We are the Rocchi family. We run the Archipelago of 'Arte et Agricoltura',
and are proud of our n.1 certificate as the first organic farmers in the Viterbo Province!
The Arcipelago is an evolving project,
a project about Wine, Art and Hospitality.
1991 was the decisive year in which "The Wine from the Hands of an Artist” was born. It is a true story, a living history carried forward over time.
In the beginning the wine was pressed by hand, today it is softly pressed with a pneumatic press in a modern cellar.
Maurizio [Pio] Rocchi, artist and farmer, born in Rome and a true Roman, started to produce his “Vino d’Artista” using land attached to the original family home. The artist puts his artworks on the labels, signing them one by one, giving birth to an itinerant and unique collection every year.
In this same year, Maurizio [Pio] immediately made the necessary adjustments in order to convert the land and farm organicically, motivated by his belief in the value of the natural world.
A new vine-yard was planted with the same grapes chosen 30 years earlier by his parents. A great many variables influence the land and the conditions for growing the grapes, but ambition and vision overcome fatigue in every aspect of the procuction, so that pure, quality wine can be created.
The special moments brought by the wine to our house give us the strength to go on producing new collections.
The “Square of the Sun”.
Every morning we serve an italian breakfast in 'the great Hall' of the Archipelago an air-conditioned hall in which you will be fresh in summer and warm in winter.
We open the pool in the middle of May for a refreshing swim during the hot days. Deck chairs, sun loungers, and umbrellas are available. The pool is open at night if you want to float under the stars.
We offer a free wi-fi service available in the rooms and surrounding areas on the property.
For working business we can offer a paid service.
One of our “islands” is represented by our organic wine.
Maurizio [Pio] and Enrico Ario Rocchi produce 'Rosso del Lupo', 'Mercurio' and 'Petra rdg'.
'Potrebbe essere sera', Small and bright with a high ceiling, our smallest but spacious room has a large cupboard and an en suite bathroom with shower.
'La collina dei ciliegi', open-space, autonomous space with basic kitchen, sofabed, air conditioning, stairs to the upper level, chestnut wood ceiling and outside terrace.
HALL WITH KITCHEN
The Grand Hall is very versatile, we serve breakfast, organize family meetings, ceremonies, welcome friends gatherings, parties and workshops. You can rent the Grand Hall with or without the rooms.
plantation of 17.000 TREES
2005 ⬌ 2021
The forest grows for 16 years now, some trees high up other smaller. Inbetween small oak trees grown from seed dropped by original ancient oaks preserving centuries of old biodiversity.
in between the holy oaks on the hill
small paths made by wild animals
blossoming of wild pear