The Sepiacci Family
THREE GENERATIONS AT TENUTA DI CAIOLO ESTATE
The Estate History
La Fonte Farm Holidays is the central section of the vast Tenuta di Caiolo estate (Caiolo is a place-name of Lombard origin indicating where army horses were raised). The estate was one of the Orsini family ancient possessions. Luigi Orsini, in the nineteen-fifty’s, left the Caiolo estate to his nephew Fausto Sepiacci.
Once passed to the Sepiacci family, the Tenuta di Caiolo estate was expanded with the acquisition of neighboring properties from the Counts Sottocasa.
Today Caiolo estate borders the small village of Migliaiolo where the old manor house and the eighteenth-century church of San Donnino, Sepiacci family properties, are located. The church, restored and renovated, today is very popular for weddings celebration.
In the eighty’s, Fausto, recently deceased, and his wife Giuseppina turned a portion of the Tenuta di Caiolo estate into a farm stay for holidays. At that time, Casa Caiolo, with its two apartments, the Billo and La Fonte farmhouses were restructured and destined to the new holiday farm stay and the swimming pool was built.
In 2008 the Palazzo, family summer residence, was included in the farm stay. Afterwards, Massimo, with the help of his son Daniele and of his doughtier Elena, refurbished all the farmhouses, the swimming pool and built a new structure La Terrazza Tasting Center, equipped for the preparation and tasting of the farm and local producers specialties.
The care, the attention and the great professionalism that three generations of the Sepiacci family has been dedicating to the management of their farm has been recognized in 2013 with the international certification ISO14001 environment system certificate.
Pina, together with her husband Fausto, was the founder of the farm firm, which she has been co-managing since the nineteen fifties. Since the eighties, with the establishing of our Farm Holidays service, Agriturismo La Fonte, she has always been active in its management and a point of reference for our guests.
Fausto and Pina’s son, Massimo manages the family farm company. Among his various interests stand sailing and oenology, being president both of the Club Velico Castiglionese (Castiglione del Lago Sailing Club) and of the Cantina del Trasimeno Duca della Corgnia (Trasimeno Winery Duca della Corgnia).
She teaches Italian at Panicale middle school. Giselda actively participates in the life of our Municipality as the Alderman for the Balance.
He is an insurance agent and mainly deals with the farming business, in particular the honey production and the harvest and processing of farm produce.
Graduated in Jurisprudence at the University of Perugia, Elena works as a legal practitioner and manage the hospitality at the Tenuta di Caiolo estate farm holidays.