Specialized in the breeding of dairy cattle and the production of wine, she abandoned these agricultural practices in the 90s.
In 2009 he began the cultivation of hazelnuts and approached organic farming.
Located at the gates of the historic village of Nepi, a place rich in history, fortified since ancient times and which has traces of Etruscan, medieval and Renaissance walls.
Exploited by the Romans since 300 AD for commercial advantages, thanks to its strategic position. Always at the center of continuous struggles between aristocratic families, under the Borgia in 1499 the mighty fortress was built, built on a design by Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, with high walls still visible around the city.
The estate that belonged to the ancient Orsini family between 1396 and 1435, from which it takes its name, is the only testimony of the dominion that the family had in the territory of Nepi.
The extension of the company, bordering the ancient village of Nepi, was much greater than the current one. In the land where it was previously cultivated, today the new part of the city has arisen.
During the Second World War, the estate was used as a control outpost by the Germans who, following the landing of American troops, set fire to the farmhouse.
Subsequently, it underwent a strong restoration and in 1955 the company was sold by the Marquis Gerini to the Drago/Buonfiglio family, who are still the owners today. In those years, work was carried out to expand the farmhouse with the construction of a church as an ex voto in Santa Carmela, the name of the owner’s wife, Nicola Drago, who survived a serious illness.
In 1985 it was chosen as a film set for the film “Il Camorrista”, released in theaters the following year, which sanctioned the directorial debut of the Oscar winner Giuseppe Tornatore.
Specialized in the breeding of dairy cattle and the production of wine, she abandoned these agricultural practices in the 90s. In 2009 he began the cultivation of hazelnuts and approached organic farming.
To date, the Estate organizes evenings with rock concerts whose profit is donated to charity to Avita Onlus and hosts motorcycle / enduro courses for Honda Italia, thanks to the presence of a dedicated circuit.
In addition, the presence of the church inside the estate offers the possibility of carrying out weddings, baptisms and other events.