Villa Guarnaschelli - Hotel Agriturismo in the heart of Tuscany
The Agriculture Company

``Il Sogno``

The agriculture company “Il Sogno” is a company located in Villa Guarnaschelli. Created by owners Marco and Adriana in 2010, the agriculture company consists of two locations: one at Villa Guarnaschelli and the other at Castelfranco Pian di Scò, from which the EVO PGI ‘Il Sogno’ oil comes from.

To date, the only Italian extra virgin olive oil which has already obtained PGI recognition is the “Tuscan Oil” and with it’s olive groves in Scandicci and Castelfranco Pian di Scò, the “Il Sogno” agricultural company has also obtained this PGI certification. The oil is cold-pressed by mechanical means and respects all standards of excellence required by the IGP Consortium in order to acquire this certification.

Adriana e il personale sono stati gentili e disponibili nel suggerire ristoranti e attività da fare nei dintorni. Avendo una bimba piccola e amante degli animali, abbiamo apprezzato molto gli animali presenti nel cortile. Buona la colazione e ottimo il miele prodotto nell'agriturismo.

Francesca, Italia

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Local Honey, Propolis and EVO Oil

At the Villa, it will be possible to purchase the products of the “Il Sogno” Agriculture Company, managed by Marco and Adriana. Honey, EVO oil, propolis and pollen: all products are natural local products and a 0 km process.

You can taste the local Tuscan products of “Il Sogno” at the Villa’s complimentary breakfast.There will also be the possibility of booking personal tastings and carry out bags for your excursions in the countryside and in the city center.

Honey ``Il Sogno``

Many Varieties of Honey

The olive groves are not the only excellence created by the “Il Sogno” Agricultural Company. The headquarters of the Castelfranco Pian di Scò also hosts the hives that produce the “Il Sogno” honey, propolis, and pollen.

So many types of Honey…

Acacia: This honey is fairly liquid, and varies from white to yellowish, almost transparent. Its aroma is particularly floral. It serves as an anti-inflammatory for the throat and pharynx, and is slightly a laxative. It also serves to purify the liver. People suffering from gastric acitosis benefit from the constant use of this honey.

Castagno (Chestnut): This honey has a very characteristic amber color, which can be more or less dark. It has a very intense aroma and is slightly bitter. It is an excellent depurative of kidneys and liver. It also is performs an anti-anemic and reconstituting action, which improves blood circulation. To add to this, it also develops an antispasmodic and astringent action. It is considered to be one of the best honeys for children and the elderly.

Melata (Honeydew): This honey takes a long time to crystallize; it has a dark amber color, to the point that, in some cases, it can become almost black. Resinous and sweet, it is an excellent adjuvant remedy for all acute and chronic diseases of the respiratory system,iIncluding colds, asthma, bronchitis, pharyngitis, and flu syndromes. It is considered a good antiseptic for the lungs.

Millefiori: It is rare to find this honey as a liquid, unless it has been produced recently. It is a valid depurative, a tonic and a slight laxative.

Tiglio (Linden): This honey’s aroma is slightly camphorated and aromatic. It is a good expectorant for the respiratory tract. However, it’s most important virtues are the calming and sedative effects to the nervous system. Excellent to fight insomnia.

Pollen

The collection of pollen in the “Il Sogno” agricultural company is carried out by inducing bees to pass through a special trap, which detaches the pollen from their transport baskets. Following this, the collected pollen must be removed every evening, towards sunset. As always, use a product as it is impossible. Or rather, it is impossible to market it as it is.

Drying the product at low temperature is the best way to guarantee the properties unaltered and at the same time guarantees the correct preservation. The “Il Sogno” Agricultural Company produces the following types of Pollen:

Polline di frassino (Ash Pollen): This pollen has a yellow-whitish color which is an indication for soothing benign hypertrophy and age-related ophthalmic problems.

Polline di castagno (Chestnut Pollen): This pollen has an intense yellow color and a rather sweet taste. It serves as an excellent anti-stress remedy: This pollen is perfectly suited for premenopausal women, the elderly, children and people suffering from circulatory disorders.

Polline di millefiori (Wildflower Pollen): It is perhaps one of the healthiest pollens, since it contains many varieties of unifloral pollens with various virtues. It serves as an organism tonic and is suitable for all cases of psychophysical exhaustion and fatigue.

To add to all of this, at the Villa there are also ponies, sheep, rabbits and chickens from Mugello … Just take a simple walk, near the villa’s olive grove, to meet with our special little guests.