: A Tour of the Palazzo Tronconi Demeter certified Vineyard, Winery and Tasting Rooms with a light lunch of locally produced organic food, with Marco, our oenologist and owner.
Afternoon: Enjoy a stroll round the ancient streets and discover the beautiful medieval town of Arce.
Evening: Enjoy a traditional Italian Pizzeria with wood burning stoves.

DAY 2: A tour and visit to Carlo Noro’s biodynamic farm and vineyard. Carlo is a leading authority on biodynamics in Italy and also teaches biodynamic ggriculture. Lunch at one our favourite traditional restaurants
Evening: Relax with a glass of wine or two at Palazzo Tronconi before dinner either at traditional Italian restaurant or dinner at Palazzo Tronconi

DAY 3: A Trip to Casa Lawrence,  Case Lawrence is nestled in the Comino Valley between Lazio, Abruzzo and Molise, it is one of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Apennines. A beautiful Victorian Villa, named after its famous visitor, DH Lawrence, who completed his novel ‘The Lost Girl’ here.
Lunch /Shopping/browsing in the picturesque town of Picinisco
Evening: Masterclass pizza cooking lesson with local pizza maestro, Giuseppe. Be prepared for much fun and laughter !

DAY 4: Pack your beach bag for a day trip to the ancient fishing village of Sperlonga, voted as one of Italy’s most beautiful villages, with stunning views over the azure blue Tyrrhenian sea.
Evening : Staying in Sperlonga, enjoy an evening meal at our favourite restaurant overlooking the sea.

DAY 5 : Farewell breakfast at Palazzo Tronconi. Depart for Airport.

Depending on arrival and departure times Day 1 and 5 are flexible and can be adapted to accommodate lunch at no extra cost.

For further information and to make a booking click here
Or contact Emily Cunliffe
Tel: 07850 444462

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“My holiday at Palazzo Tronconi was a total delight from start to finish. The quality and attention to detail throughout my stay was outstanding, the food and wine were divinely delicious and the care and friendliness of the Palazzo Tronconi team meant that I relaxed so much I simply did not want to go home. The day with Carlo Noro, was exceptional, and the trips to Casa Lawrence and Sperlonga were breath-taking and great fun in equal measures. Combine all this with (lots of) biodynamic wine, great weather and Italian hospitality, I really felt like I had found a little slice of heaven on earth”  Jessica Standing – BDA Office