The freshness of female entrepreneurship, together with the choice of a type of farming which is respectful of the rhythms of nature, make the Poggiolino farm an example of brilliant innovative business. The owner is a young woman. The activity she has set up both covers a growing market share with a great potential, and reinforces the ancient strong bonds with nature in mutual exchange and sharing. Our business is family-run and operates in a context of trust and reliability. We run our activity seriously, with passion and care: we keep our technical training constantly updated, so that, together with the love for our job, we are able to offer a top quality product concerning both organoleptic features and sanitary parameters. We continuously cooperate with the International Institute of Snail Farming Cherasco (CN) in order to spread the knowledge of advanced professional techniques, respectful of the well being of the animals. It is thanks to our passion that we have been able to get the attention of such a prestigious firm as S’agapaώ, which produces slime-based cosmetics for the well being and beauty of the body. We decided to set up our farm in Casentino, a land of great environmental and historical value. The Casentino Valley was first inhabited by the Etruscans, then ruled by the Guidi Counts whose castles can still be admired; magnificent Romanesque parish churches are scattered all around; it is famous for the Camaldoli Hermitage with its pharmacy of medicinal herbs, and it hosted the poet Dante Alighieri in the Middle Ages. In addition, it is crossed by the Arno river and covered with the Casentino Forests, an inestimable environmental heritage whose large protected areas host a variety of wildlife and vegetation. It is right here, in this naturalistic paradise, that we work to give a concrete answer to the principles of ecology in its original full meaning ( from ancient Greek oikos-logos, “study of the environment/home”).