The farm

The farm “La Centuria” takes its name from the portion of territory in which the public land was divided in Roman times, both in case of reclamation and foundiation of new colonies and allocation of land to the veterans of the many civil wars.

Since Roman times, the territory of Aquileia had to undergo human intervention to limit the flooding of sea, rain and resurgence water by building embankments and canals, in defence of civil works and reclamation of marshy areas. Only in the last century, however, thanks to the intervention of the “Consorzio di bonifica” with its system of locks and water pumps, it was possible to completely restore the territory, also eradicating malaria, the spread of which was favored by the proliferation of mosquito anopheles in the humid environment.
Our farm produces soft wheat, sugar beets, corn for food use, soybeans and sunflowers in rotation.

By adhering to the measure of the Rural Development Plan for integrated agriculture, we are obliged to follow a specification that regulates the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, limiting both the type of products and the quantity that can be distributed. To compensate for the lower production we receive a contribution.
Fruit was also produced in the past, in particular pears and apples, but since this activity has become unprofitable, the orchard has been almost entirely cleared. There are only a few Golden delicious apple plants left on the west side of the garden, William’s pear trees along the avenue leading to the holiday house, which is followed by home plum trees near the house. Although the plums are very old, they still bear excellent fruit. In the garden surrounding the holiday home there are also two persimmon plants, some cherry trees, a couple of kiwi plants, a pomegranate tree, a jujube tree, a shrub of azerole as well as some hazelnut bushes.
Part of the harvest on the tree-lined avenue is used every year to make good pear and plum jams.

As a secondary activity, electricity is also produced by means of a photovoltaic system located on the groundwater facing south of the shed and another located on the groundwater, also south, of the building in the center of the company.
The farm is part of a hunting reserve, so it is easy to come across hares, pheasants and sometimes partridges. There are also roe deer and gray partridges.
It is not uncommon to see the grey heron, the egret, the jays, the red woodpecker and the green woodpecker and other birds such as tits or robins and sometimes even the hoopoe or kingfisher.