La Storia

Fattoria Armena is an ancient building from 1500 whose design has been attributed to the architect Baldassare Peruzzi. Inside they carried out all the activities of breeding livestock (cattle), and the cultivation of wheat and cereals (mainly wheat) with which the housewives of the time produced the very best bread, only to be cooked and eaten directly at the Farm.

The farmers gathered together in the only cottage standing at the time, and that is what is now called “Salariato”. Inside it lived up to 20 farmers, who managed to keep warm during the winter, with a large fireplace in the centre of the cottage. The bricks were used for the construction of the complex and were produced directly on the furnace that was located in the vicinity of the farm.