Val Curone, a regional park about 20 minutes from the villa, is a delightful place to spend a few hours walking, painting, dining or wine tasting.
One of our favorite things to do there is to walk from La Costa Agristurismo to Galbusera Nera, both of which are picturesque and offer wondering painting or photography opportunities.
We typically park near the old farmhouse and walk (or paint) from there. The hill just above the farmhouse has lovely views of the grapevine-covered hills and view back to the farmhouse itself.
The interior of the old farmhouse is quite charming.
From the farmhouse, views of La Costa Agriturismo, with five apartments and four double rooms, is quite picturesque.
The Agriturismo La Costa is a lovely and quiet spot from which to explore the Val Curone.
The walk down to Galbusera Nera, where one can have a lovely lunch or a casual wine-tasting, is not long and passes through a heavy forest before opening up near the donkey farm and on to the restaurant and winery.
At Galbusera Nera, one can enjoy a lovely al fresco lunch or wine tasting when it’s nice outside, or dine indoors. Either way, the food and wine are tasty and the service is friendly and professional. Highly recommended.