The Bartoccioni agricultural company was born many years ago from the activity of Igino and continued for two generations until today with Sandro and Gian Palma with his sons to be called Bartoccioni Gian Palma Farm.
We went to visit this company that raises cattle and pigs in a semi-wild state. Their pastures are divided between meadows and over 1000 olive trees planted in the hills of Colleluce a few kilometers from San Severino Marche in the province of Macerata.
This family has been considered by all to be one of the best farms in the area for years, and over time it has perfected its production chain. Today it produces and markets:
- Cured meats from their own farms
- Production of extra virgin olive oil
- Production of legumes (lentils, chickpeas and cicerchia)
Since July 2020 they have also opened a store and gastronomy in the center of San Severino Marche. Here you will find the typical dishes of the Marche tradition, and beyond, which combine zero-kilometer productions, sale of legumes, vegetables, oil, meats and cheeses.
If, as we did, you go to the gastronomy, you will find Mrs Gian Palma and her son Lorenzo to welcome you and show you the showcase of local delicacies cooked directly by them and you will be spoiled for choice, certainly dictated by Lorenzo’s advice.
On the farm, instead, your husband will be waiting for you, who will welcome you with the typical Marchigiana cordiality and show you where to park your camper.
What you can do on the farm and in the surrounding area
- In the company you have the possibility of a guided tour of the barn and livestock; during the olive harvest you can live the direct experience by participating in paid activities.
- In the surroundings you have the opportunity to take a walk of about 700 meters and arrive at the picturesque hamlet of Colleluce so called for its position on the top of a hill. The Colleluce Castle preserves the remains of the 13th century walls and is visible from the outside. The church of San Giovanni instead houses a series of votive frescoes of the sixteenth century, a canvas by Pomarancio depicting the baptism of Jesus and a valuable crucifix painted on a canvas of the thirteenth century from the underlying Benedictine abbey of S. Mariano.
- If you are a bicycle lover, here you can have fun on roads that go up and down the slopes of the Macerata hills.
Camper stop at Bartoccioni Gian Palma Farm
The company does not offer connection or loading / unloading services, but only parking for the night in front of the tool shed, which offers a view of Colleluce and the surrounding hills.
It is possible to use the unloading services in the San Severino Marche parking area which is about 7 km away.