Our story begins in the early 1900s, a story rooted in authenticity, in the traditions of our farmers. And it’s a story that fills us with emotion to this day.
It all started with Grandfather Giovanni, who, along with his family and brothers, worked the land around our property as a sharecropper.
Yes, because where we live, here in the hills of San Pietro, the land has always been a part of us.
And it’s a legacy that we hold dear with so much emotion and pride!
Lords, princes, and counts had their own estates, with vast lands that required many people to work on them.
In exchange for half of the harvest, many individuals toiled on these lands, with the other half belonging to the “master.” The sheer scale of it all is truly awe-inspiring!
The property you see today, even before it became what it is today, was a magnificent farmhouse surrounded by fields of wheat and olive groves.
It’s truly remarkable how this land has transformed over time!
It was one of the farmhouses with the largest granary and the olive oil mill powered by animal traction, which was unthinkable at that time for a rural house. It’s amazing how advanced and ahead of its time this farmhouse was!
The olive milling was strictly done cold and by hand.
Today, where our bistro is located, about seventy years ago there was the tank for the waste from olive processing.
But the story of tradition doesn’t end, on the contrary, it evolves!
In the ’90s, when the grandchildren took over and with the desire to no longer keep their gardening knowledge to themselves, an agrozoomarket shop & service was born to serve the local agriculture.
In just a few years, it became a go-to for all farmers!
Gardeners and nature lovers from the Sorrento Peninsula refer to it as a point of reference in the sector.
After a profound study of the territory and the new family needs, in October 2021, Montano 2.0 was born – a project tied to the professional abilities of the family’s young members who want to bring their love for gardening and nature even further!
To bring back the love for nature and agriculture, just like our grandparents had, into the modern world – and not just through a livestock store, but through something greater: an eco-bistro, bar and shop where you can find our own locally produced products, even trademarked ones, as well as Campanian and Italian excellences!
Our soul is inseparably linked to nature, to the sustainability of the small agricultural realities around us, and to the enhancement of the products of our land.
We love the seasonality that nature creates for us and, like in the old times, we bring it to the table relying on the recipes of our beloved Nonna Maria. It’s truly admirable!
Everything we have thought of and then brought to life has one central focus: our customers, to whom we promise peace, joy, and a smile as truly genuine ingredients that they can always find with us.
Why did we decide to turn Montano into a Traditional Food Shop? Because we want to be ambassadors of genuineness, tradition, and culture of our cuisine. In fact, the manager who has been in charge of the food shop for 25 years is responsible for researching excellent products from the local area.The Montano Food Shop is the best choice to bring a pinch of our land with you.