History & Geography
When the whole world had its eyes and mind pointed towards the new millennium, our gaze was turned to the past in memory of our origins and our traditions. After a working parenthesis that had turned us away, we therefore decided to return to trample that land to take possession of our country tradition with pride. The old huts are restored, the hill cleaned up and everything returns to its original characteristics. Even the ancient spring, where the animals were drunk and the farmers quenched their thirst, is traced thanks to the help of a skilled diviner and his willow wood which indicate to the augers the exact place to dig. As a sign of destiny, water flows from the earth, abundant and pure, to revive the hill and the old company. Hence also the choice of the name "Fontechiara" a tribute to the newfound source and to Chiara, the landlady, a newly found peasant. We are at about 15 minutes from Maggiore and Orta Lakes, at about 1 hour from Milan and just over an hour from Turin.