Activities & Groups

Casa Faustina for courses, seminars and retreats.

We welcome groups to our holiday farm for courses, seminars and retreats. Casa Faustina has a long experience as a retreat centre with its large and beautiful spaces for groups. There are countless ways that allow guests here to experience peace and rest and the contact with the earth, the trees and the breath of the hills are simply a few examples. You will find an intimate and quiet atmosphere with perfectly sized spaces reserved for group activities.

The pavilion
Amongst the olive trees is the 108 sqm pavilion with large windows and hardwood floor. This bright space allows practicing many group activities such as yoga, meditation and other kind of holistic activities. The windows can be opened completely and are furnished with white curtains. This space has been designed so as to remain cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Open spaces
Casa Faustina is surrounded by flat, shaded, wide open spaces outside, such as the lush grass around the swimming pool with its young olive trees and the fresh pine area overlooking the breathtaking Umbrian valley. Here it will be easy for you to find a place to make bonfires or for observing the magical night skies.

The activities room
The underground room of 56 sqm with wooden floor is a perfect place for meetings and various activities. The room is cool in the summer and warm in the winter and can be obscured.

Relax and have fun at Casa Faustina

For relaxing moments, guests can dive into the refreshing swimming pool surrounded by olive trees, lavender and rosemary bushes, or have an enjoyable walk through the country roads surrounding Casa Faustina.

You are also invited to play on the giant chest board of the garden, challenge someone to outdoor ping-pong, do archery, cook in the outdoor barbecue, rest in the shade of the pines or enjoy the children's playground. Upon request, we can provide our guest with board games and cards, books in english, italian, french or german. We also propose a bike-rental service.

Yoga with Lucia

A discipline both ancient and modern, an effective antidote to everyday life's stress to regain psychophysical wellbeing and inner harmony.

Lucia Taddei has practiced yoga since 1997 and has experienced methods belonging to different schools, she is listed in the Italian Federation of Yoga.

You can book lessons for all levels, for individuals or groups, of a duration of 1h 30min.

Cooking courses

Casa Faustina proposes all year long cooking lessons for children and adults, during which you will put your hands "to paste" to learn how to bake pizza, bread and cakes; pick vegetables from the garden to cook delicious vegetarian recipes; or learn using flowers and herbs taken from our garden

In summer, it is possible to have a morning out with our truffle on reservation. We will help you prepare the truffle according to the uses of our territory.

Painting and sculpture lessons with Benvenuto Gattolin

You can also have private or group painting and sculpture lessons with the master of arts, Benvenuto Gattolin. The subject of the courses can be adapted to the needs and interests of participants. In sculpture classes, participants can learn to sketch their idea and then make its model in clay, create a mold that can be used later as a cast to pour bronze, along with many other sculpting projects. In painting classes, beginner participants can learn the basic techniques of water color, oil painting and fresco painting or more advanced participants can deepen their knowledge and perfect their technique. In summary, lessons are offered to a range of experiences and can be catered to particular interests.