Meet our Family
Agriturismo Lavanda Blu’s name comes from the fact that it is a small, family-run organic farm, producing olive oil and of course lavender (Lavanda Blu means purple lavender in Italian).
Agriturismo Lavanda Blu’s hosts Hans, Elizabetta and Francesca
Your hosts, Hans, Elizabetta and Elizabetta’s daughter Francesca also cultivate a vegetable garden, an herb garden and fruit trees. Together with other family members we have created beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces, a work continually in progress!
Hans is a carpenter and construction project manager from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2006, after several years of searching for a beautiful spot in Le Marche to make his home in, he found this farm which had been abandoned for 17 years. Using his skills, he has carefully restored the farmhouse, retaining its clean lines and country charm. Hans is a cyclist and speed skater and he organizes cycling itineraries for guests.
Agriturismo Lavanda Blu’s hosts Hans and Elizabetta
Elizabetta is from the USA, but was raised mostly in Rome. She has 2 kids, Francesca and Nathaniel who is in the USA. She is a chef and an interior architectural designer. Passionate about food, its history, cultivation, nutrition and a member of the Italian Slow Food Organization. Elizabetta organizes events celebrating local foods and cooking classes at the farm.
During the winter months, Francesca lives in Rome where she is at university and teaches English. Even with such a busy winter schedule, she comes to Lavanda Blu often and helps us with everything on the farm and running the Agriturismo.
Agriturismo Lavanda Blu’s host Hans making wine
We like to have fun, so we keep the atmosphere at our home relaxed and casual.
We invite you to join us at our farm to experience an enjoyable, peaceful and memorable holiday in this lovely green area of central Italy, where you can still find places where time has stood still.