Olive oilOlive groves are an important source of income for this area. The features of the soil contribute to make superior quality olive oil with less than 1% acid content ("extravergine"). The unique properties of the extra virgin olive oil produced in this region are the result of a combination of terrain, expertise and hard work: the olives are harvested by hand at the right time of maturation and then they are cold pressed using traditional methods.
The cultivation of olive groves focuses more on quality rather than on quantity. Output is closely linked to the climate and it may be seriously affected by winter frost, as it was the case of the years 1956 and 1985, when the olive trees suffered heavy damage and many groves were completely destroyed.