In 2017, the farm was awarded its organic certification, an important milestone in its history. Conscious and respectful living is a very important part of our philosophy and with this certification we are able to guarantee healthy and sustainable agricultural practices.
The plants and gardens that are found on the estate have been chosen specifically for their suitability to the Tuscan climate and soil. They do not require much water (most do not require watering at all) and are able to withstand the Mediterranean climate with minimal or no intervention. The vegetables grown in our garden are also varieties chosen for their prevalence in the Maremman cuisine.
Our area (from Monterotondo M.mmo to Larderello) is famous for its production of geothermal energy and supplies more than 30% of the energy for all of Tuscany using only water vapour from underground. From San Ottaviano you can see this steam that rises towards the sky.
The apartments on the estate are spacious and comfortable, but they are not equipped with TVs (in San Ottaviano there is a common TV room that is always open) or air conditioning. The wi-fi is very fast but it does not typically work inside the apartments, given the thickness of the old stone walls. Daily cleaning and daily linen change are not included. These choices were made in order to leave a reduced environmental impact on our territory. We aim to offer an atmosphere of relaxation and comfort in close contact with nature.