Italy’s Fiat 500

The World’s Most Charming Car

Fiat 500c in Palazzo Tronconi’s courtyard photo by  Lynette Michael

Fiat 500c in Palazzo Tronconi’s courtyard photo by Lynette Michael

In 1955, in the park of the Stupinigi Royal Hunting Lodge, just outside of Torino, Dante Giacosa unveiled an entire range of new Fiat models in plain view.  Among them was what would become a cult classic and national hero—the Fiat 500.  

The car was marketed as ‘The Second Best Shape in Italy’ and was only to be rivalled by the likes of Loren and Lollobrigida. The first Fiat 500 posters read, “If it were a lady, it would get its bottom pinched.” 

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The 500’s fuel efficiency and chic Italian styling made the car desirable. The whole world wanted it. Full of personality from the the painted pressed metal wheels to its beautifully rounded lines, canvas roof, and recessed headlights, its design won Dante Giacosa the prestigious Golden Compass award in 1959.  

A little car that had a huge impact on the daily life of an entire generation, the Fiat 500 was about confidence and freedom.  It played a major role in bringing hope to war-torn Italy.  It meant access to better jobs, broader horizons, and a new life.  It made a promise of better times and it delivered

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Top Rome restaurants for Wine Lovers as Chosen By Decanter

Top spots to eat and drink like the locals in Italy’s capital


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We were delighted to read this article in September’s issue of Decanter, it’s a great list and you are able to try our Biodynamic Wines in three of the top bars listed, Enoteca Trimani, Rimessa Roscioli and Armando al Pantheon

Enoteca Trimani

Enoteca Trimani

Enoteca Trimani

The Trimani family runs Rome’s oldest wine shop with more than 6,000 labels, including many artisan and natural – and also produces wine from its own estate in Lazio. The multi-generational business began in 1821 and moved to its present location on the corner of Via Goito in 1876. Next door, in what was Rome’s first wine bar, Carla Trimani cooks delicious local dishes and serves artisan salumi and cheeses to accompany the exciting wine list.

Roscioli

Roscioli Rome

Roscioli Rome

Roscioli started as a modest bakery in the heart of the city and has grown into one of Rome’s top food resources for bread, pizza, food and wine. It’s still a thrill to enter the main shop in Via dei Giubbonari, lined with fabulous salumi and cheeses, and work one’s way to the back where there are tables for lunch and dinner with great wines by the glass too: book ahead!

Armando al Pantheon

Armando al Pantheon

Armando al Pantheon

If you’re after really traditional Roman fare – from tripe to stuffed artichokes, amatriciana pasta and lamb’s intestines – you need look no further than this classic trattoria. It’s a Roman favourite, bang in the centre of town. The wine list is interesting too, thanks to the owner’s daughter, Fabiana Gargioli, who manages it.

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Visit our vineyard and winery followed by an organic lunch paired with our wines

Palazzo Tronconi wine tour

Wine Tour, Wine Tasting, Lunch and Accommodation Lazio Italy

Only an hour away from Rome, escape the city for the stunning unspoiled countryside of Ciociaria all inclusive from €170*

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What this includes:

  • One night in our renovated 18th Century Boutique Hotel, in the medieval town of Arce. Enjoy an ensuite, king bedroom,  fully air-conditioned with wifi, flatscreen TV and minibar.

  • A Generous breakfast including home baked traditional pastries, tea, coffee, spring water and juice.

  • A personal tour Wine Tour of our own Demeter certified biodynamic Vineyard, and Winery. We will take you through the wine making process. You will start in our beautiful vineyard followed by the eco winery.

  • At our winery restaurant enjoy an organic dinner or lunch of local cuisine paired with the exquisite wines we produce and aperitif included.

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*This price is for Thursday dinner, Friday Dinner, Saturday lunch/dinner, Sunday dinner only. Other times available by request.

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Wine Tour and Lunch at our Vineyard, Winery and Restaurant Near Rome From €35

Only an hour away from Rome, escape the city for the stunning unspoiled countryside of Ciociaria

“Nature at it's finest, walking through the vines in the Italian sunshine, smelling the sweetness of the grapes is a beautiful experience, understanding from start to finish how our remarkable wine is produced. “

‘SUNSETS’ Palazzo Tronconi Vineyard

‘SUNSETS’ Palazzo Tronconi Vineyard

Wine Tour

We invite you on a journey to discover the flavour of our wines, our personalised wine tour will take you through the wine making process. You will start in the vineyard, where we will introduce you to our grape varieties, you will learn about the importance of soil, be shown how the vines are trained and the harvest of perfectly ripe grapes.

We will then take you to our eco winery, here we will show you the biodynamic wine-making process, how the fermentation process works before the finished product is bottled.

Organic 4 Course Lunch with Wine Pairing

Finally the most enjoyable part of the process, tasting the vineyard’s exquisite biodynamic wines paired with a four course organic lunch in Palazzo Tronconi's winery restaurant overlooking the vineyards

Prices from €35/person including Tour and Lunch.


Our Restaurant

Food Provenance at Palazzo Tronconi Restaurant

We are committed to sourcing the best quality organic and biodynamic ingredients, from responsible local producers who share our values.

Our Vineyard

At Palazzo Tronconi, we are committed to maintaining the biological integrity of our vineyards, we feel by following the biodynamic principles we maintain a balanced ecosystem, caring for the soil and native wildlife. In doing so we hope that our wines truly represent the soil and the climate in which our grapes our cultivated. 

With this in mind, when we commenced work on our new winery last year, we wanted to create a modern structure whilst remaining true to the ethos of biodynamic agriculture.

Our Winery

We wanted the new winery to have a strong relationship with the natural landscape. A holistic, eco approach in the design and implementation was required throughout the whole building process.

For us, it was important to create a contemporary winery, using innovative design and renewable materials. Adding energy efficient technology, including solar panels on the roof to help lower the carbon footprint of the building.

Durable European oak was sourced, responsibly grown but that also carries many natural benefits, including natural preservatives which protect against rot.

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Winery Address

 

Location: Find us on google maps Localitá Tramonti, 03032 Arce FR, note because of our countryside location it is not advisable to use a navigator











Wine Tour and Cooking Classes Vacation Lazio, Italy

 

7 day Wine Tour and Cooking with Excursions

from 1,800.00 (discount available for 4 people or more)

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Cooking Classes and Wine Tour Ciociaria Experience in the Lazio region of Italy

This week long holiday offers you the chance to experience the true flavours of Italy, master the art of traditional Italian cuisine with our renowned specialised chefs, using locally sourced ingredients. Palazzo Tronconi's owner and oenologist Marco will take you on a personal wine tour of his vineyard and winery where you will be able to taste the biodynamic wines we produce. Take in some culture we have handpicked the most beautiful places, off the tourist track that represent our Italian heritage and this beautiful landscape, including the beautiful historic fishing village of Sperlonga and the interesting Casa Lawrence.

7 Day Package Food and Wine Experience From €1,800/person (discount available for 4 people plus)

  • 7 days (6 nights) in our renovated 18th Century Boutique Hotel, Staying in a lovely ensuite bedroom, fully air-conditioned with wifi, flatscreen TV and minibar.

  • All breakfast, lunches and dinners included. Beverages included tea, coffee, spring water, juice, complimentary glass of wine available with each meal at Palazzo Tronconi.

  • Wine Tour of our own vineyards

  • Five course organic lunch at winery paired with our wines we produce 

  • 2 Cooking Lessons - choose from the culinary classes we offer

  • 2 Foodie Trips - A visit an Artisan Buffalo Mozzarella Farm and a visit to an olive oil mill

  • A choice of 3 Excursions to visit some beautiful places that represent this beautiful region. 

  • All transfers to excursions included.

  • Collection and drop-off at airpot included

Example Itinerary, our holidays are tailor-made to suit you, choose the type of cooking classes you would like to take and the excursions you would like to go to. 

DAY 1

  • Arrival and pickup from Rome Fiumicino (FCO) airport

  • Light lunch upon arrival and check-in at Palazzo Tronconi

  • Time to unpack your luggage and relax in your room

  • Take a stroll in the cobbled alleys and discover the medieval town of Arce Dinner at our favourite local restaurant

DAY 2 

  • A Full Italian breakfast (including cappuccino, fresh pastries and fruits yoghurts)

  • A visit to the Gothic Abbey of Casamari be mesmerised by this understated Abbey to the sounds of Gregorian Chants.

  • Visit a traditional family-run olive oil mill with an explanation of the extra- virgin oil extraction process

  • Lunch

  • Time to relax then enjoy a fun and relaxed Pizza Lesson with Pizza master Giuseppe Marcuccilli, guaranteed to make you smile, he will show you the secrets to creating the best pizza dough and melt in your mouth pizzas. A recipe you can replicate at home in a conventional oven.

  • Pizza in the dining room with a glass of our biodynamic wine.

Day 3

  • A Full Italian breakfast (including cappuccino, fresh pastries and fruits yoghurts)

  • Pack your beach bag! We will take you to the Ancient fishing village of Sperlonga, with stunning views over the azure blue Tyrrhenian sea. Enjoy the sea air whilst having lunch at our favourite seafood restaurant. Voted as one of Italy’s most beautiful villages, the old town is full of charm of whitewashed houses. A great place for walking you will come across the ruins a Roman Villa and the grotto of Tiberius

  • Evening Relax and Dinner at Palazzo Tronconi or at a traditional restaurant where the locals eat in a nearby town.

Day 4 

  • Visit an Artisan Buffalo Mozzarella Farm, located in the countryside of Arce on the banks of the stunning Liri, is an artisan cheese factory. This tour has been specially designed to show the complex stages of production following a traditional mozzarella recipe. You will see the skill involved and the work of miracles to produce this delicious delicacy. Who would have thought you could learn how buffalo mozzarella is made in a morning? Followed by a tasting with a drizzle of local extra virgin olive oil and bread. Mozzarella will never taste the same again!

  • A visit to the stunning hill top of Cassino, here stands the worlds most glorious abbey, Montecassino Abbey a centre of historic culture in Italy. Here St Benedict wrote the Benedictine rule that became the founding principle for Western Monasticism. Today visitors enjoy the glorious ornate interior, and spend hours walking around the courtyard and gardens, with beautiful white doves in the peace garden and spectacular views from the balcony.

  • Light lunch at a selected local restaurant.

  • Back at the hotel for a relax

  • Enjoy a pasta lesson with chef Milly, using a variety of techniques Milly will show you how to create traditional hand made pasta with accompanying sauces.

  • Enjoy your dishes in the dining room with a glass of our biodynamic wine.

Day 5

  • A Full Italian breakfast (including cappuccino, fresh pastries, fruits and yoghurts and more)

  • A Trip to Casa Lawrence set in a stunning landscape the charming Villa named after its famous guest DH Lawrence who was so inspired by the landscape he completed his novel here. The owner also makes one of the best Pecorino cheeses in Italy and delicious cured meats to taste with a local variety of Cabernet wine. Casa Lawrence is truly a hidden gem and epitomises what our region is all about.

  • Lunch at Casa Lawrence.

  • A visit to a local vineyard to meet the owners and try some award winning wines.

  • Dinner at Palazzo Tronconi or a recommended traditional restaurant

    Day 6

    Sunday 

  • Full Italian breakfast (including cappuccino, fresh pastries, fruits and yoghurts)

  • We will take you on a Wine Tour of our own Demeter certified biodynamic Vineyard, and Winery. Marco, oenologist and owner will take you through the wine making process. You will start in the vineyard followed by the winery and finally the most enjoyable part our winery restaurant overlooking the vineyards – a five course organic lunch of local cuisine paired with with the 6 exquisite wines we produce.

  • Back at the hotel time to relax and a stroll into town before dinner at the hotel.

    DAY 7
    • A Full Italian breakfast (including cappuccino, fresh pastries, fruits and yoghurts)

    Depart for Rome. We hope you have a lovely stay with us!

Art, Painting and Culture at Palazzo Tronconi, Italy

Michaelangelo and Sebastiano del Piombo at the National Gallery, London

Before you visit us this summer take a trip to this groundbreaking exhibition. The exhibition focuses on the extraordinary relationship between the two great Italian masters in Renaissance Rome that sparked a 25 year friendship and partnership. During this period they each produced outstanding works that neither could have  created without each other.

Featuring the loan of Michelangelo"s 'The Risen Christ' from the Church of San Vincenzo Martire in Bassano Romano, Italy.

Enjoy our art history!

15th March - 27th June 2017

 

A Course in Wine Tasting and The Biodynamic Approach to Wine

Palazzo Tronconi Tasting Rooms, Arce Italy

Time flies when we're talking wine!

Already we have now reached lesson three of our six part course. The aim of the course is to offer an awareness concerning agricultural dependance of the chemical industry. Wine is the only food/drink product not required by law to disclose ingredients on the label. Do you know whats in your wine? We hope that after the course the participants will gain an in-depth understanding and make an informed decision when buying wine.

In lesson 1 we discussed the differences between conventional, organic and biodynamic wine. Antroposofy the system that was established in the 1920's by philosopher, Rudolf Steiner. 

Lesson 2 was all about wine defects hydrogen sulphide- the source of sulphur odours. The vine and the use of chemicals in biodynamic preparations, horn manure, production, storage and sprinkling.

Horn manure production

Horn manure production

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sprinkling

See you this evening for lesson 3 

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RAW WINE FAIR LONDON 2017

180 The Store, The Strand London, W1

Biodynamic Rules! Another year at RAW, thank you to RAW founder, Isabelle Legeron and and her fantastic team for bringing us, Artisan wine producers together and organising this great event. Again we met so many people, people who stopped to chat, people who just wanted to taste and people who share our passion for wine.

With the empty bottles many friends were made!