Anciently, a “vergara”
was the wife of the master of the house in families of farmers. She was in charge of all housework especially of cooking. Men were instead busy in agricultural works and essentially of earning money to feed the family. Vergare had to make the best out of the food that often wasn’t enough to satiate everybody. There were also minor works to do such as sewing, spinning, milking the cows… All the other females of the family helped the Vergara and were all subjected to her. When they had to go on the fields to help men, la vergara would look after their children and grew vegetables in the kitchen garden and bred poultry. Rural life was laborious, it required collaboration…
An agriturismo in Le Marche has decided to remember this figure of woman, so important in the ancient rural families.
Marco and Benedetta have restored a farmhouse built in 1850 in Altidona, in the Aso valley. They have chosen as their logo a typical portray of a vergara. A woman with wide skirts, with an hand on her whip and a pot balanced on her head with a cloth as basis.
Agriturismo La Vergara has managed to preserve the architectonic characteristics of ancient farm houses. Marco and Benedetta have recreated rural but elegant rooms. The rural atmosphere can be breathed in the kitchens of the four apartments. Wine and Vino cotto, jams, syrup fruit are among the organic products grown in the fields around and processed at La Vergara. They can be purchased in the Agriturismo. They will help better experience the immersion in the rural life of the past.