Day 1 - Friday
Arrival in the afternoon (after 5 pm) at Torri Superiore and accommodation in the rooms. Visit of medieval village and welcome aperitif in the common area of Ecovillage. Dinner served buffet on the terraces of the settlement. Torri Superiore dinner, signaled by the sound of a bell, is a convivial moment in which you can get acquainted with community residents and guests of the holiday home or you can sit on the terrace, under the canopy, and contemplate the panorama and the silence that gives the uncontaminated valley of Bevera. They always served dishes made with organic ingredients and at Km 0. After dinner, the presentation of the Ecovillage project, whose foundations are based on the criterion of eco-sustainability. The village has been restructured following the principles of bio-building and bioarchitecture using raw materials with lime for painting, cork as insulation and tiled tiles produced by the furnace near the village. Its management follows the principles of eco-sustainability: in the village drinking water is microfiltrated, heating is powered by wood and hot water is heated by solar panels.
Day 2 - Saturday
Buffet breakfast and departure for Dolceacqua (40 minutes, 20 km). Visit to the medieval village, characterized by stone houses and typical ligurian "carrugi" linked together by climbs and covered passages. In 1884 the village inspired some paintings by Claude Monet, who in his letters wrote: "The place is superb, there is a bridge that is a jewel of lightness ...". In the small village we will visit the Castle of the Doria built in the XIII century and located on a rock spur, the Old Donkey Ponte on the Nervia River and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrows. Our itinerary continues to Apricale, called the "country of the artists "and also the" sunny country "for its wonderful location, overlooking a hill in the middle of the olive trees. Apricale hosts the splendid square Vittorio Emanuele II, overlooking the parish church, the oratory and a series of palaces all different, enriched with murals, sculptures and paintings by many artists who have left their works in this place, even in recent times. Lunch in an old trattoria in Apricale and return to Torri Superiore. In the afternoon we suggest you a walk around Torri Superiore between terraces of olive groves and groves, with visits to the banks of the river Bevera (about 30 minutes) and all 'Ancient Crusher. Follow, dinner and overnight at Torri Superiore.
Day 3 - Sunday
Breakfast. The morning is dedicated to the baking workshop. The laboratory provides a theoretical introduction to the main types of grains used in baking (wheat, rye, buckwheat, oats) and a practical part. Two basic doughs, one with wheat flour and one with mixed flours, will be proposed. Both beer yeast and pasta will be used. During bread baking, two baking doughs will be made, one for the bake and one for sardenaria (pizza ligure) with beer yeast. The bread will be cooked at the end of the lesson, each participant can bring home two loaves (one by type), while the focaccia and the pizza will be eaten at dinner. Lunch at Torri Superiore with the products made during the workshop. In the afternoon, departure in Valloria (1,30h, 67km). Along the road you can visit the Dolcedo country of "bridges and mills", surrounded by olive groves, where extra virgin olive oil is produced among the most prestigious. Here the olive tradition is a knowledge that is passed down from father to son. From the Middle Ages to the present day it is the oil that is the leader of Dolcedo's economy, so to gain in the 14th century the name of "gold basin." Visited Valloria and the Museum of Forgotten Items. The medieval village is known as the "gate country" for the characteristic portals entirely painted. The visit of the painted doors winds through the carruggi, the alleys and the squares, a kind of open-air show. I travel to Milan in a bicycle.