loc. Pietranera - Badolato (CZ)
“Tenuta Pietra Nera dei Baroni Gallelli” villa is in Badolato, it is the ideal place for the most important and raffinated events for its big gardens and nice and elegant structures. It is in the middle of “Pietra Nera” estate , an historical agricultural company of 480 ectares, it is made up of two big and graceful gardens. It is characterized by chestnut tree, firs, cherry tree, weeping willows, secular olive groves and pines, and there is also a rich and wild fauna with foxes, pheasants, hares and different birds of prey. Inside it there are the Gothic Castle, the graceful stone house and the pool.
Don Luca, the first baron Gallelli of Badolato, gave it this name when during a boar hunting in 1660, he arrived by chance to this level and panoramic area with a mild and breezy climate, at three km from the sea, characterized by a big dark stone and in fact he named the place “Pietra Nera” (dark stone).