Tonic liqueur, invigorating and especially recommended after lunch because the exquisite taste and delicious aroma combines proven digestive virtues.
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Founded at the beginning of the 14th century by the Sienese nobleman Giovanni Tolomei, the great monastic complex of Monte Oliveto Maggiore extends along the crest of a hill in the heart of the "Crete Senesi"; it is defined a "city in the form of a monastery" due to the size of the buildings that make it up. During these centuries the work of the monks and workers changed the surrounding area, originally uninhabited and wild. Today a beautiful countryside surrounds the monastery where cultivated fields, vineyards, olive trees and woods alternate with a "lunar" landscape marked by gullies and natural precipices. The origin of the Monte Oliveto Maggiore farm can be traced back to the founder San Bernardo Tolomei because he himself made available on 26 March 1319, as a dowry for the foundation of the new monastery, the lands he owned in the Accona area together with those of his companions, Patrizio Patrizi and Melanino. In the following decades, thanks to the donations and gifts of the new entrants, a sufficient patrimony was created for the life, development and diffusion of the young institution. Over the centuries there have been other donations and acquisitions up to the number of 27 farms all owned by sharecropping families in 1850. Due to the law L. n. 3036 of 7 July 1866, and of Law no. 3848 of 15 August 1867 which sanctioned the suppression of religious orders, all the assets of the abbey were confiscated. In the following years they were put up for auction and only in part they were bought back by the monks through a company they set up. The size and type of the land and buildings of the farm that have been preserved to date have thus been defined: 850 hectares of land, half of which are woods, pastures and uncultivated land (gullies) and the other half are arable land , olive groves, vineyards and buildings.