Starting from Tirtha through the door that leads to the river you can enjoy a pleasant stroll along the shore. You can reach in about 20 minutes the village of Pescantina (www.comune.pescantina.vr.it) or down the Settimo and over, until you reach Verona. You can experience some excursions by bike or on horseback and rafting or canoe (perhaps under the guidance of Vladi Panatto, the kayak world champion born and based in Pescantina). Also from our farm you can easily reach and enjoy by walking, the horse riding, baby goats and ponies park for families and children.
The Agriturismo Tirtha, due to its location, is a convenient base to visit Verona and the Arena, the Lake of Garda, the Valpolicella with its renowned Wine Route and the Lessinia. The baths of Verona, Aquardens, are located in Pescantina and are only 6 km from our farm. Are within easy reach Gardaland (22 km) and a number of parks and recreational facilities including Natura Viva (10 km), Molina Waterfalls (20 km), Villa dei Cedri (20 km) and the Giardino Sigurtà (27 km).
The Agriturismo Tirtha is located in the Park of the Adige river and offers a chance to walk on foot or by bicycle along the trail called “Alzaia” that runs on the left bank. Contacting the Canoa Club Pescantina you can organize exciting canoeing or rafting down the river. The town of Pescantina is home to the international competition Adigemarathon and his Canoa Club has the world champion of the sport, Vladi Panato.
Wellness weekend at the Thermal Baths of Aquardens
Up by the River, a few kilometers away there are the thermal baths of Acquardens where you can regenerate in the numerous, warm and healing water pools, and then return to Tirtha, a quiet and restful place, where in the morning a healthy breakfast is wating for you, made with organic products that will integrate the weekend of well-being that you deserve. You can also book a Ayurvedic massage or Shiatsu.
Valpolicella and the Wine Route
The Tirtha is located at the foot of the Valpolicella well known for the production of fine wine of the same name famous in the world, among them, ther is the Amarone and Recioto. On the Wine Route, in the beauty of the hilly landscape are numerous Venetian Villas (14th-17th century) with historic cellars which can be visited and where you can tasting. For those interested in wine and gastronomy, our location is ideal for visiting other areas adjacent to wine growing, a few kilometers you can indeed take different ‘wine routes’ immersed in landscapes that ranging from the hills of Lake of Garda, with its red and white Chiaretto Bardolino and Lugana (west), to those of whites of Custoza (south) or the medieval town of Soave (east). Opportunities to explore the area and enjoy a lake or inland menu connected with the tradition.
Lake of Garda
Just 20 minutes from the farm is located the Lake of Garda, certainly one of the highlights of our country and a must-see for the natural beauty, its history, its tradition and charm appreciated and praised by artists and writers over the centuries (from the Villa of the roman poet Catullus in Sirmione (I sec. a.c.), the permanence of Goethe in Malcesine or suggestive Vittoriale made by the poet D’Annunzio in Gardone).
These areas, inhabited since prehistoric times, are areas of great natural beauty, with vegetation typical of the Mediterranean climate (olives, grapes, fruit, agaves and other plants) created by the Garda basin and through which the winter is mild. Following the course of its history to the present day through activities and interventions in the past they have given shape to several amusement parks including the most famous in Europe: Gardaland.
These hills are also an important point of migration not only for the environment and the landscape, but also the climate, the typical products of the kitchen, which fit in the context and in the beauty of the countries surrounding Lake Garda, make this destination attraction from every point of view.
The Lessini and Baldo Mountains
The Valpolicella hills extending north to the Lessini Mountains, the area of pastures are still unspoiled, where during summer (you get to 1,800 m. Above sea level) the only sounds are the bells grazing cows, that produce excellent milk for the best cheese call “Monte Veronese Dop” wich can be fresh or aged cheese. If from here we go westward we descend in ValdAdige to climb on Mount Baldo (2,210 m), alpine area that ends overlooking the Lake of Garda. You can climb Mount Baldo along picturesque routes, on foot, by bike or using the Panoramic Cableway from Malcesine on Garda Lake.
The walk on the river
The Alzaia way
Near the farm there is a newly rediscovered ancient door which gives access to the historic trail named “Alzaia“, from which a short walk you can reach the town of Pescantina. The Alzaia was once used by Watermen using horses or oxen, to raise the current to river traffic that could extend to the Adriatic Sea.
On foot, by bicycle or on horseback, the Alzaia offers opportunities to walk and relax along the River, observing the vegetation and views not only of nature but also of human artifacts mainly related to ” river civilization“.
Much of the route is characterized by signs of activity that once took place along the River: remains of drainage and irrigation channels, wheels of mills and furnaces. Architectural, environmental and glimpses of the urban pescantinese, enrich the Alzaia scenic components, making it a unique route.
In Pescantina the Alzaia along the Adige river for a distance of about 11 km from one end to the other of the municipality, crossing the villages of Arcè and St. Lucia up to Ponton westward, or reaching after Settimo and Parona the city of Verona to the East. Recovered in recent years, has become a route of great natural interest.
The Hortus Therapy consists of submitting plots of land productive for people who wish regain the relationship with the Earth through its own growing vegetables obtained following the organic methods.
This will allow the personal production staff of good quality products, consistent savings and you will enjoy an experience of relationship with the land following the natural methods.
Considering the experience of cultivating Earth fundamental and origin, so we wanted to give the opportunity especially to those unfamiliar with this reality, to try and experiment a new and important relationship, view perhaps as trivial, but that reserve big news. Attention, dedication, order, balance, insight, comparison, effort, satisfaction, productivity, are just some of the qualities involved in cultivating the garden, through constant care can be as real therapy in contact with the ground.
Tirtha offers custody of small plots to individuals, groups of individuals or joint purchasing (GAS) which wish to horticulture for its own production and experience with the land, even indispensable to reclaim its roots.
The gardens are plots of land of about 50 square meters. They are assigned and managed by those who so requests in the order of application.
The participation fee is 120 € per year including expenses of irrigation.
In order to promote a culture of respect for the environment and nature, in the orchards must be practiced solely biological cultivation, with a ban on the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
Tirtha Cultural Centre
The Agriturismo Tirtha is also the home of the Cultural Center Tirtha that welcomes and organizes courses, seminars and conferences aimed at personal and social growth.
Among other activities are given special attention to Eastern disciplines (yoga, meditation, massage, etc.), with food and kitchen (vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic, etc.) while maintaining an openness to various proposals that may come from the outside and approaching our philosophy.
Visit our page Tirtha Cultural Centre
HOW TO PRODUCE, HOW TO EAT, HOW TO LIVE
CONTACT WITH THE EARTH, WITH THE FOOD, WITH THE ENVIROMENT
The Agriturismo Tirtha offer EDUCATIONAL TOURS for students, schools and interested groups, which include:
LESSONS IN THE GARDEN
cultivate the land following the organic methods.
learn about the world of bees and how to handle a hive to produce honey and other products.
FOOD AND KITCHEN
learning to eat and to cook healthy and natural foods. The and vegetarian, vegan and macrobiotic.
dinners in the dark, degustation dinners, ethnic dinners, etc.
How do you build a building according to rules and guidelines of sustainable building and energy saving.