San Ottaviano has belonged to the Neri family for four generations and, originally purchased as a multi-family farm much larger than the current 250 hectares, it has progressively evolved over the years.
Once, the estate included a school, a blacksmith's shop, an oil mill, a community oven (still in use), the owner's house, several warehouses and stables. The main agricultural activities were the production of olive oil and the breeding of sheep. Unfortunately, we do not know the precise year of construction, which makes us think just how old it really is!
The architecture of the main farmhouse suggests that it had a large lookout tower. Most of the original buildings are still standing and have been restored to withstand many more years of history.
The transformation into an agriturismo for guests began in 1994 at the hands of Marco Neri. Francesco, his son, has been running the estate since 2005. He now shares this work with his wife, Hilary. Francesco and Hilary are constantly evolving and expanding their corner of historic paradise to adapt to new markets while continuing to maintain the agricultural aspect of their work.
They aim to provide an authentic experience on a working Tuscan farm, whilst providing all the comforts for a relaxing holiday!