Eight hectares of land in the Tuscan Maremma, in the hills near Marsiliana, sloping down into the plain towards the sea.
Here is Palmo di Terra, our family-run farm, where we have chosen to live, to do a job we like and to make quality products using organic farming methods.
Palmo di Terra is located in the municipality of Manciano (Grosseto), six kilometres from the Albegna river and seven from the Marsiliana Castle.
It takes twenty minutes to reach the sea, with the pinewoods and beaches of Feniglia and Giannella, while the thermal baths of Saturnia, in the circle of hills behind our farm, are a quarter of an hour away by car.
We have drawn the map of our company, with the timing of nature.
We planted a Mediterranean forest with 1400 trees; we took care of the new grafts in the vineyard and extended the olive cultivation to about 800 trees, mostly of the Frantoiano and Leccino varieties.
Our oil is of high quality, with an acidity level close to zero.
We have rediscovered the production of saffron, the traces of which had been lost in Maremma. We grow a vegetable garden and an orchard of about 100 trees, mainly for our own consumption.
We have produced and sold an excellent wine, Raro. After fifteen years we stopped making wine, we aged…
The vineyard is 90 meters above sea level on hills facing south-west, with clay and limestone soil. The grapes, Sangiovese, and Alicante are grown according to the rules of organic farming.
The farmhouse has been renovated according to the rules of bio-architecture, with hot water and electricity produced by the sun. We have set up two self-catering flats, with terraces and pergolas overlooking the sunset, and a cottage without a kitchen.
The swimming pool is amidst the flowers, surrounded by greenery. On the paths and in the countryside around the farmhouse you can go jogging, take leisurely walks or ride a bike, available to everybody.
It is a good place to cultivate idleness – to read, talk, cook for oneself and one’s friends, listen to music – to enjoy the sea of Argentario, with the beaches of Feniglia and Giannella, the rocks of Talamone. Or come into contact with the mysteries of the Etruscan civilization, with the evocative architecture of the villages perched on the tufa rocks.