Our Animals


At the house we have a fair number of traditional Tuscan Bantams, several Anatra Muta Italiana ‘mute’ Ducks and a few Roman Geese.

The birds graze in complete freedom for most of the year, only during our brief Summer opening period do we exclude the larger birds, the ducks and geese from the majority of the spaces close to the house. All birds are always excluded from the pool gardens however.

The little bantams will be busy foraging in the olive groves for the majority of the day, with the odd trespasser on the good lawns, from time to time—as they are able to fly.