Olive oil is a typical Mediterranean food and a quality product. The olive tree - from the Mountains of Daunia to Gargano, from the land of Bari to Salento - is the symbol which best represents the image of agricultural production in Puglia.
Most of the Italian olive oil is a product of our wonderful South: in fact around 85% of the olive oil produced comes from the southern regions and islands. The olive oil produced in Puglia accounts for approximately a third of the Italian production, benefitting from the territory's morphology and its climate.
The oil yield plays an important role in the economy of southern Italy and especially Puglia. This is why it is right to consider the oil as the real gold of Puglia.
Olive trees, cultivated on steep terrain, make an important contribution to protecting the soil of the vast hilly areas.
Each area of our country is characterised by indigenous and traditional varieties that provide different types of oil. Among the main varieties of olive oil, technically called "cultivars", "Coratina" and "Leccina" attract the most attention.