Podere le Olle is an organic farmhouse in Umbria, Italy, with bed and breakfast accommodation offering cooking classes, olive oil tasting, and cooking holidays.
Gianluca is a professional chef with 25 years of experience, very talented and creative.
from Belgium, July 2019
"Could not be bettered!"
Everything, Lovely hospitable couple. Marina bent over backwards to make our stay outstanding. Comfy, clean rooms, beautiful surroundings, excellent food, great wines and learned a lot from Gianluca.
Many thanks from Sharon, Carole and Dominique.
from Canada, June 2019
"Relaxing holiday in a wonderful location with lovely hosts"
Marina was a wonderful host and the cooking lessons with Gianluca were not only informative but also fun. The premises were beautiful and relaxing. Marina and Gianluca went out of their way to accommodate our needs and and side tours were very enjoyable.
from South Africa, October 2018
We got a glimpse of everyday Italian living. Of honest, real people with a shared love of the simple things in life. Sunset at a table outside, with good food and wine and conversation!
from Australia, September 2018
"Highly recommended "
Everything was wonderful...beautiful location, spotless rooms and bathroom, gracious and helpful hosts, responsive communication, and delicious food. Thank you Marina and Gianluca for a wonderful short break, I hope to return one day.
from Great Britain, September 2018
"Girls Umbria Adventure"
Our hosts were so welcoming!
Looked after us so well. Nothing was too much trouble.
Delicious food, wine and surroundings!
Day trips out were excellent!
from Great Britain, August 2018
"A weekend in Umbria"
My daughter and I enjoyed absolutely everything about this experience which wildly exceeded our expectations. We arrived late and were warmly welcomed. We were shown to our clean room in a big eclectic farmhouse where interesting antique artefacts charm the eye. Although we were late we were given a delicious three course supper in a magnificent dining room which was full of other guests happily enjoying and sharing the experience. In the morning the splendour of the grounds and the surrounding countryside became obvious. Marina was a terrific hostess- organised and helpful (she speaks impeccable English) but she also arranged our days so that we had time to relax and to spend time on our own reading and sunbathing. We were taken to the local winery where we had leisurely lunch of ham and cheese and bruschetta and tasted several of the wines. The cooking lesson in the evening was a highlight. Jean Luca was a terrific teacher. We made fresh pasta ravioli, sea bass and tiramisu for our supper that evening. On our last day (of 3) we explored the local countryside and had lunch in an exceptionally good local restaurant. We returned to Rome via Orveta which was breathtakingly beautiful. The cathedral is worth a visit to Umbria in its own right.
Breakfast was delicious and the evening meals exceptional. We were offered as much delicious local wine as we wished. All this was included in the price.
We will definitely go back.
from Great Britain, August 2018
"Arrived in MY IDYLL "
Marina was and is simply fantastic she makes everyone feel so cared for and is attentive to one’s need and extremely generous with everything.
The food was simply excellent and the wine tour out did my expectations. I had a super time swimming in the fabulous pool and cooking with others who quickly became new friends ! All in all it is a very special place so peaceful I highly recommend ! Now I can make pasta from scratch but real Italian ravioli !!! Thanks to the in-house chef !!
from Great Britain, July 2018
"Gorgeous place to relax with perfect hosts"
Marina went out of her way to make everything relaxing and easy. Even lending us a map of Rome and giving us lifts to the local station. Great location with beautiful views and easy to get to Rome or Florence on the train. The cooking was fun, very low key which suited us. And delicious. A great break for us.
from Australia, June 2018
"Marina and Jean Lucca looked after me so well, I will have t"
The location, hospitality, food and accommodation wss truly wonderful. I will go to visit again snd recommend to others.
from Switzerland, April 2018
"One off cooking school"
Location, the hosts were very friendly, food and wine were great, facilities were beautiful