The name "Il Pignocco" (a big Pine) derives from an ancient and gigantic pine that was situated nearby the farmhouse. The memory of the people tells that the tree was so stately that it was immediately identified by sailors, who used it as a point of reference. Once fallen, the circumference of the trunk overcame the height of a man. And for the unbelievers, photos of the prodigious tree are visible in the reception of the agritourism entitled to the "pignocco".
The property belonged to one of the most illustrious characters in Pesaro: the researcher, erudite and literary man Annibale degli Abbati Olivieri Giordani (1708 -1789). Such property is situated on top of the hill of St. Pietro in Calibano, in the heart of the Lucus Pisaurensis, a fascinating and ancient Roman sanctuary. The city of Pisaurum, Roman colony founded in 184 B.C., had here its sacred wood where solemn offers and ceremonies were done on the occasion of omens and in concomitance with the city of Rome.