Since 1850, Borgo Podernovo has provided work for dozens of farming families. They cultivated cereals, maize, fruit trees, beef cattle, horses, rabbits and poultry; a locksmith and a carpenter also worked in the Borgo, so as to provide for any need. The real glue, however, was the bond of mutual esteem, respect and trust between the owners and the farmers. The Borgo's lands slope down from the hill to the largest volcanic lake in Europe and are crossed by the famous Via Francigena, a path trodden since the Middle Ages by pilgrims travelling from Canterbury to Rome.
For our children and the future of the planet, we have long since chosen the path of organic and eco-sustainability. Our products conquer the market of purity lovers, BorgOlio Monocultivar Bio has been included in the 'Guida Gambero Rosso 2018 - Oli d'Italia e 2019', in 2018 it was also awarded the international AIPO silver award.
In addition to centuries-old olive trees, we grow Senatore Cappelli ancient wheat, hulled spelt, chickpeas and lentils. We sow only ancient species, grind only stone and produce only whole-wheat pasta and flour.
Since 2000, Borgo Podernovo has opened its volcanic stone farmhouses to the many tourists who come from all over the world for a unique experience of relaxation, immersed in unforgettable smells and colours.
Palace of the Popes
Piazza San Lorenzo, Viterbo