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LTTA – Spoleto Hosts the Second Training Event of the FARMS’ CHARM Project

LTTA – Spoleto Hosts the Second Training Event of the FARMS’ CHARM Project

Spoleto, June 3-7 – The second training activity of the FARMS’ CHARM project was held in Spoleto, organized by the Associazione Sviluppo Rurale (ASR). The event saw the participation of 14 representatives from project partners and other local entities, who engaged in training sessions and field visits to explore opportunities for farm diversification.

The first day was dedicated to the presentation of ASR’s SLOW TOURISM project, which certifies agro-tourism enterprises. Participants evaluated the new platform featuring educational guidelines and micro-learning videos, receiving highly positive feedback.

The second day focused on the multifunctionality of farms, with presentations by David Fongoli and Angela Torelli from the GAL Valle Umbra e Sibillini. The experts shared best practices and advice on educational farms, a well-developed sector in Umbria. Thanks to the LEADER project, funded by the European Commission, the GAL supports disadvantaged areas by promoting tourism and economic and social development. The day concluded with a visit to the new theater in Scheggino and a greeting from the mayor.

On the third day, participants visited Antonio Lattanzi’s multifunctional agritourism enterprise, “AgriLeisureTime,” which offers organic cultivation, an educational farm, accommodation, catering, a swimming pool, and sports fields. The farm explained its projects aimed at promoting physical and mental well-being, and concluded with a light lunch featuring local products. In the afternoon, the group visited the farm of Cinzia Lattanzi, a young entrepreneur who manages a dairy producing 16 different products and organizes educational workshops and events. After meeting the farm animals, participants sampled her dairy products.

The fourth day included a visit to a biogas digester plant producing electricity and methane from agricultural waste, an innovative facility developed with European funds. Subsequently, participants visited the “I Mandorli” farm, which has evolved from an old mill into a highly-rated agritourism surrounded by olive groves. The visit concluded with a lunch featuring olive oil and farm products.

The final day included feedback from participants on the program, the training sessions, and the agro-tourism sites visited, followed by a closing dinner with the awarding of certificates.