It is perhaps a bit too much thinking of getting lost in the nature of the Tenuta del Viandante, but only if you consider it from a purely material point of view. This is the place for body and soul restoration, and the latter needs much less space to get rid of it’s anchors and let them go.
Very few vacation rentals give you the chance to make this experience, practically without having to do anything except open the door and take a few steps.
The woodlands are a small pearl that the Tenuta del Viandante can offer you, created in the 80’s by the owner of the estate and therefore an important part of the history of this place.
It gives an even more distinctive touch to this landscape, breaking the continuity of the Marche region countryside, which is typically without forest and wood vegetation elements such as trees and shrubs.
If you are a passionate, you will be able to recognize native Marche region species such as laurel, arbutus trees, holly oak trees, and conifers. The laurel plant you find is linked to a legend that most romantic people may already know: Dafne, which means laurel in Greek, became a laurel plant as she was running away from Apollo, who had fallen deeply in love with her, as she was masterfully represented by Bernini in the marble sculpture he made and that is kept in the Borghese Gallery.
On the other hand, the arbutus is a typical fruit of our areas, slightly tasteless but with a high sugar content. It can be used to prepare jams and you can taste the ones made with the arbutus found on our land: which is what we call a zero km jam!
If you’re really lucky, you might be able to make friends with some of the squirrels who have taken some time to visit the woodlands at the Tenuta del Viandante: you will recognize them by the dark brown almost black coat, and a white spot that goes from the chest to the abdomen and their cute topknots on the ears.
The ornithological varieties deserve a completely separate chapter, there are birds that will sing around you and that you will see while walking: red woodpeckers, green woodpeckers, finches, hoopoes, starlings and tuft titmouse; While only occasionally you will see bee-eaters that come to visit, colorful birds with a wonderful plumage of tropical colors, which pass the winter in Africa.