THE HOUSE

According to the Church of Fiesole historical archive, the house of Pruneto was built in the second half of the 18th century. It used to host some farmers families who worked for the nearby Santa Maria Novella monastery.

The main building used to have the stable at the ground floor and the actual home at the first floor. The house was built on the rocks coming out from the terrain in that side of the hill. The land surrounding Pruneto was farmed according to a sharecrop contract, which here was called “mezzadria”. One half of the products were to be given to the proprietor, while the other half could be used by the workers for their subsistence. The first renovation work of Pruneto took place in the late sixties, when Giuseppe Lanza brought the property. In the following decades his son Riccardo kept on renovating the production machinery and structures.

Azienda Agricola Pruneto, Radda in Chianti (SI) – info@pruneto.it – (0039) 0577 738013