WELCOME TO TRAFONTI
ABOUT US AND TRAFONTI
We are a Swiss couple, Antonella, a former humanitarian and international development worker, and Bernard, a lawyer, who were mesmerized by the beauty of the Tuscan landscape and the bounty of its crops and produce. We fell under the spell of the picturesque towns and villages, the masterful artwork of churches, palaces and museums and the rich cultural activities on offer. And most of all, we were charmed by its people and their sociable life-style. So we set out to find a home in this wonderful area.
In 2014, we acquired a dilapidated farm, Podere Trafonti. It offered stunning views onto Montepulciano, the Monte Amiata, the surrounding fields, forests and olive groves, and the wide-open sky. It was ideally situated contiguous to the spectacular Val d’Orcia and the precious medieval village of Montefollonico, our community of reference. At last, after a long quest, we had found the place of dreams. Or maybe it had found us?
With the talented contributions of our Italian architects from archiloop and a competent team of engineers, construction workers and artisans, Trafonti resuscitated from the rubbles after a good two years of hard labour. Now, Antonella lives at Trafonti and manages the organic farm and guest house. Bernard visits often, enriching the ambiance with pieces from his contemporary art collection. And in the meantime, Lara, the dog, and Mimì, the cat, have joined the team.