is a large estate located in southern Tuscany within the
province of Siena. The estate produces red wine and organic
olive oil, wheat and sunflower. About a third of the estate
is composed by oak woods where naturally grow white truffles
and wild mushrooms. Two estate's old farmhouses dating back
1700 called Gaeta and Zampugna have been restored into a
villa and an agriturismo
Tuscan landscape is a masterpiece of harmony, based on a
miracle of intelligence and taste with no comparison around
Lines and proportions are essential without superfluous
elements, a reflection of the purity of Tuscan genius, omnipresent
in every artistic expression.
When comparing today's landscapes with the backgrounds of
XV or XVI century paintings, one wonders if the painters
copied the peasants or the peasants copied the painters.
Both refused baroque forms, avoided rhetoric and superfluous
embellishments whilst keeping the same clear light and sharp
All this makes the Tuscan style easily retrieved in a Benozzo
painting, in a page of Machiavelli or in a Senese farmhouse.
Villa Gaeta and Zampugna were build in this context centuries
ago and remains today a perfect example of harmony between
man's work and nature.