The property of Paternostro is a large farm spread over 31 hectares of land, north-east of the central Italian town of Vetralla. It produces DOP Tuscia extra virgin olive oil from its 250 olive trees and makes hay for the horses that the Mariotti family breed using eight thoroughbreds. There is a 1,800m riding track within the estate, including a 10 metre wide grass track flanked by a dirt road that is mostly used by joggers. There are also a number of horse-jumping obstacles and a paddock.

The property is easily identifiable from a distance by the tips of the pine trees that majestically flank its drive. It is 5km from the medieval church of San Francesco, at the northern entrance of Vetralla. The town lies in the area known today as Tuscia (province of Viterbo) between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Valle del Tevere, which used to constitute southern Etruria.