Every product is inspired by a deep love for our little ones, with the ultimate goal of keeping you and your family happy and connected.
IT BEGAN WITH
Bambini Furtuna co-founder Agatha Relota Luczo needed to soothe her child’s suffering but couldn’t find a remedy that was both organic and effective. So she asked a close family friend, Dr. Alan Greene. As a world-renowned pediatrician, Dr. Greene knew that healing happens when the body is supported and signaled to repair itself. He suggested that Agatha look to the hundreds of medicinal herbs on La Furtuna Estate.
Located in the heart of Sicily, La Furtuna Estate has been a part of Agatha and Steve Luczo’s family for generations. Steve’s grandmother, Rose, was born on this incredible land almost a century ago. Now under Agatha and Steve’s stewardship, the area has expanded to more than 350 hectares. As a fully functioning farm, the estate is home to ancient olive trees, hundreds of potent herbs, several endangered plant and animal species, and a handful of local experts — everything needed to create powerful yet gentle organic tools for parents to use in caring rituals with their little ones.
Home of La Furtuna Estate
This sometimes-overlooked region of Italy has a rich history. Our plants and herbs grow above buried treasures from the Phoenicians, Arabs, Greeks, Romans, Spaniards, Italians, and others. Many of Bambini Furtuna’s key ingredients can also be traced back to those cultures. We’re passionate about both preserving and exploring this incomparable land.
La Furtuna Estate reminds us of what we already know: The more you give, the more you receive.
CENTURIES OF WISDOM
La Furtuna Estate thrives above thousands of years of history waiting to be discovered. We’ve hosted major excavations on the land led by world-renowned archeologists from Sicily and Rome. They’ve unearthed the oldest human remains known to Sicily, dating back to the Bronze Age (2000 BC). Buildings were also found on the property that closely match ancient Iberian architecture.
It’s possible that other areas of the estate hold artifacts dating as far back as 3000 BC. We will continue to explore in the hopes of discovering, studying, and protecting more of Sicily’s past.
GUARDING THE FUTURE
Much of our estate lies within the Monti Sicani Bio Preserve. This land is home to an abundance of native plants, awe-inspiring animals, and more. The Monti Sicani Bio Preserve was set up to help ensure the survival of Sicilian flora and fauna while enriching genetic diversity within the biome.
Our master ethnobotanist, Pasquale “Mimmo” Marino, has brought back several nearly extinct plant species and continues to work to preserve Sicily’s biological heritage.
THE ANIMALS OF LA FURTUNA
MEET OUR INSPIRATION
We chose a traditional Sicilian animal to represent each Bambini Furtuna product. These gentle creatures are important to Italy’s past and present. Many can be found on La Furtuna Estate, roaming wild or on our preserve. Learn more about our wonderful friends below.
DI ELEFANTI NIDO
(lah fah-MEE-lee-ah dee el-leh-FAHN-teh NEE-doh)
THE Dwarf Elephant FAMILY
Centuries ago, L’elefante Nido had the freedom to wander Sicily. We like to imagine mama Dwarf Elephants walking beside their children, roaming freely across what is now La Furtuna Estate.
Soothe discomfort in any-sized ears with our Ear Rescue Drops.
Thousands of years ago, adorable dwarf elephants roamed the lush Sicilian landscape. Much later, humans discovered dwarf elephant fossils, with their large heads and prominent nasal cavities. That may be how the myth of the Cyclops began!
Hoopoes are colorful birds named for their unique call, “Hoo-poo!” They love taking sand baths and basking in the warm Sicilian sun with their wings spread out and their heads held high. Hoopoes use their long beaks to feed their young… while flying!
Our Tickly Nose Refresh is wonderful for your child’s cute little “beak.”
IL PICCOLO GUFO
(ill PEE-koh-loh GOO-foh)
The Little Owl
With its big, curious eyes and small, spotted bodies, Il Piccolo Gufo is a symbol of good luck and positive energy in Sicilian culture. Little Owls are also closely associated with the Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena. They communicate with a “Kiew! Kiew!” sound.
Help your little one’s peepers stay sharp with our Calming Eye Solution.
LA FOCA MONACA
(lah FOH-ka MOH-na-kah)
the Mediterranean Monk Seal
With a sweet face and a plump little belly, the Mediterranean Monk Seal has so much love. Monk Seals lay on their backs and let their great tummies soak up the warm sun.
Keep your little one’s stomach happy with our Soothing Tummy Love!
LA CAPRA SICILIANA
(lah KAH-prah see-CHEE-lee-ah-nah)
THE Sicilian Goat
La Capra Siciliana is found only in Sicily. A family of endangered Sicilian Girgentana Goats lives comfortably in the hills of La Furtuna Estate. They have horns as big as a raging temper, but spend some time with them and you’ll see how sweet they can be.
When big emotions do pop up in your little one, help soothe them with our Fussy Temper Comfort.
The tickle of Il Bruco is fun, but when these caterpillars are on the go, their fuzzy bodies can make you itch all over! Many caterpillars on La Furtuna Estate will turn into Clouded Apollo Butterflies, a species found only in Sicily.
If your little one has an itch that won’t go away, try Bye Bye Itchy Skin.
After a long day spent hopping through the fields of La Furtuna Estate, Il Coniglio sleeps for more than eight hours. We dream about snuggling with these soft and sweet Sicilian bunnies for a peaceful, relaxing sleep.
Our Dreamy Hush Time can help your little one get to bed, and stay in bed.
IL PORCOSPINO CRESTATO
(ill poor-cohs-PEEN-noh cres-TAH-toh)
the Crested Porcupine
Despite having a coat of sharp quills, Il Porcospino Crestato is a gentle animal. Crested Porcupines stay with their mate for life to raise their young. They’re nocturnal, so if you don’t see them in the Sicilian countryside, they might be sleeping!
If your little one does pet a Porcospino, or just gets an ouchie, try Boo Boo Be Gone.