Vineyards and Olive Groves
The property of Terre di Nano extends over 50 hectares of land in the area called Nano.
On this land there are diverse types of vines planted in various eras beginning in 1970. On approximately 10 hectares Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino, and Merlot vines have been planted using a system called "cordone speronato"; this is where Terre di Nano's red wines originate. The wines are aged in our cantina, finished in oak barrels and barriques. The grape harvest usually takes place the second or third week in October, and each year guests join our staff to partake in this exciting experience firsthand.
The Olive Groves
Our extra virgin olive oil comes from the olive groves which extend over approximately 4 hectares of the property surrounding the villa. In November, many of the guests staying with us participate in the olive harvest and the production of cold press oil using the local oil press of Montepulciano.
If you are interested in participating in the unique experience of the Tuscan grape or olive harvest during your stay with us, simply mention it when you contact us and we will make necessary arrangements.
La Buca del Beato
Along the Tresa stream just below the hills of Terre di Nano, the Buca del Beato ("The Hole of the Blessed") is situated between craggy rock walls and hidden by a thicket of oaks. The deep and dark natural caves formed out of the limestone cliffs were home to a blessed man named Giovanni Benincasa for nearly 20 years in the 1400s, and this hermit was venerated for centuries by the local people.
The surrounding area is extremely evocative: the deep ravine of the torrent, the cascades and the small natural lakes in the surrounding forest frame the mysterious Buca or "Hole" which can be reached only on foot, making it make an ambitious goal for lovers of the walks in the open air and woods.
La tradizione popolare individua il giaciglio del Beato all'interno delle grotte (Letto del Beato) e attribuisce a lui l'apparizione delle "Orme del Diavolo", impronte di quadrupede rimaste impresse nelle rocce soprastanti la grotta quando il Beato, per sfuggire al Diavolo, spiccò con la sua cavalcatura un enorme salto, attraversando la gola. Il luogo è ancora visitabile e pressoché intatto; la cascata, il bosco e le suggestive grotte ne fanno un'ambita meta per gli amanti delle passeggiate all'aperto.