Diversifying a farm’s income by investing in agro-tourism
A family farm decided to diversify and supplement its income by investing in agri-tourism.
Lorenzo is a 41 year old entrepreneur who restructured the activities of ‘Le Cune’, the family farm he inherited. He abandoned some activities such as wine growing, and invested heavily in others, such as olive oil production and processing.
As a final step of this process, he decided to diversify the farm's income by launching ‘farm tourism’, and for this RDP support was used to renovate the 19th Century house to offer hospitality in six apartments, with a total of 24 beds.
The entrepreneur envisages hosting tourists for at least four months of the year.