An all-round estate

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The Barba
 estate covers 684 hectares, of which about 130 are divided among vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and timber plants. The 68 hectares of vineyards also feature another major production, theolive grove: located in the village of Fontanelle di Atri and Faieteover a surface of 19 hectares, it is home to 5,000 plants of different ages and varieties (Leccino, Frantoio, Maurino and Tortiglione). The total average annual production is 1,000 tons of olives that produce 12,000 bottles of extra virgin olive oil, marketed through traditional channels. But the agribusiness offer of Barba does not end there: the company also owns an ochard,
 with 23 hectares of specialized facilities for the production of peaches, nectarines, plums and cherries. In the spring, the explosion of colours of the flowers in bloom is a breathtaking sight; in summer, the fruits ripen and are harvested to be sold in major European markets. The remaining 500 acres are used for zootechnical and industrial productions.

The breeding farm

The Barba company’s breeding farm , situated in the village of Fontanelle di Atri, is aimed at obtaining high-quality fresh milk. It consists of two zootechnical centres with a milking parlour, paddocks, barns and shelters for animals and it has about 600 livestock units (dairy cows of Friesian Dutch breed).
Currently lactating cows are about 300 and the annual production corresponds to the allocated share of 3,000,000 kilos, equivalent to an average of 9,000 kg per day. It is a closed-loop structure, completely self-sufficient: in fact about 500 hectares of irrigated land are committed to the cultivation of green and dry fodder, producing all the foods intended for breeding through its storage and processing facility of cereals to obtain concentrated flours, intended for the energy integration of food.
The farm also provides the organic material necessary for fertilizing the whole farm area periodically.
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The Agrimare holiday farm

The holiday farm Agrimare Barba, was founded from the need to promote the territory and rural realities in the company, located in the area of Scerne di Pineto. It consists of six independent studios with kitchenettes and services, created from the renovation of the old farm buildings situated among vineyards and olive groves, away from the city noises: a prime location with great views, from which you can see both the coloUrs of the Adriatic sea and the summit of the “Gran Sasso d’Italia” mountain. The beach, pebbly and wild, is located a few hundred metres from the accommodation and is easily accessible by car or bicycle. Those who love sandy beaches and their facilities may instead reach the nearby cities of Pineto and Roseto, where they can find wide sandy beaches with all the comforts at only 5 kilometers from the farm house.
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