The Greco family, owners of the estate, is one of the most renowned and ancient families in the city of Rossano. Historical sources trace their origins back to the 13th century, attributing their ancestry to Poland. Their coat of arms consists of a golden Greek Y and a key on a blue field, surmounted by a red band with three silver stars.
Literati and jurists, the Grecos covered also public positions. Led by pure ideals, they were trusted soldiers as well as revolutionaries, who fought against despotic regimes and conquering armies.
Ascribed among the honorable noble families of Rossano, The Greco family first acquired the Lordships of the feuds of Arnaro and S. Lorenzo. And in the XVIII century they also acquired Tenuta Ciminata, which is still considered the family farm.
Ciminata (on the top) refers to the privileged position of the original building. Formerly a tower on the top of the hill dominating the Ionian Sea.
The building was later refurbished and today consists of the 3 different blocks. A master block and other adjoined blocks previously used as houses for the farmers.