Le Occare Farmhouse
Located in the countryside of the UNESCO
heritage city of Ferrara, Farmhouse Le Occare is an
ancient country house, dating back to the half of the 18th century,
that has been very well preserved from the injuries of time.
The conservative restoration of the farmhouse main building, lasted
more than one year, has been carried out with the goal to maintain
all the aspects of the original architecture.
The ancient farmhouse was built with the front of the main
building exactly oriented toward est, like the near Belriguardo
Castle. The day of the vernal and autumnal equinox at dusk and
sunset the sun is in a perfect alignment, and pass from the main to the
back door through the large central salon.
We decided to utilize all the new technologies in order to
obtain an environmental friendly house. So we installed solar pits to improve the interiors luminosity
instead of corrupting the building with an enlargement of the doors
and of the windows, and to use the contribution of solar energy in
the thermic central.
Moreover we have taken great care of thermic insulation and we have
preserved the luxuriant woodbine covering of the walls.
The farmhouse is in the centre of an old open court, surrounded by
a garden with a little swimming pool and a 30000 square meters of
wooden area, highly populated by birds, a good spot for
birdwatching. The crops of the farm are all around. We have ever
spent great attention to the preservation of the environment and,
in the property, we have left place for two old ponds and a great
hedge more than 1 km long. All the area is protected from
Not far from Ferrara, farmhouse Le Occare is a
quiet, peaceful place where it is possible to relax and feel a warm
contact with nature and old style of life, with all the comforts of
a high standard guest house.
At Le Occare Farmhouse we wish that our guests have the true
feeling of the warmth of a private house. The ancient furniture
comes back from the family and we welcome our guests to consult the
rich library, with a lot of books about art and nature, in English,
French and Italian.
Only 15,5 miles away
from Ferrara Farmhouse Le Occare disposes of a pleasant little
restaurant, with only four tables, and a charming three rooms guest house. The
farmhouse has also an ancient firewood oven, completely restored,
that allow us to serve you the traditional Ferrara bread
“ciupéta”, home made and cooked in the
For its location, near to the Belriguardo and Verginese
castles, not far from the "Delta del Po" Park and close to the city
Ferrara, Farmhouse Le Occare is a good starting point to visit the
interesting Ferrara territory.
The main salon, the
front door at the sunset in the vernal equinox, the multimedia room
with solar pit
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