The Tenuta Monte Laura farmhouse is surrounded by the chestnut and hazelnut groves of Verde Irpinia (in the province of Avellino – Campania Region), in an unspoiled landscape, a stone’s throw (25 km) from the enchanting Amalfi Coast and the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum (30 km).
Here nature is the protagonist 12 months a year and every day the show is new, different, exciting.
Each season, in fact, with its colors, its scents, its gifts, can be the right time to get lost a little to find yourself.
Before arriving at the farmhouse, you cross a long avenue, marked by the intense green of centuries-old pines and the soothing blue of hydrangeas, which helps to make the structure unforgettable.
The living stone and tuff dominate unchallenged everywhere, from the external wall to the lining of the building, a building of 1500 square meters dating back to the early twentieth century, renovated and enlarged in which the hotel rooms and the large restaurant are located.
The charm, the refined style, the genuineness to live your special day in a location surrounded by nature.
n our stables, sheep, pigs, cattle and low court animals are raised which represent the raw material for the realization of the wonderful cheeses, meats and typical dishes, served in the company restaurant.
Upstream of the stables, the beehives have been placed for the production of chestnut honey that we use to accompany ricotta and cheeses and for the preparation of our desserts.
The secret of the future is in the return to the past ...
This is our philosophy, and it is precisely for this reason that we try to entertain children, letting them get in touch with nature and animals.
Only in this way will they discover that they belong to a world that most of the new generations ignore.
They will also have the opportunity to observe them closely through large paddocks where the animals are free to have fun.
The farmhouse, 10 hectares, has a botanical park with over 200 varieties of plants. We also grow aromatic essences (precisely sage, bay leaf, rosemary, fennel, thyme, rocket, oregano, mint) which are used for the preparation of the company’s products and typical dishes.
Behind the botanical park extend the hazelnut and chestnut groves that together with the wine characterize our company in particular, and more generally the province of Avellino in Italy and in the world.
The Monte Laura estate is located right in the middle of two mountains, Monte Laura and San Nicola. At the very ends of our estate there are wonderful paths suitable for all lovers of nature, mountain walks, trekking lovers and pleasant horseback rides.
The vegetation rich in chestnut groves, vineyards and fruit trees offers various suggestive panoramas where the plain of Montoro, Fisciano and, when the weather permits, the Gulf of Salerno is visible.
Along the path and for about 4km you will arrive at the enchanting Castello village with the mysterious charm of an abandoned village. On the same promontory is the Sanctuary of San Nicola (about 7 km from the estate) which is the oldest place of worship in Forino.
Tenuta Montelaura, thanks to its central position with respect to the sites of major tourist, cultural and gastronomic interest in Campania, is the ideal base for excursions throughout the region.
The Benedictine abbey of Loreto in Mercogliano (10 km) is a must for orchestral music lovers (with the international festival), those who love castles can range from Lower to Upper Irpinia, from Lauro to Bisaccia, who want to get lost in the traces of history can easily stop in Paestum (50 km), at the excavations of the Antica Abellinum in Atripalda (7 km) or get to Mirabella Eclano (35 km).
20 km away is the Sanctuary of Montevergine (from 1100, founded by San Guglielmo, houses the venerated Byzantine icon of Mamma Schiavona. It can be reached in seven minutes with one of the steepest funiculars in Europe).
60 km away is Materdomini, which houses the remains of San Gerardo Maiella, patron saint of mothers and children.
Do not miss a visit to the Goleto Abbey of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi (60 km).
Just 40 km from the farmhouse, then, the irresistible Marian Sanctuary of Pompeii, and the ruins of the eruption of Vesuvius, celebrated all over the world.
For wine lovers, there are endless wineries and dairy farms in Irpinia, a few steps from Tenuta Monte Laura.
Tenuta Monte Laura, in its large spaces surrounded by greenery, offers boarding for horses with a daily solution, being able to participate in scheduled relaxing off-site excursions for both the rider and his horse, or customized monthly solutions.
Our solutions include:
Veterinary check-up, monthly hoof trimming and check of deadlines such as vaccines, wormers, Coggins tests, teeth and what is eventually reported by the owner.
2 km from the estate there is an equestrian center managed directly by the owners, technical instructors with whom we collaborate, where it will be possible, upon reservation, to take part in lessons and walks in the adjacent woods, or at our company small excursions for minimum numbers of 10 people
For the more experienced there is the possibility to participate in magnificent excursions in the most suggestive places of the neighboring municipalities (Forino, Contrada, Borgo, Banzano, Montoro, Bracigliano).