Pratovalle Farm has roots in the distant past that are intertwined with the history of sharecropping in Tuscany, which is at the base of the values of peasant culture and the love for the territory and land. The name “Pratovalle” derives from the estate that was purchased by our grandfather in the 1960s to grow cigar tobacco, a cultivation that ended in 2005. In 2008 the family decided to start a farmhouse and farm business near the small village of Creti, a few kilometers away from Cortona, within the province of Arezzo.
Surrounded by smooth hills delimiting Valdichiana and located on a hill towering above the countryside, Pratovalle Farm has a mansion and some farming outbuildings in the middle of the estate, one of which has been renovated and refurbished to become a country house for tourist accommodation. The whole estate is framed by beautiful hills and mountains where you can admire old medieval villages.
Farm Pratovalle extends over a 20-hectare land, which is mainly used to grow wheat, sunflowers and vegetables. The fields are bordered with a hundred olive trees, whose olives are used to produce organic extra virgin olive oil. Apart from the olive grove, the farm has also a small but highly-productive vineyard, whose grape is used to produce Syrah Wine, characterised by intense and fruity scent, through small-scale methods. Olive oil and wine represent thus two highlights of Farm Pratovalle, which are produced for the guests staying at the farmhouse.
A luxuriant park located in the immediate surroundings of Agriturismo Pratovalle completes the estate; over years it has been turned into a real plantation of alders and fruit trees such as cherry and walnut trees, which offer different sceneries according to the season.