A symbiotic relationship with nature
The Villa Ambretta is built on land that has been inhabited since the Etruscan period, around 3000 years ago.
Its inhabitants drained the swamps, worked the steep slopes, cultivated the fields, planted olive trees and vines, and lined the roads with cypress trees.
For the last three millena, people have known how to maintain a tight-knit and symbiotic relationship with nature that has benefitted both parties.
By moving to Maremma, on the heights of Montaltino, we have decided to include the development of the Villa Ambretta in this relationship.
We have invested in solar panels and heat pumps to enable the Villa Ambretta to produce more electricity than it needs.
This energetic autonomy allows us to offer high levels of comfort, with amenities such as a very efficient heating and cooling system, heated pools, sauna, and electric car plugs, all while having a minimal carbon footprint.
The water used by the Villa is pumped 150 meters underground, in a natural water reservoir.
The irrigation system focused on the roots of our crops and trees allows for drip watering, a very water efficient technique.
The wastewater management system allows for wastewater to be discharged without damaging the land.
A selective sorting system has been put in place to easily manage household waste.
Agriculture, gardening and biodiversity
For our ornamental trees, we chose typically Tuscan plants, as they require very little water.
Our olives fields, our orchard and our vegetable garden are cultivated traditionally, using only natural fertilisers.
Finally, the estate includes a four-hectare wood - its wild bushes are home to many deer, boars, porcupines, badgers and foxes... which you might be lucky enough to encounter at dawn or right before sundown.