Farm - La Piana
“La Piana” Organic Farm, is on the Island of Capraia, part of Tuscany’s National Archipelago Park. The farm lies on the historically important “Il Piano S. Stefano” - Saint Stefano’s Plain - which has always inspired and fascinated its visitors because of its rural landscape, its rich vineyards, its flourishing Mediterranean underbrush of colours and scents and its proximity to the sea.
The farm is also only a 15-minute walk from the town centre down the “Semaforo” country road.
The ancient Romans, the anchorites who lived in seclusion for religious reasons and the raiding Saracens settled on the Plain because it was the only flat area of the island where they could live and produce everything they needed.
During the last century, the area was leased to a penal colony and its prisoners farmed the land until the penitentiary was closed down.
“La Piana” Organic Farm is a magical place where scents, sounds, colours and customs blend with the tastes and traditions of its ancient inhabitants. Time has stood still and it is the ideal place to rediscover yourself. At the same time, the farm has been able to carry out sustainable activities which fully integrate farming, environmental protection and tourism.
In 2012 began new works by restoring ancient terraces in the area of the former prison "Portovecchio"... Work is still continuing....