Welcome to Valleponci
In the immediate ‘Finalese’ hinterland, about 4km from the sea, an extraordinary valley, that has remained intact over the centuries, unexpectedly opens. Along the ancient road ‘Iulia Augusta’, there are 5 Roman Bridges and the valley is dominated by the imposing ‘Rocca di Corno’. ‘Valle Ponci’ (Valley of the Bridges) is an ideal place for bikers, climbers and nature lovers alike. For anyone who is looking for a place to relax, walk, taste real Ligurian cuisine and drink the excellent local wines, this is the place to be.o.
Agriturismo Valleponci: welcome in a place faraway from the common places, yet only 10 minutes from the sea.
Founded in the year 2000, the agricultural business partnership operates on around 50 hectares of land (of which, 30 hectares is woodland) retrieved after more than 25 years of neglect. Today it boasts a new vineyard that produces more than 15,000 bottles of D.O.C wine a year. (D.O.C = guarantee of quality controlled wine). This along with orchards, a vegetable plot, the restaurant, the new rooms with private bathroom, and many more projects for the future.
The 3 partners in the ‘Valleponci’ agricultural business are Giorgio, Paola and Daniela. All of whom come from different professional working backgrounds and all were completely foreign to country life. That has all changed now, today they dedicate heart and soul to the farm.
Giorgio oversees the running of the vineyard, production and bottling of the wine, although you can often find him helping out in the restaurant.
Daniela, welcomes and makes their guests feel comfortable and runs the restaurant kitchen, experimenting and preparing delicious dishes.
Paola, who still lives with one foot in Milan (but with body and mind in the valley) supplies precious advice to the running of the business and helps out where ever she is needed…