The olive grove from Assisi to Spoleto is the first FAO's Italian site.
The olive grove from Assisi to Spoleto is officially the first FAO's Italian site. It is a five stars land: more than 9000 hectares with a million two thousand olive trees grown in Assisi, Spello, Trevi, Foligno, Campello sul Clitunno and Spoleto. For the first time an Italian site is FAO's heritage.
Behind the award there are tradition, labour, sacrifice and land knowledge. The main characteristics of the land are given by the Moraiolo, the main Umbrian cultivar, from which we obtain the medium to intense fruity olive oil with artichoke and fresh-mown grass flavours. This olive oil has a long shelf life.
This land is rich in biodiversity and thanks to it the olive grove from Assisi to Spoleto has began the first FAO's Italian site. After the award the producers want to preserv growth areas, as terracings and drywalls and all the ancient traditions.
The olive growing is part of our tradition and it is fundamental not only for economy, but also for turism. In fact turists are interested in Umbrian local products because of their quality. So this award will be an excellent opportunity to promote our land.
4th July 2018