Giovanna, Nello and their two children Andrea e Alessandro moved to Tuscany from Lombardy in pursuit of their love for nature and a strong desire to live in the countryside. For Nello, this move also represents a move back to his origins, close to Siena.
This desire also drove the family to dedicate over eight years of effort to restore this ancient Tuscan borough back to its original splendor. The heart and soul of the place is Giovanna; aside from carrying out the duties of general management, Giovanna is also an avid and talented artist with a degree from the Institute of Art (her skills range from porcelain painting to trompe l'oeil and from decoupage to silk painting).
Giovanna is currently developing a series of courses to offer guests on painting and decoupage - the courses will likely be covering both theory and practice aspects of these art forms. Nello uses his background as private entrepreneur and independant consultant to take care of general maintenance and guest entertainment, in addition to the very important task of help out in the restaurant.