Valentina and Giovanni

in Alia - DARA GUCCIONE BIOFARM
Brother and sister team Valentina and Giovanni Guccione have dedicated their attention to the production of extra virgin olive oil. They concerned that people raised in cities, both the old and the young, get to know the secrets of rural life.
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Keepers of their family farm handed down through generations since the eighteenth century.
Their ancestors built the original farmhouse at the start of the twentieth century which remains today the main of the four buildings on the estate.
It was Valentina who, moved by the desire to share the charm of this estate, created a unique rural hospitality system. Her offerings have nature at their core and are perfectly integrated with the farm that her brother Giovanni runs. Among the projects is Aliavventura, a camp that allows children aged 8 to 13 to discover nature through gardening, growing, manual learning, and lots of outdoor fun.

Giovanni, researcher in agriculture, looks after the family heritage, an olive grove with 3,500 native cultivar plants. Alongside olive trees, there is also the cultivation of ancient Perciasacchi and Maiorca wheat. The latest addition to the crops is an Evolutivo wheat, an experiment that combines different Mediterranean grains in a single field, with a philosophy of sustainability and resilience.

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Alia
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We want to offer our guests an experience where nature speaks first.
The structures of Dara Guccione Biofarm have large and bright spaces with splendid views of the land inherited from our family and of the panoramas of the heart of Sicily. We share cooking experiences with ingredients from our fields, agricultural workshops, yoga classes, and relaxation activities with guests. We offer a small wellness area with a sauna, an outdoor pool, and a bocce green.
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Dara Guccione Biofarm is an oasis surrounded by centuries-old olive trees handed down through generations. We believe that, like us, you will be struck by the balance with which Valentina and Giovanni have been able to integrate the agricultural heritage of the place with contemporary and minimal hospitality.

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