Agriturismo - la tilia Rural tourist facility in LEQUIO TANARO
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The history

The memory of the summers spent with my grandmother Anna, amongst the hills between Moncalieri and Revigliasco where I lived the most beautiful days of my childhood, was the starting point for the great change: many years later, I had the idea not only to live in the countryside, but also to open a business activity and therefore, to realize my dream of opening a rural tourist facility.

After an extensive research for a suitable area, we found La Tilia in the summer of 2002: a typical Piedmontese farmstead of the 1700 that rises in a panoramic position, on a hilly plateau.
The name 'la tilia' has two special meanings for us: the first is sentimental: 'la tiglia' ('la tia') is the farmstead that I've always heard talking about when I was a child, from my grandfather Oddone, sold by his father to move his family away from the countryside; the second is symbolic: the tilia (linden flower) boasts curative, relaxing properties.

In 2003, the agricultural holding connected to the farmstead was born, and the restructuring project of the interiors and exterior spaces began. The works continued until April 2006, date of the inauguration.
Since then, we have always been learning new things with our work, and we received an important help from the association WWOOF (www.wwoof.it): since 2009, we have belonged to this international network for the placement of youngsters coming from all over the world, who wish to do a work experience in the countryside, for a certain period of time.

La Tilia represents for us a place where the people that come visit us feel welcome, benefiting from the tranquillity and relaxing among the typical areas which are also conceived for children, where they can live a pleasant experience for a few hours or days, enjoying a beautiful panorama, tasting the typical dishes prepared with care and proposed in a simple and natural way. This could be an opportunity to stop in a corner of the Piedmontese countryside, re-energize and find those sensations and scents typical of our childhood.
At the moment, we are planning a few new projects...but we'll talk about them later on...

Fabrizio