The cowboy show
We propose events to keep alive the history of this magnificent land: MAREMMA.
Centuries of abandonment created the “swamp”. Thousands of cattle controlled by BUTTERI roamed in the swampy marshes, men on horseback who shared their harsh lives with the cattle. All this until the agrarian reform of the 1950’s, abolishing the latifundium, decreeing the end of wild breeding and then the Buttero.
Rare are farms today that guard the tradition…
On the farm, where we still breed cows and Maremma horses in freedom, a show with the Butteri has been taking place for many years, aiming to reproduce, at the level of tradition, the work of the Buttero. A classic figure of the Maremma of the past.
The Buttero was the one who followed and took care of the free roaming “brado” cattle. From dawn to dusk, in the saddle of his horse, his faithful friend and life partner.
The “Butteri del Marruchetone” will show you some of the most important phases of this ancient profession.
Arrival at the farm, at the organic agriturismo CORTE DEGLI ULIVI.
Welcome and brief presentation of the farm and the farm activities, with an introduction to the history and traditions of the rural Maremma.
Transfer to the paddock to meet our Butteri.
Presentation and knowledge of some tools (saddle, crook, etc.).
Grouping and descent from the hill of the herd of Maremma cows.
Herding of a bull and some calves.
Capture of a calf with the “lacciaia”.
Traditional games on horseback (game of the rose, relay, carousel between teams of Butteri).
Presentation of the participating Butteri and their horses.
A speaker will comment on the various stages of the show.
Duration of the show about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Then there will be at your disposal a small farm sales point where you will be able to find out about and buy our products.
Return to the farmhouse for lunch or dinner.
Bruschetta with extra virgin organic olive oil from the farm.
Pasta of the Buttera.
Typical Maremmana barbecue (sausage – spare ribs – rigatino)
Mineral water – Maremma Toscana DOC wine from our winery, “THE MUSTIAIO” – coffee.
The products used are preferably those from the farm, such as the Maremma Toscana DOC wine and the organic extra virgin olive oil.
Table service on trays.
Specific requests (intolerances – allergies, etc) should kindly be communicated in advance to enable us to be in a position to meet every need.
Custom menus on request.
Activities for groups by reservation.