THE FROVA FAMILY

The Frova family

The Frova family has its origins in the area of the Maggiore Lake between Piedmont and Lombardy regions throughout the 17th and the 18th century.

Their main activities involved agriculture and trading in general. One of their most important businesses was the production of railway sleepers.

At the end of the 18th century, Luigi Frova moved to Veneto and dedicated himself to sericulture-silk farming- which was particularly strong in that area. He married one daughter of the aristocratic family Carrer, which was very important in Venice. They settled in Sant’Andrea di Cavasagra, near Treviso, where their sericulture activities and their contribution in the surroundings show the family’s vocation for agriculture.

At the end of the 19th century, Camillo and Arturo Frova studied Agriculture at the University of Florence and convinced their father to invest in Tuscany buying an estate called “Il Corno” –property of the heirs of Grand Duke Leone Strozzi-. After World War II, which brought about big losses in the family’s properties in Veneto, the whole family decided to settle in Tuscany, where it still resides. Antonio, Camillo’s son, and then Maria Giulia, Antonio’s daughter, have been carrying on their family’s tradition by working with passion and dedication on the “Tuscan land”.

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