Us and our history
The STAZZO “La Cerra” was purchased in 1981 by my family. I was immediately captivated by this typical Gallurese farm, as well as its aim for self-sufficiency. The first years were actually quite difficult, and if we succeeded it was thanks to the local farming methods that our neighbors taught us, showing us the secrets of this special land so different from he rest of Italy.
The “stazzo” was abandoned for several years, with no roof, no water or electricity, and most of the fields overgrown with weeds. We worked very hard for the first 20 years restoring the house, reclaiming the fields and the vegetable garden, searching for an underground spring, building the barn and so on. Finally we were able to start the typical farm in this area with a free range cattle, a vegetable garden, a family orchard, a small beekeeping business, and a henhouse. We have always believed in organic farming.
In 2001, with funding from the European Community for Rural Development we were able to build the holiday farmhouse, a 5 bedrooms building in respect of the local style.
In 2009 we added a solar panel system 6.2 KW / h, which gives us self-sufficiency in electricity.
Our work, based on the restoration and improvement of the natural environment and the rural way of life is much appreciated by our guests, who enjoy the opportunity of spending some days in complete relaxation, surrounded by the silence of nature, but also nourished by a healthy traditional cuisine.