The Farm Sergio Testini was started almost one hundred years ago by
Virgilio, Sergio's father, who owned a small estate in the village of
Centoia, about 6 miles away from Cortona, that served to support his then
very large family. Besides the usual wheat and sunflower crops, vegetable
garden and vineyard Virgilio also started breeding and trading cattle.
Sergio devoted himself both out of passion and necessity to his fathers
trade and carried it on extending the farm and concentrating it on wheat,
sunflower and olive tree farming and swine breeding.
Sergio's farm spreads today over a total surface of about 360 acres and
includes four different swine farms located in the municipalities of Cortona
and Montepulciano and covering thus both provinces of Arezzo and Siena.
In 2002, wishing to renew and diversify his range of activities, Sergio
decided, together with his daughter Federica, to renovate one of the old
farmhouses included in the farm which once accommodated the farmers who
worked in the estate and convert it into the current holiday farmhouse.
Il Giardino degli Ulivi is a small-sized estate located about 2 miles away
from Cortona and about 8 miles from the actual farm equally offering its
guests a real chance to visit and take part in the everyday activities of
the farm itself: sowing, breeding, olive picking, wheat threshing in June
and sunflower threshing in September. The estate also includes a charming
lake, a real treat for those who love fishing. In the farm guests will also
be able to taste our genuine cured meats made from the farm's own meats.