Fattoria di Fiorano and its Shops (3)



Chef Sara Bugiada allowed us a glimpse of her prep work in the kitchen, before escorting us to the farm’s two little shops.9 Flowers in a vase – the ultimate kitchen accent piece.   11 12

Sara explained to us how all the food served at the restaurant is sourced from the farm, except for the meat.  And even that is sourced from a very reliable, high-quality farm not far from Rome.


And off we trotted to the shops.  I love that they look almost like Wendy Houses.  The one on the left is the for dairy products  … and the other for veggies, honey, olive oil and flour(s).31 33Sara told us that they make fruit juices too and it’s not just the kids who loved them … including melon juice.
34 35Halloween, anyone?36 Even the scales are in keeping with the farm atmosphere …37 38 39 40 41 42“Farro” (spelt or emmerwheat) and wheat … they will be stone-ground into flour(s) at a mill in Castel Madama.  I can’t wait to try some of this flour.
43 Olive oil …. evoo naturally!44 The honey …45 As we walked towards the dairy and I looked at the trees in the background … I realised that that was, more or less, where the Appia Antica is.   Amazing.46 47And here are the precious fresh and more seasoned ricotta cheeses, in the fridge.

It was time to go home now – but before leaving, we had one final glimpse of a very promising future farm ‘product’ :


The wine cellar!

My friend’s mobile rang and she excused herself for a minute … I wasn’t eavesdropping but I couldn’t help but hear her enthusiasm over Fiorano as she spoke with whoever it was … “You MUST come here, you’d love it!” she was saying.


And as we said good bye and left for the car, our parting glimpse was of the grape harvest.  I wondered what the late Prince Alberico Ludovisi Boncampgni might make of all this bustle and activity and renewed injection of life into his farm.  I can’t think that he would be disapproving in any way ….IMG_2267 Cabernet Sauvignon …IMG_2268Looking forward to what all these grapes will bring.

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11 Responses to Fattoria di Fiorano and its Shops (3)

  1. Great post Jo! Take me with you the next time! 🙂

  2. Loving these Fattoria posts, Jo. What a wonderful place.

  3. Francesca says:

    Love these photo series. Simply wonderful!

  4. You sure have been active, Jo! Now I am up-to-date with your adventure(so far) and exquisite recipes… thoroughly enjoyed it! Are you home now or continuing with your adventure? Hugs,

  5. momofnine says:

    Wow, I have so enjoyed your Fattoria posts! The history of the farm is fascinating. I love your photos as they really capture the spirit and simple beauty you found there. Thank you for sharing this treasure.

    • Thank you, I am so glad that you appreciate the simplicity of my shots … I am not a photographer so my pictures are very ‘instinctive’, if you know what I mean, and it speaks volumes about the REAL beauty of a place if people can ‘see’ what I was attempting to convey even though the photos are not professional.

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