Our story begins on the seashore, way back in 1987, with a stolen kiss. After a decade together, in 1997 we finally realised it was time to join our paths.

In 1999, we found our first project together in Rome, an online company specialising in quality translation and linguistics services (www.soslanguage.it) that was soon able to claim some of the leading Italian and international companies among its clients.

These were years dedicated almost entirely to developing the business and establishing ourselves in a highly technological, computerised market. Meanwhile, some difficult soul-searching led us in 2007 to try to unite our passion and our work by buying these rural buildings and the cultivated land around them in an enchanted place of great unrealised potential.

In March 2009, we planted our first vines and in December that same year, on the day of the winter solstice, we welcomed Maia, a baby girl with hair as black as night and eyes as green as the woods.

Restoring the old farm buildings began early in 2011: personally taking care of the agricultural operation and supervising the meticulous restoration work, after a period of intense and exhausting work we can finally say that we have created the foundation for this wonderful new journey of ours.

Above all, the Podere Orto is a lifestyle choice, the ideal place to bring up our daughter. But it is also a guesthouse open to friends and patrons. No one will ever be refused a glass of wine.