Villa Frassineta was built in 1894 by our great-grandfather Domenico in the heart of his landholdings, right in front of the fertile fields taken from the marsh with the reclamation of the Valdichiana valley realized in the previous century. The house was built near the Count of Frassineto’s estate, of which our great-grandfather used to run the business.
Since then both the house and the surrounding land have always belonged to the family: in the 1930s the property passed to our grandparents Marietta and Giuseppe, who devoted themselves completely to the care of the property, including renovating the house and decorating some rooms in a “modern” style, with grit and art nouveau wall paintings. The family kept living there even during the Second World War, when the house was first occupied by the German command and then by the English one.
The house then passed to Marietta and Giuseppe’s daughter and son, namely our aunt Bruna and our father Domenico. They also used to spend there every Summer with their families: when the schools ended in June we all moved from Arezzo centre to Frassineto, where we spent the holidays together until the end of the grape-harvest.
Our father Domenico has always dealt with property and land, and we children have decided to keep the family farm, trying to reconcile our respective professional activities with the passion for land and countryside. Since the house needed to be renovated, we decided to do it in order that it could be enjoyed even by all those who love nature and tranquility just like us, and want to spend a holiday with family and friends in a comfortable, relaxing environment, rich in the charm of the old Tuscan country houses.