Our Story

We have a dream: to cultivate the land today so that we can cultivate it tomorrow; to be able to produce without poisoning and killing the life around us. That is why we strive to give back to the land what we borrow from it. We believe that we can experience health as the right balance between the environment, agriculture and food, and so we try to choose all those ways and techniques that allow humans a peaceful vision of the future.

Our dream was born fifteen years ago when we decided to recover an old farm owned by our family located on the outskirts of the city of Potenza and create an eco-sustainable agritourism with, stables rooms, laboratory for processing our milk and restaurant. Today the farm covers about fifty hectares of shrub pasture and arable land used for the production of cereals and fodder for animal feed; the stables are home to about seventy cattle of the Italian red spotted breed - Simmental - for milk and meat production and about thirty sheep and goats for meat.

The renovation process went through the construction from scratch of a modern stable and the recovery of the old farm buildings to be used for agritourism activities. The pre-existing structure was that of a typical Potentine farm, consisting of a modest farm center, with simple buildings used as stables and warehouses, and an area of land mostly used for grazing

To date, the process of conversion and transformation of Taverna Centomani is still in progress.

On the route of the ancient sheep-track that passed at the foot of the hill of Potenza and climbed over the mountains to reach the plain of Sant'Aloia, as early as the late Middle Ages, there was the Tavern of Centomani. This important hamlet, located in a deserted plaga not far from the Tora stream, remained inhabited even when the ancient "Casali" of Potenza disappeared one after another in the 16th century.

The tavern had been erected on the lands of the Chapter of St. Michael, which, in the area west of the city, owned a large district of about 1,490 tomoli.
The presence of the Tavern, and thus of a small community isolated from the town, allowed the friars, which was rare in the whole of the Potentine countryside, to even build "fosse de lo grano," or grain stores in large holes dug in the ground, in its surroundings, where they could store it for the following season.