Cinta Senese is a valuable breed of swine, whose name comes from the typical white band crossing the black shiny mantle of each animal. The strong and quick limbs, a sharp sense of smell, the capability to be grazing, are the characteristics that allow this species to grow wild. Its presence is documented by a great deal of texts as well paintings and frescoes of Sienese School. We can admire, among many examples, a specimen of "Cinta Senese" depicted by Lorenzetti in his "Effetti di Buongoverno" inside the Town Palace of Siena.
Podere Bioamiata is the widest biological breeding of "Cinta Senese" in Italy and it extends on 240 ht. of woods and pastures between Val d'Orcia and Monte Amiata, above 700mt. of altitude. Our main care embrace the revaluation and the protection of this specie, even with the continuos scientific advistance of City Universities like Firenze and Perugia. However, our main support for the whole productive cycle is nature, the only "added ingredient" fit to exalt the taste of our products.