PICCOLO Campagna

Nestled in the important olive growing hills of Bagno a Ripoli in the province of Florence, Tuscany, our farm lies at an altitude of 280m among wineries and olive farms on the edge of the famous Chianti region overlooking the river Arno.
With the perfect altitude and latitude (200-400m and 40-45degrees north), on a north facing hill (reducing the hours of sunlight in summer), using only organic sheep manure as fertilizer, our extra virgin olive oil stands out among other famous oils of our area, as a mild, well rounded and balanced oil.
With only 1000 olive trees, this very limited edition Award winning oil, made 100% from our trees, is a natural farm blend of about 60% frantoio, 30% Moraiolo and 10% Leccino oils. This oil has a delicate flavour which would like to introduce to you here. This oil can only be purchase online via this website and is packaged and sent directly from our cellar.


Also for those of you who would like to experience life on an olive and sheep farm in Tuscany, we have our farm stay mini apartments where it is possible enjoy the quiet Tuscan lifestyle whilst visiting Florence.  The house is in the centre of 40 hectres of forest and farm with no visible neighbours. The forest abounds with wildlife such as European wild boar, deer, porcupines and European badger as well as numerous species of birds. Listen to the cuckoo and wood pecker whilst you laze by the pool or walk through the forest enjoying the views of the Arno valley, this is a unique experience not found elsewhere.

Bagno a Ripoli

Bagno a Ripoli is the municipal area to the south east of the Florence municipal area and forms part of the famous Chianti wine growing region.
Piccolo Campagna is on the eastern edge of Bagno a Ripoli near the villages of le Case San Romolo and Villamagna. This area of Bagno a Ripoli has been famous for centuries for producing the best extra virgin oils in Tuscany.


Us personally

Matthew Brown

After 12 years in the Japanese tourism industry in Cairns Australia, sailing to Japan and 10 years of sheep farming in SE Queensland, I moved to Tuscany after meeting Sakiko. I took over her run down olive farm Piccolo Campagna in 2011 and by 2013 were at half production. By 2016 season we hope to be in full production with our farm blend extra virgin olive oil. My belief is that all our products must be environmentally sustainable and organic. We have about 30 sheep which supply all our fertilizer needs and some of the delicious meals at our agritourismo. I also grow most of the vegetables we consume at Piccolo Campagna organically.


Sakiko Kato

After approximately 30 years living in Italy, starting in 1982 with a resort hotel in southern Italy, I moved to Florence in 1990 and owned the hotel unicorno until 2001 near the santa maria novella piazza. From 2003 I have owned piccolo residential apartments near the duomo in Florence.
After meeting matthew in 2011, I realized my dream of starting an environmentally friendly, organic olive farm producing extra virgin olive oil.
Now, we are at about 60% of full production and I would like to introduce as many people as possible to the benefits and taste of our unique extra virgin olive oil and our beautiful farm where our trees grow in perfect conditions to make the best oil. We wish to expand our operation so more people can enjoy our oil.