Places & surroundings
Valdichiana
The Val di Chiana takes its name from the name of canal that allowed the reclamation from swampy lake to productive land to cultivate. Home of the famous "White Beast", a Chianina cattle that has been selected in this valley as a working animal.
 
Pieve della Sassaia di Rigutino
The Church of Rigutino in Rigutino is an old church built around in year 1000 AD. You can reach it in a short walk from the farm.
 
Borgo di Castiglion Fionrentino
The medieval village of Etruscan origin, 7 km from the farm Il Cipresso will surprise you with its narrow streets full of history, its churches and its magnificent view.
 

The Farm



Farm Il Cipresso




The Farm "Il Cipresso"
is a family farm and consists approximately of 2500 olive trees, 4 hectares (10 acres) of vineyard and 4 hectares of woods. In Our Farm we use the organic methods. For us it was not difficult to adapt to the organic agriculture since always we do not use pesticides or chemical products. The company is located in Tuscany near Arezzo and only a few kilometers from the Etruscan town of Cortona. More specifically we are at the foot of Mount Lignano (a natural Park) approximately 400m above sea level surrounded by olive trees planted in between traditional terraces, with their stone walls.

The ground beneath the olive trees is maintained as a lawn, this allows us to contain the erosion of the ground and cut the grass keeps the soil cool during the summer. In the farm we also have a small apiary from which we collect biological honey, propolis, pollen and wax. Our land are bordering with the nature reserve of Mount Lignano. This park consists mainly of oak-pine trees, heather and gorse is home to many wild animals including wild boar, deer, roe deer, mouflon sheep, rabbits, etc.. Often these wild animals visit the farm.
We produce, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Vin Santo , Chianti and White wine called Valdichiana white virgin, organic honey, organic propolis, organic jams, etc. ..

(This is just a small list! if you are Interested you can go to the OUR PRODUCTS link)
 
In the site you can find information about us, purchase our products and those of small local producers. if you have chosen to live, know our territories and tastes you can book a stay in holidays in our Farm.
 
This site is the result our passion all photos are taken strictly on our farm and surrounding areas!


The Farm

A true experience in Tuscany inside the Farm Il Cipresso at our Villa La Canitina Relais

 



Activities & Courses
Cooking Class Farm Il Cipresso
Cooking classes for small groups, from farm to table !
 
Fattoria Il Cipresso - Passeggiate a Cavallo
Admire the Tuscan countryside riding a horse starting from the Farm! a really exciting experience in contact with nature.
 
Caratello Vinsato
How do we make Vinsanto? A history of 10 years, starting from the collection of white grapes in September and proceeding with the slow drying of the grapes ..... until the final product! Why not to come and make a unique experience for the opening of the Caratelli (kegs)!
 
Where you can eat
La Tabaccaia
The selling point of our company, where you can purchase products and taste wine, oil, meats, cheeses and much more.