La Rondine Estate
Rondine Cittadella della Pace is an organization committed to reducing armed conflicts around the world and spreading its own method for the creative transformation of conflicts in every context.
Its objective is contributing to a planet free from armed clashes, in which every person has the tools to manage conflicts in a creative and positive way.
Rondine was born in a Medieval Tuscan hamlet, a few kilometres away from Arezzo, Italy: here, the main Rondine projects for education and professional experience are developed. It is a place where human beings are regenerated, so that they can become leaders of themselves and their own communities, in the search for the common good.
The project that gave rise and inspiration to Rondine is the Studentato Internazionale – World House: it hosts young people who come from countries that are the scene of armed conflicts or post-conflict and helps them to discover the human being in their enemy, through the difficult and surprising effort that comes from living together daily.
San Fabiano Estate
Great history lies behind the great tradition of the San Fabiano Estate. It originates from the Family who considered winemaking an integral part of their culture and the heritage of their land.
The Estate is situated on the Chianti’s hillsides overlooking the town of Arezzo. Its present farmhouse settlement is placed on the ancient trade route that departed from the Adriatic coast, passed through the entire valley, climbed over the hills of Casentino and ended in Arezzo. This valley was under the feudal control of several important families of Arezzo, among which was the de’ Bacci Family.
Along this route, which ends just below the city walls, you can still see the watch towers and toll gates, demonstrating its strategic value and importance for trade in the early days. The first document proving the existence of vineyards on the property is dated 1416, when Francesco de’ Bacci sold a vineyard to commission Piero della Francesca to paint the frescoes of ‘The Legend of the True Cross’ for the family chapel in San Francesco.
Upon the end of the Second World War, the Estate committed to viticulture and winemaking, and then started bottling in the 1960’s.
Today, the De Bacci descendents continue the winemaking tradition of the Family exporting its signature wines worldwide.