The Rodaro family is a fascinating story: the origins of the family date back to 1500, when Beniamin El Ruedar, the wheel builder, was the first to pass on the surname which, over the years, became “Rodaro”. Rodaro Bertolo was the progenitor of the family established in the territory of Cividale del Friuli. At the end of the 1700s the Rodaro family boasted a privileged position, as it was disconnected from the reality of “sharecropping”. The sharecropping was an agrarian contract between the noble landowner and the landless and homeless peasant, called "sharecropper". The sharecropper worked the landowner's lands and was obliged to give him at least half of the harvest in exchange for room and board. At the time, the Rodaro family represented a proud example of the first model of a small family business in the territory of Cividale del Friuli.