About us

foto by Luigi Sestili


 Andrea and Assuntina  run Fontana del Papa farm and hospitality!


Fontana del Papa has a long and complicated story since we bought and we restaured.

It was on 2000, Fontana del Papa was a ruined farmhouse with an olive grove suffering from years of complete abandon. In our dreams, we saw a vision of how it once shined - the olive grove bearing rich fruit to process the best olive oil in the world to share with our visitors and guests. We have worked with tenacity, passion and love. True, we were dreaming, our dream become a reality. The olive grove has become a beautiful, relaxing retreat and Fontana del Papa has been restored to all of its ancient and imposing beauty...with guests coming from all over the world.  We speak English, French and of course, Italian.

Now We are celebrating our 20th year anniversary in cooking courses!

We run our first cookery course in October 1998 we had eight guests, now all around the year we enjoy to have friends from all over the world

Our Environmental Policy making a difference

We take pride in what we are doing.

We operate in a way that promotes an awareness and a respect for our natural environment.

We support the local community economically by bringing our groups to this rural and undiscovered area in Italy.

We hire local women to work with us and to teach our classes.

Our cooking courses offer regional cooking, mainly vegetarian, using recipes and techniques passed down throughout the generations 

mail info@fontanadelpapa.it     mobile 0039 392 51 78 425                                                                                                                                2018 Fontana del Papa 00059 Tolfa (Rome) Italy. View map.