“Blissful accommodation in Santa Fiora…”
Relax at “L’Oliviera di Sopra” surrounded by nature, nestled in the flank of Monte Amiata
If only our house could reveal all its stories, it would make a fantastic read. What we know is that the present buildings began very differently than you see them now.
Sometime around the turn of the 18th century, there was a census of land holdings in the area that included our current house, and because of that it is considered as “Leopoldino”, a kind of heritage status. A later map dated 1824 shows three buildings established on this site, probably a farmhouse and outbuildings. At some point the main structure became used as an olive mill (known in Italian as a frantoio or an oliviera) and from the early 1900s it was operated by electric power. Locally, it was known as “l’Oliviera di Sopra”.