Orto Dell'Idro is a non-profit association in Otranto that offers inspiration for a more sustainable and harmonious lifestyle. As a Yoga eco farm we offer the opportunity to learn and practice disciplines such as Permaculture, Yoga, Reiki and much more. We offer a platform for like minded people to share their knowledge about practices that can improve our quality of life. We organize social and cultural events to enjoy the community life and a conscious lifestyle in harmony with nature.
WHO ARE THE FOUNDERS?
Silvia and Robbert are the founders of Orto Dell'Idro, an Italian-Dutch couple who have lived in New York and Amsterdam for decades. Silvia is an architect and yoga teacher, Robbert a marketing consultant and Reiki master. Tired of the stressful city life we realized that we want to live close to nature and inspire people with meaningful activities. Long explorations brought us to a beautiful valley in Otranto where we have started Orto Dell'Idro in 2017.
WHERE ARE WE?
Otranto is located in the Salento area, the south part of the region Puglia and the heel of the Italian boot. This fascinating area full of olive orchards and prickly pears is also rich of ancient traditions, cultural events, and pristine natural beauty. You'll find our farm in Valle dell'Idro, the green valley just 5 minutes walk from Otranto historical center and the Mediterranean Sea. All close to the baroque city of Lecce, Brindisi and Bari airport.
Salento offers beautiful diverse nature ranging from ancient caves, sandy and rocky beaches with crystal clear water, and lakes with unique wildlife. The landscape is pierced with pajare, ancient rural buildings, and tons of little medieval towns with castles and palaces, where cultural events are often organized to honor the local delicious cuisine and the fun traditional dance called 'pizzica' that bring the communities together.
DO YOU LIKE WHAT WE'RE DOING?
Orto Dell'Idro is a non-profit association that wants to create a positive impact in our extended community. If you are inspired by our goals and activities, you can support our work here.