When our grandmother was a child, Torre Grande, currently our home and farm, was also a sheepfold. Torre Grande means literally “big tower” in Italian but it also means big sheepfold.
She used to come here with her parents and remembered this place as “Petrulle”. Why Petrulle? Petrulle means many small pebbles. Since this fold of sheep kept moving the soil, these small pebbles came out to its surface, and hence the name “Le Petrulle”.