A unique land for unique Olive trees
Masseria del Fano is in place between the beautiful countryside and the sea. Its name comes from the Latin Fanum Fano, which means “place of the gods”. Due to the wealth of the surrounding area and to the same source that there is born, the site was inhabited in remote times by prehistoric Minoans and later by some exiles, escaped with their ships to the terrible explosion of the Santorini volcano dating from around 1,600 BC In the same period it was built an imposing walled town Cyclopean.
In 727 A.D. later they found refuge in these places some monks who, to escape the massacres ordered by Emperor Byzantine Leo III the Isaurian, left the eastern provinces of the Empire. In particular Fani dug caves, still exist, and the frescoed and dedicated themselves to the cultivation of olives and grapes. Still intends the collection and processing of oil with the same care and the same respect of the past.
If you step back you can find out how in the Middle and Lower Jurassic period in the geology, who later became the Apulia, there were islands and underwater reefs by sea ocean the Tethys and epi-continental seas that Pangaea was forming. In the Cretaceous period much of Apulia was above the sea level, as the region was presented as an archipelago. Paleocene a series of sub-volcanic intrusion created the Punta of black stones, near Marina di Lesina, the only igneous rocks outcropping in Puglia. From 12 to 2 million years ago the Apennines took its final shape: in the creation of this mountain range Puglia though he was not directly involved, it suffered only the secondary effects. Ten thousand years ago it complete the Tableland with the lakes of Lesina and Varano. Apulia, a land born from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea and for this mineral-rich, now offers to all its products at excellent quality. This excellence is fully demonstrated by the oil produced from our olive trees, a product unique in the world and for this award-winning.
The strength and beauty of a land is reflected more in its origins