Agricultural activity since ancient Roman times
Fattoria Ramerino is located in the hills to the south of Florence, in the municipality of Bagno a Ripoli, in the heart of Tuscany – an area dedicated to agricultural activity since ancient Roman times. In the days of feudalism, the land surrounding the Tuscan capital was considered the ‘vegetable garden’ of the city, and was the source of all fresh produce sold in the city’s markets.
An area renowned for olive-growing
Fattoria Ramerino’s property extends for circa 50 Ha that are predominantly dedicated to the cultivation of olives. The terrain, renowned for both olive and vine-growing, lies at 250m below sea level and benefits from ideal exposure to the sun. These factors, combined with traditional cultivation methods, allow the olive trees to thrive. The olive grove’s heritage is represented by varieties native to central Tuscany, namely Moraiolo, Frantoio, Leccino and Americano, with around 5500 trees – some of which are centuries-old -grown using the polyconic vase system.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC SINCE 2004
The farm boasts numerous centuries-old trees. The olive grove is managed in accordance with organic agricultural practices.Organic agricultural methods are employed in every aspect of the grove’s management. Fertilizers are completely organic, grasses are left to grow and are only mown very occasionally during drier periods, disease control is achieved through pruning and, if necessary, by using natural treatments.