Casa Colonna

Amid the gently rolling hills of San Martino in Pensilis in the Molise region of Southern Italy, Marina Colonna’s country house can be found nestling in a patchwork tapestry of sunflower, wheat and tomato fields, surrounded by the ancient olive groves that have been producing high quality, estate-bottled extra virgin olive oil for many years.

Our guests are welcomed with organic produce from our garden and have easy access to The seaside town of Termoli (20 min), with its Medieval castle and boat trips to Tremiti Islands. Many Medioeval small towns: Larino, San Martino in Pensilis, Montorio nei Frentani and Colletorto are located close to the Estate. The beautiful Gargano promontory is only one hour distant, a National Park and stunning pebble beaches.

Guests can also enjoy excursions to the Lipu Nature reserve as well as a variety of archeological tours as Molise has a surprising amount of important Roman, paleo- and pre-Christian sites as well as a wealth of medieval villages.


This newly renovated ground floor guest flat opens onto a sunny patio and gardens. It has two bedrooms, one large double and one twin, with a bathroom created out of local stone. The vaulted lounge with its original fireplace is decorated with antique furnishings and has a wide arch leading into a generous, modern kitchen and dining area, brightly lit by skylights. The flat is selfcatering, however breakfast, lunch or dinner can be provided on request.

The access door is independent and overlooks the home garden, which offers pleasant scents of flowers and aromatic herbs.

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During a stay on the estate, the following activities are also offered:

  • Private lunches and dinners can be booked, table service or buffet;
  • Guided tours of the estate’s own oil mill with a full explanation of the extra virgin olive oil production process, including a visit to the bottling and packing area;
  • Enjoy the olive harvest, pick your own olives and follow the milling.

you will be presented with a bottle of a very genuine oil made by yourself (late September / December).

  • Tastings of the different extra virgin olive oils milled from the estate’s  olive groves, an expert oil taster will guide guests through the range of extra virgin and citrus oils; the table olives and vegetable patés can also be enjoyed;
  • A walk in the countryside, a trip in the jeep or even on horseback to see the olive harvest or other farm activity according to the season: pruning of the olive trees, wheat or sunflower harvest, tomato gathering etc.);
  • A visit to the farm shop to purchase products;
  • Courses in cookery, painting, photography, ceramics & yoga arranged with advanced notice, as well as other classes that require quiet, undisturbed surroundings;
  • The farm’s staff will assist guests in booking trips on sailing boats, dinner in local restaurants as well as visits to producers of other gastronomic delicacies.

The estate also offers a large space (100mq) within the same building in which meetings, conventions and seminars can be organized.

Feel free to visit our website to get the true feeling of the Estate.

For bookings, availability or any further information on the company, our production and history, please contact us.

Some reviews from our guests:

“Marina you have created a magical space. You are so generous, fun , hostess and extraordinaire.”
Annette Coffin, CANADA

“L’azienda Colonna, là où les poissons chantent, les arbres dansent et le ciel murmure”. Et aussi… le paradis des clients ! Merci pour ce plein d’inspiration

“It is difficult to leave a place that feels like home. In addition to the natural beauty Marina and her staff treated us with great care and kindness”.
Mary Diorio

“Una splendida ospitalità in un luogo magico e incantevole. Grazie marina per quello che fai per questo territorio e il Molise”.
Alberto Grimelli

“Ti ringrazio con tutto il cuore per l’opportunità che mi hai offerto nel trascorrere questi pochi ma intensi giorni di felicità”.
Roberta Rosati

“Il Molise esiste… ! E la dimora di Marina, è uno scoprire di colori, fragranze e atmosfera unica, un regalo di Natale formidabile!”
Silvia Lunardo