The biodiversity of the area
In Castellina in Chianti the noble art of falconry. There is a wildlife-hunting reserve in the land of the Gallo Nero within the Rocca delle Macìe wine estate. Here the relationship between man and bird of prey lives again thanks to the Zingarelli family's project. The objective is to re-establish a natural balance in the ecosystem and thus preserve and enrich the biodiversity of the area. This thousand-year-old tradition, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, is promoted on the land of the Zingarelli family, a well-known producer of great wines in Tuscany.
The grounds of the estate
A large part of the estate's land, still covered by native vegetation of holm oaks, strawberry trees and brooms, has been dedicated to the art of falconry. Since 2021 they have hosted the first Italian center dedicated to exhibition, training and ancestral hunting, practiced with falconids. To celebrate the importance of sustainability and the environment and reiterate the importance of the relationship between man and nature, the Zingarelli family hosts the "nobile arte" from Friday 8 December to Monday 11 December.
Over 45 falconers and trainers together with their birds of prey of all species, meet in a meeting sponsored by the Tuscany Region between flight tests, reflections and round tables. We will discuss the art of falconry, hunting, breeding and veterinary techniques. Experts and trainers from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania and obviously Italy will participate in the event (source: Tuscany Region).