To better understand San Giuliano di Puglia’s territory, we must consider its close relationship with the Celano-Foggia livestock trail, which has determined, apart from a highly-fertile soil, a continuous human presence in the area, testified by archaeological finds dating back to the Neolithic.
Recent archaeological excavations have brought to light a rural villa, dating back to the second century; this villa features an oil extraction environment, proving the importance that olive-growing has played over the centuries in this area.
This territory was particularly important during Medieval times; many Knights Hospitaller, Teutonic Knights and Knights Templar have travelled along the livestock trail to reach the many harbours which took them in the Holy Land.
On their return, the Knights brought along many relics, which the Emperor Fredric II hid in several churches. This area, as many others in Molise, has retained Romanesque art relics, castles and abbeys, where one can easily get carried away to ancient times, among the metal clinking of swords and Gregorian chants coming from the abbeys.
It is no coincidence that our company aims also at promoting, through our products, the fascinating history of a little-known territory, a history characterized by the presence of Knights, Saints, Popes and Emperor Fredric II…
A small territory with a great past.