BOOK YOUR STAY AT AGRITURISMO LE TRAPPOLINE
At the end of the 1800s Daniele Casini had as dowry from his wife a piece of land called the “Le Trappoline“: the word derives from the practice of putting traps for hares and birds in this place. After a few years the area, initially a forest, was cultivated and improved, using mines and rails with carts to transport the stones at the edge of the nearby woods. Part of the house was built with the best of these stones: the work was then continued by his Daniele’s son Ivo, young commercial broker and manager of a tobacco shop in the village of Monti, that after the end of World War I enlarged the building. This was were the entire production process took place, including wine, oil, grain, vegetables, legumes, breeding of farm animals and poultry.
In 1937 “Le Trappoline” saw the birth of Franco and Danilo, twins who together with their eldest brother Giancarlo, spent a few years in the house. The stories that they have been passed on to their grandchildren are rich of anecdotes, full of the charm of yesteryear and the pure atmosphere of the countryside that is still present in the area. In the 60s Ivo, his wife Pierina and their children moved to Siena, where a profitable business in the wine industry was conducted.
The business and the new life in the city did not however forbade the Casini family to return from time to time in their beloved farmhouse which, however, remained vacant for many years. In the meantime (1973) Ivo and his three children bought “I Sodi“, a farm which still exists and produces wine, olive oil, vin santo and grappa of great quality.
In 1995 Danilo, Franco and Giancarlo began the renovation of “Le Trappoline” starting from the farmyard building, which was called Sangiovese all’Aia; then it was the turn of the actual parts of the house: this is were the other apartments were realized: the Canaiolo del Nonno, Malvasia al Forno, Trebbiano al Bosco, in addition to the creation of the pool.
Thus was born our Farmhouse in Siena’s Chianti “Le Trappoline.”