The La Torre farm has an area of 24 hectares everything in the Bagni di Lucca jurisdiction.
After the property was left abandoned for more than a decade, in 2001 we tried to salvage and preserve what once was a thriving agricultural enterprise. We did this by the clearing the terraced land and the vineyards, planting new crops, and renewing and restoring the existing irrigation system.
Today the farm owns about 770 olive trees of the frantoiano and leccino varieties and we started making olive oil for which Lucca is famous all over the world.
Another goal is to restore the more than 10 hectares of chestnut trees by the progressive replacement of wild plants with the best local chestnut trees such as “marroni” and “carpinesi” typical of the Garfagnana region.
The property also includes 10 hectares of woodland we use as energy crop for the production of firewood.
Since 2002 we have started beekeeping for the production of monofloral honey, (mainly Acacia, Chestnut, Linden and Honeydew), and wildflower honey. Beekeeping is taken care of by Paolo who after he training courses is now working with bees with great passion and competence. Bees bred strictly belong to the honeybee species, race ligustica, or Italian bee.
In addition to the production of honey, our hives, visible from farm – our guest are welcomed to go and have a look at them, naturally produce wax (with which we make beeswax candles) and propolis, a solution of resins and balsamic elements with amazing bactericidal, fungicide and healing properties.
In our vegetable garden we grow all the vegetables we use to prepare our meals at the restaurant, so is for the fruit we pick from more than 150 trees in our orchard: apples, pears, figs, plums, apricots, peaches, kiwi and strawberries as well as blackberries, currants, raspberries and blueberries, and also nuts such as walnuts and hazelnuts.
Everyday our little chicken coop provide us with fresh eggs for breakfast and for our homemade pasta, and sometimes a chicken for our oven.
All our products, fresh or processed can be purchased directly in the small shop in our farm.