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Territory

Olive groves hills

The farmhouse “il nido delle rondini” is located in the hamlet DANI, a little town in the beautiful Ligurian countryside. This town is situated at 400 meters above sea level and it is only 2 km away from Testico commune, located upstream and 16 km away from the famous coastal shores of Andora. Oak and chestnut woods can be found all around (consequently we have mushrooms and chestnut gathering) and the ancient terraces with secular olives which still provide one of the best italian oils. This products of the territory, on which the local cooking is based, can be bought together with others local specialities like seasonable fruit and vegetables.

Sea and shores

Located in the westernmost part of the famous “Coast of the Flowers”, the town of Andora is known for its beautiful shores of fine sand, perfectly equipped by many valid seaside facilities.
Every year the uncontaminated sea waters and the regular cleaning of sandy shores allow Liguria to obtain many “Blue Flags”, the important award given by FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) to European coastal resorts which satisfy quality criteria related to bathing water parameters and to the offered service.

Activities

Beside the beach

Beside the famous seaside resorts, the peculiar riparian town of Andora offers interesting activities to live the sea always in a different way.
Particularly, on the piers and beaches there are sporting associations which arrange trips out for deep sea fishing or for “Whale Watching” (the close observation of cetaceans), and skilled trainers teach courses and classes of sail and canoying.

Make your own Ligurian olive oil!!

Starting from the second half of Autumn, olive gathering and consequent oil production works are in full swing in the countryside.
As a matter of fact in this time the olive groves that climb the surrounding hills are packed of their precious fruits, ripened by the long exposure to summertime sunrays.
The guests of the farmhouse can cooperate in first person to the phases of nets placement, gathering and transport to the near oil mill, to produce the real Ligurian oil.

Sporting activities

Are you a sportsman? Do you like to keep yourself in good shape?
On the land surrounding the farmhouse, a few kilometers further, there are tennis courts and soccer fields, as well as bowling facilities and golf courses, a baseball field at 500m, children’s playgrounds and a river with waterfall in the mountains at 30 minutes suitable for rafting; moreover, two mountain bikes are at our guests’ disposal.
Always in the neighborhood, a riding school in agreement with the farmhouse can be reached: it is the perfect opportunity to make beautiful rides in the woods of the territory.

For the younger ones

A vacation in a farmhouse is perfect to make our children play outdoor in full safety, and the farmhouse has a specific area set for the purpouse.
The discovery of nature can also be a precious moment for the environmental education of younger ones: besides the vegetable garden and the orchard, hens, chicks, goats and a horse are hosted in the farm.