Big Bench

Agriturismo La Miniera di Galparino

The Big Benches are giant benches born from the idea of ​​the American designer Chris Bangle to install
in panoramic viewpoints these oversized objects, where you can sit to enjoy the view and relax.

On the 1st of August 2022, the Big Bench number 245the first one in Umbria– was installed in our organic farm.

We have chosen to place it in a point that is as important as it is significant to us:
it is located on the top of the hill where our “married vines”
(the vines grow on or are connected to trees, as if they were married)
are present, one of the “symbols” of Vinosanto made from smoked grapes
from the Upper Tiber Valley, a Slow Food presidium of Umbria.

What we hope with the installation of this bench is that many people, moved by the desire to put an extra stamp on the “BBPC passport“, can visit our territory, Upper Umbria,
to discover the enological, gastronomic and artistic treasures it hides.

In our company you can not only
buy the BBCP passports,
but, above all, put the stamp on it!
What are you waiting for?


When to stamp your passport a

From April to September
from 9:00 to 13:00
from 15:00 to 19:00

From October to March
from Thursday to Sunday:
from 9:00 to 12:30
from 15:00 to 19:00

passaporto big bench alla miniera di galparino

Around the Big Bench # 245, what to see:

Città di Castello: 8.7 km
the only Renaissance town in Umbria rich in artistic masterpieces where you can admire both the greats of the past such as Signorelli and Raffaello (Municipal Art Gallery of Città di Castello), and also the great contemporary master Alberto Burri (Alberto Burri Foundation).

For food and wine enthusiasts, on the other hand, come and discover the two Slow Food Presidia of the Upper Tiber Valley, Vinosanto from smoked grapes and Mazzafegato

Enjoy the Umbrian landscape from our Big Bench!



Take some time to relax
among nature
and let yourself be pampered by the sounds
and the scents it gives.


The more than 50 hectares of the property will immerse you in the
silent but laborious everyday life of a farm.
The vineyard, the olive grove and the truffle ground, as well as the bees,
they can make you discover the magic of nature which is… LIFE.


The cuisine is made up of simple recipes from the Umbrian
peasant tradition. The choice we make every day is to bring
good and genuine organic and 0 km farm ingredients to your
dishes, respecting seasonality and the Earth.