Tenuta Vallelunga was born from a passion for hunting. Harry Bracci Torsi, an entrepreneur from Pisa who was awarded the title of “ Cavaliere del Lavoro” by President Giovanni Leone, for services to industry, loved hunting meant as a noble sport. He bought Vallelunga to make it a game preserve His love for hunting was equal to his love for horses, following an inheritance coming from his mother Bianca Rook, daughter of Thomas, an Englishman who, was the personal horse trainer of King Victor Emanuel II.
Fascinated byits intact environment made of low hills covered by thick woods crossed by green valleys and the farm at his center, Harry bought the estate in the Fifties to use it as the family’s hunting estate. He went on to create a lake, renovated the farm to host horses and cows and a modern henhouse. Harry followed his ancestors’ steps and named his own horse racing stabes “Vallelunga”, after the property. His biggest success was the Merano Gran Prix, won with Chivas Regal in 1974.
The property owes its name to the long valley (Vallelunga) stretching itself across the entire property.
In the 2000’s the family fully restored and refurnished, the farmhouses i Ghiacci, il Poggio al Tesoro e la Fagianaia mantaining the original materials and opened them for tourist accomodation. The lush, magnificent environment of oaks, pines, holm oaks, elms and the many path to jog, horse ride and hike is the perfect frame for the Agriturismo with his horse riding school, the lake and the reception (David’s the caretaker house).
The Tenuta is still a game preserve in Autumn and a farm growing corn and olive groves. its flora and fauna includes the wildboar, the porcupine, the fox, the squirrel, the roe deer, the mouflon, or birds such as the pheasant, the wild duck and the wood pigeon.