What does “le Pòggiola” mean?
A “poggio” in Tuscany is a hill with olive trees and vineyards – and a “pòggiolo” is an even smaller hill. The name of the farm is a very irregular plural and quite unusual even in Italian.
Lisa is the baby of the family and has been the mind and the heart of Le Pòggiola – she inherited the passion for agriculture, for cooking good food and also loves travelling.
Gian Paolo, also a civil engineer, has planted all the vineyards and started the wine making business, once his passion in his free time and and now his pleasure to drink…
Luca, Lisa’s husband, has a keen interest in fly fishing and manages the private lake along with the local “Valdinevole Mosca club”. He also drew some of the images on the wine labels.
Silvia (one of the Barsi sisters) is a guide in Florence – loves the Arts, and writing.
Federico (Silvia’s husband) is the artisan of the Family, a talented jewellery maker in Florence.
Laura (another Barsi sister) loves cats and photography.