A PASSION PASSED DOWN THROUGH THE GENERATIONS
We’d like to tell you a story about an area and a passion. Right on the site of TENUTA IL PALAZZO, there was once a simple post station for travellers along the Salt Road (or Ariminensis) that joined Rome to Rimini. Over the years, the inhabitants of the area began to work these fertile fields.
The estate was divided into four farms: four very large patriarchal families - as was common at the time - lived and worked here. There were at least 55 people! And then? In the 1960s, industrial developments attracted farmworkers away from the land, leading to the flight from the countryside. Our estate suffered this problem too, and unfortunately, between 1965 and 1970, many of the people left.
THE RESTORATION OF THE FARM AND HAMLET
But like all good stories, ours has a happy ending! In 1971, the Banelli family took over the running of TENUTA IL PALAZZO, together with paid farm labourers. A few years on, in 1976, Anna Maria and Primo began restoration work on the HAMLET and farm. This was the dawn of a genuine process of rebirth.
Large-scale irrigation systems were put in, plus an artificial reservoir to collect rainwater for use on crops in the summer. And the winery too was returned to a new splendour... And then? Well, we like to let our products speak for themselves!