Activities

How to spend good time in Forte Sorgnano Wedding Castle

Forte Sorgnano offers several possibilities for the people who wants to have a good time making a little of physical activity.

From the swimming pool to mountain bike riding, from ping pong to gym continuing with the football field, volleyball field and bowling green up to the the opportunity to walk along the local trails.

Several mountain bikes for adults and children are available free of charge for guests.

The gym is located in a gazebo built in glass windows with a beautiful view in the valley and the surrounding hills.

The pool (size 7 meters x 14 meters) is open from 1 May to 31 October, is equipped with deck chairs and umbrellas.

Respect for nature led us to not disrupt the landscape, but to adapt to it and from this conviction, the pool has found a place for beautiful scenery and ease of access.


Outdoor & Team Building

Team Building is constituted by a set of activities whose purpose is the formation of a group of people.

It can have an educational value, when combined with a detailed analysis of the needs, stages of structured debrief or simply may have a valence of play, if the goal is to entertain the group and give a feeling of belonging to a team.


Swimming Pool and more

Forte Sorgnano offers several possibilities for the people who wants to have a good time making a little of physical activity.

From the swimming pool to mountain bike riding, from ping pong to gym continuing with the football field, volleyball field andbowling green up to the the opportunity to walk along the local trails. Several mountain bikes for adults and children are available free of charge for guests.

The gym is located in a gazebo built in glass windows with a beautiful view in the valley and the surrounding hills. The pool (size 7 meters x 14 meters) is open from 1 May to 31 October, is equipped with deck chairs and umbrellas.

Respect for nature led us to not disrupt the landscape, but to adapt to it and from this conviction, the pool has found a place for beautiful scenery and ease of access.


Relax Area

Inside the estate of Forte Sorgnano there is a glass structure, with a panoramic view, that includes a wellness area with a Jacuzzi pool 4-6 pax and a shower.

Forte Sorgnano cares about to the welfare and privacy of its guests, so as to grant exclusive use of one hour and half to anyone (couple or family) decides to take advantage of this little corner of relax.


Painting on ceramics

THE CERAMICS SHOP – MAIOLICHE GRAZIA DERUTA

Express yourself in the art of ceramics, deepen the transformation of matter, studying the effects of color and finishes and finally exciting the cooking fire.

An ancient process that brings us closer and makes us like our ancestors. Masters of Deruta potters, will guide you in this artistic journey, referring to the advance of knowledge, methods and current technologies in support of manual creativity.

The duration and content of the courses are adaptable to the demands and will take place at the “Laboratory Ubaldo Grazia” in Deruta.


Softair

Appointments with the Soft Air will only be made if you reach a minimum group of 10 participants.

Soft air is an activity fun-recreation team based on the simulation of tactics militari.2 opposing teams facing each other with the aim of achieving the objective assigned to it.

Participants provided with camouflage, gloves, mask and machine guns “Great Facial” alternate first defending and then attacking the ruins of the fort located in the homonymous Sorgnano estate.

Forte Sorgnano organizes games that will air soft ADVERTISE from time to time (on facebook or on this section of our website) and accepts requests on reservation for groups of at least ten people.


Rafting in Umbria

RAFTING
An exciting activity for all which doesn’t require any particular skills or certificates to partake in the activity in complete safety. The rafts are inflatables built especially to resist the power of the river, reinforced and divided into 2 separate air chambers. The rafts normally carry 6 (min. 2 max. 7) “passengers” and the guide.

HYDROSPEED
This is a new discipline that will excite you. On board is a kind of bob snow studied to deal with the descent of the river and using their fins as “engine”, you’ll have completely immersed in water. It is not difficult, just follow the instructions that guide you impart before and during the trip. You will learn so even amusing developments such as surfing, the candles, the Eskimo and … the rest is to be discovered!

KAYAK
The kayak comes from the Eskimos hunting boats, and faithfully repeated, with modern materials, a model of at least 4000 years old. The shape of the sea kayak is still very similar to that Eskimo, while the models from the river are shorter, rounded and manageable but still very similar. The kayak is used while sitting within the cockpit, oval hole of about 40x80 cm. And closing the space between the person and the Cockpit with splash guards, plastic or neoprene, to prevent the entry of water. The splash guard can be easily removed in case of need, and for safety reasons should not be in any way secured to the kayak. 

OUTDOOR AND TEAM BUILDING
Team Building, literally “construction group”, is constituted by a set of activities whose purpose is the formation of a group of people. It can have an educational value, when combined with a detailed analysis of the needs, stages of structured debrief or simply may have a valence of play, if the goal is to entertain the group and give a feeling of belonging to a team. 


Bike and Cycling holiday in Umbria

A cycling holiday, or even a weekend biking trip, offers you the chance to get to know a local area, and to experience the multitude of colours, fragrances and emotions that it offers. It gives you the opportunity to flavour adventure, to finally reach the top of that arduous climb and enjoy the wonderful views from the summit, or the ancient hamlet lying on the other side. A cycling holiday provides you with the opportunity to observe the fine detail of a region, and to feel at one with those places you pass through, as you leave behind the speed, stress and superficiality of modern living.

Cycling is an ideal way of visiting a chosen local area, as it gives you the opportunity to get a true feeling of a place, to discover its spirit, and to leave the stress of modern life far behind. Umbria, in turn, with its hills, its rivers and streams, its history and its ancient hilltop villages, provides the ideal terrain for such exploration. Thanks to its varied landscape, it caters for all types of cyclist, and its relatively traffic-free roads, the hospitality offered by its hotels, restaurants and guest houses, the welcome given to visitors by local people, and its genuine local foods and wines, make it the ideal place for a relaxing cycling holiday.

The bicycle provides the visitor with an unhurried way of exploring the region which is perfectly in keeping with the historical character of Umbria and is a means of transport that gives you the opportunity to see the region in all its beauty. Happy cycling to one and all!.


Umbria Cooking

The story has definitely influenced the Umbria also from a gastronomic point of view. Gastronomy, foot and wine in Umbria have an ancient history.

Most of the Umbrian region was affected before by the Etruscan and later from the Romans civilization. These civilizations had a considerable impact on the food; that is still present, in fact there is an extensive use of legumes and cereals, mainly wheat and barley which are the basis of many ancient recipes.

Popular are vegetable soups, the typical bruschetta with the new oil, the hand-made pasta as strangozzi and pappardelle served with foul sauces or truffles, roast lamb or coratella made with its offal. Pride of the place is also the famous pizzas with cheese or their sweet packaged version during the Easter period.

A typical product of Perugia’s province is “Torta al testo”, that owes its special name by the cooking of the round shaped pasta over a disk of inert material called testo. It is traditionally placed in the fireplace were the cake is baked above sprinkled on the surface with warm ashes. The dough is very simple, water, flour, salt and sometimes yeast.

About the desserts, the Torcolo is definitely the tradition cake of Perugia, it takes its name from one of the saints patron of Perugia, San Costanzo, which is celebrated on 29 January, during those days all the bakers prepare this cake whose recipe is based on bread dough enriched with olive oil, candied citron, raisins, pine nuts and anise. The cake is shaped like a donut. Instead during the carnival the traditional cake of Perugia is the Strufoli, fried dough with honey or alchermes.


Yoga

Practicing Yoga or Tai Chi Chuan in the middle of pristine green hills surrounding Forte Sorgnano is definitely one of the best ways to approach this discipline. In that special moment in which the mind and the body is switched between the day’s activities to the quiet of the evening we will be doing a practice relaxing and rejuvenating in the best physical and mental condition to accommodate the expected arrival of the summer season; freeing us from tension and fatigue will be more inclined to appreciate the energies of rebirth stimulated by the summer.

Forte Sorgnano also offers the possibility of themed courses of the duration of one, two or three days or a week of intensive seminars with lessons distributed throughout the day.

Most activities that Forte Sorgnano, together with the center YANTRA Yoga and wellness of Foligno (Pg) are:

 ACTIVITY:

 Yoga: The word is derived from Yuj that means “Unite”. thanks to this discipline, which stimulates the inner strength, we can face the external circumstances with no be overwhelmed and being discouraged.

 Dance Movement Therapy: allows you to rediscover oneself, our creative and expressive potential and to reach mental and physical harmony through body language. It is also ideal for children, as it allows to discover their individuality and uniqueness.

 Tai Chi Chuan: characterized by harmonious movements, slow, smooth, carried out in a state of relax and inner calm, this discipline allows to develop and strengthen its inner strength.

– Exercises of Qi Gong: to re-establish a good circulation of energy in the meridians and relax sessions with guided meditations.

Country Residence Forte Sorgnano.
Via Cerquiglino, 62 - 06035 Gualdo Cattaneo PG.
Tel.: +39 075987131 - eventi@fortesorgnano.com