Italian Extra-virgin Olive Oil, a National Presidium

Italian olive growing–the immense heritage of olive trees, farmers and olive-pressers that populate the peninsula right down to the southernmost islands–is experiencing a moment of extreme difficulty. The crisis is linked to the process of industrialization of olive cultivation, with the creation of new mechanized plants and increasingly technological processes, which have made oils of quality no longer competitive.
The age of olive trees–hundreds or even thousands of years old, spread across the peninsula–further contribute to making the production of Italian extra-virgin olive oil even more demanding and costly. Thus, the market, orientated towards the lowest price, increasingly rewards low quality oils.
For this reason Slow Food has created a national Presidium that promotes the environmental, landscape, health and economic value of Italian extra-virgin olive oil. It is a national project because producers of extra-virgin all over Italy, in different areas of production, face the same critical situation.

 

The Presidium

The olive growers who join the national Presidium for Italian extra-virgin olive oil must have olive groves with cultivars that are indigenous to the area and managed without the use of synthetic fertilizers or herbicides. In the case of treatment, only products with low environmental impact and that guarantee no residual in the final product are allowed.
In the case of slopes or difficult terrain, the work in the fields must follow good agronomic practices to avoid erosion and landslides. Furthermore, seeing as pruning and harvesting the olives from centuries-old plants is more burdensome compared to younger plants, to avoid the abandonment of the oldest olive plants, joining the Presidium requires that at least 80% of the plants are at least 100 years old. Finally, producers must use a narrative label to sufficiently recount and promote their stories, territory and work.

Production area
Areas of Italy traditionally used for olive growing

Info and Contacts
Liguria
Pietro Garibbo
tel. (+39)377 1601301
pietrogaribbo@virgilio.it

Tuscany
Sonia Donati
tel. (+39)347 1915509
sonia.donati110@libero.it

Emilia Romagna
Mauro Agolini
tel. (+39)347 4524084
slowfoodgodo@gmail.com

Friuli Venezia Giulia
Marisa Cepach
marisa.cepach@yahoo.it
tel. (+39)040 3775825

Abruzzo and Molise
Bruno Scaglione
tel. (+39)337 912814
brunoscaglione51@gmail.com

Umbria
Mario Tiberi
tel. (+39)360 893711
mtiberi@cmtrasimeno.it

Lazio
Tommaso Iacoacci
tel. (+39)392 2766503
tommaso.iacoacci@gmail.com

Campania e Basilicata
Angelo Lo Conte
tel. (+39)345 3777768
misterloconte@libero.it

Puglia
Marcello Longo
tel. (+39)347 4703926
slowfood236@gmail.com

Calabria
Pier Macrì
tel. (+39)335 8384713
piermacri@gmail.com

Sicily
Francesco Sottile
tel. (+39)328 9866195
franci.sottile@gmail.com

Sardinia
Pierpaolo Arca
tel. (+39)392 5485720
pier.arca@tiscali.it


 

Producers

Campania
Francesco Girardi
Sant’Angelo di Alife (Ce)
Via Agricola, 21
Tel. (+39)0823 914140 – (+39)329 1623899
aziendagirardi@libero.it
www.olioterrafelix.it
Oil: Nostras extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Tonda del matese
Oil Mill: Maria Luisa Rao in Sant’Angelo D’Alife

Maria Ianniciello
Grottaminarda (Av)
Contrada Barricella, 65
tel. (+39)0825 446003 – 338 8915967
mariaianniciello@virgilio.it
www.mariaianniciello.com
Oil: Ufens extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Ravece, Ogliarola, Marinese, Ruveja, Olivella
Oil Mill: Carmine Ciccone in Villanova del Battista

Pietra Bianca
Casalvelino Marina (Sa)
località Portararo, 32
tel. (+39)0974 907384 – (+39)347 6408047 – (+39)347 2301547
monzo.germano@tiscali.it
www.oliopietrabianca.it
Oil: Magnete Cilento extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Salella
Oil Mill: own

Rocca Normanna
di Francesco Maria Acampora
Fontanarosa (Av)
via Municipio, 1 A
tel. (+39)0825 1885431
info@ilcortiglio.it
www.ilcortiglio.it
 Oil: Ecla extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Marinese
Oil Mill: Angelo Barbieri in Paternopoli

Oil Mill Romano
di Alberto Romano
Ponte (Bn)
via Staglio
tel. (+39)0824 874332 – (+39)339 5742717
info@oil Millromano.it
www.oil Millromano.it
Oil: Gold extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Ortice, Raccioppella, Ortolana, Leccio del corno
Oil Mill: own

Puglia
De Carlo
Bitritto (Ba)
via XXIV Maggio, 54 B
tel. (+39)080 630767
info@oliodecarlo.com
www.oliodecarlo.com
Oil: Felice Garibaldi extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Ogliarola barese
Oil Mill: own

Masseria Giummetta
di Giovanni Sabatelli
Fasano (Br)
Frazione Montalbano
Contrada Ottava, 16
tel. (+39)347 0594894 – (+39)360 425141
masseriagiummetta@tiscali.it
www.masseriagiummetta.com
Oil: Da Ulivi Secolari extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Ogliarola Salentina
Oil Mill: Pietro D’Amico in Casalini di Cisternino

Maria Rosa Merico
Miggiano (Le)
Strada Provinciale 181 Miggiano – Specchia
tel. (+39)340 3450318 – (+39)320 5554636
info@oliomericosalento.com
www.oliomericosalento.com
Oil: Piana degli Uliv extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Ogliarola salentina, Cellina di Nardò
Oil Mill: own

Basilicata
La Majatica
di Angelo Valluzzi
San Mauro Forte (Mt)
via De Gasperi, 107
tel. (+39)339 6174083 – (+39)0835 674113
info@lamajatica.it
www.lamajatica.it
Oil: La Majatica extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Majatica
Oil Mill: own

Vincenzo Marvulli
di Giovanni Marvulli
Matera
via Dante, 9
tel. (+39)0835 332568 – (+39)338 6079006
giovanni.marvulli@yahoo.it
Oil: Cenzino extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Ogliarola del Bradano
Oil Mill: Le Tre Colonne in Giovinazzo

Lazio
Mandrarita
di Marisa Ruggieri
Itri (Lt)
contrada Mandra di Itri, 16
tel. (+39)0771 729186 – (+39)329 4276035
info@mandrarita.it
www.mandrarita.it
Oil: Le Ciaie extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Itrana
Oil Mill: Marco Guglietta in Fondi

Augusto Spagnoli
Nerola (Rm)
località Chiusa Grande in Sabina
via Provinciale, 65
tel. (+39)0774 644047 – (+39)331 8183562
augustospagnoli@libero.it
Oil: I Secolari extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Fiecciara and Raja
Oil Mill: own
Slow Food Presidium I Secolari extra-virgin olive oil is for sale during emergency fundraising initiatives.

Liguria
La Baita & Galleano
Borghetto d’Arroscia (Im)
frazione Gazzo
tel. (+39)0183 31083 – (+39)347 3635797
info@labaitagazzo.com
www.labaitagazzo.com
Oil: Ludo extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Taggiasca
Oil Mill: Baglietto and Secco in Villanova d’Albenga

Patrizio Gamba
Apricale (Im)
Località Foa
tel. (+39)0184 208351 – (+39)339 1262157
gambapatrizio@libero.it
www.terredelmistero.it
Oil: Terre del Mistero extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Taggiasca
Oil Mill: Paolo Cassini in Isolabona

Emilia Romagna
Tenuta Pennita
di Gianluca Tumidei
Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole (Fc)
via Pianello, 34
tel. (+39)348 2333510
info@lapennita.it
www.lapennita.it
Oil: Monte Poggiolo Selezione Alina extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Nostrana di Brisighella
Oil Mill: own

Sardinia
Masoni Becciu
di Valentina Deidda
Villacidro (Vs)
via Mazzini, 30
tel. (+39)070 9329470 – (+39)340 2488614
masonibecciu@virgilio.it
www.masonibecciu.it
Oil: Ispiritu Sardu extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Nera di Villacidro
Oil Mill: Fratelli Serra in Villacidro

Sebastiano Fadda
Oliena (Nu)
via Manzoni, 3
tel. (+39)392 3807342 – (+39)349 3087821
sebastiano.fadda@libero.it
Olio: Lunavera extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Bosana
Oil Mill: Luca Manca in Nuoro

Sicily
Antonino Centonze
Castelvetrano (Tp)
Strada Statale 115 dir. Selinunte km 0+500, 103
tel. (+39)330 664802 – (+39)0924 907727
nino.centonze@oliocentonze.com
www.oliocentonze.com
Oil: Case di Latomie extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Nocellara del Belice
Oil Mill: Fratelli Bascio in Campobello di Mazzara

Baglio Calanchi
di Giancarlo Gambino
Modica (Rg)
frazione Frigintini
contrada Calanchi
tel. (+39)0932 774041 – (+39)338 947 1260
cavaparadiso@libero.it
Oil: Baglio Calanchi extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Verdese
Oil Mill: Agroil in Rosolini

Agroil di Carmela Giardina
Rosolini (Sr)
Contrada Cozzo Rosa
tel. (+39)0931 501658 – (+39)347 6972969
agroilsrl@gmail.com
Oil: Antheo sottozona Frigintini extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Moresca, Verdese
Oil Mill: own

La Tonda
Buccheri (Sr)
via Piave, 41
tel. (+39)346 3620069 – (+39)335 5967704
info@tuttotonda.it
www.tuttotonda.it
Olio: TuttoTonda extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Tonda iblea
Oil Mill: team 4×4

Tenuta Scollo
di Mariano Scollo
Modica (Rg)
Contrada Gisira – Zesira
tel. (+39)333 7674656
modiceo@tenutascollo.it
www.modiceo.it
Olio: Modiceo extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Moresca
Oil Mill: Rizza in Frigintini

Amalia Tranchina
Sortino (Sr)
Contrada Giambra
tel. (+39)347 9308363
gcutello@gmail.com
Oil: Biancolilla extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Biancolilla
Oil Mill: Agroil in Rosolini

Zichichi
di Leonardo Zichichi
Erice (Tp)
Frazione Fulgatore
via Pozzo Rocca, 1
tel. (+39)0923 811619 – (+39)335 7942335
info@agriturismodoncarlo.it
www.agriturismodoncarlo.it
Oil: Zichichi extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Biancolilla, Nocellara del Belice, Cerasuola
Oil Mill: Ruggeri in Erice

Tuscany
L’Antellino
di Francesco Biagiotti
Bagno a Ripoli (Fi)
via Della Torre, 1
tel. (+39)055 620940 – 335 8061662
info@compagniadeglioliandoli.it
www.compagniadeglioliandoli.it
Oil: Optimun extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Leccino, Moraiolo
Oil Mill: own

Monna Giovannella
Bagno a Ripoli (Fi)
frazione Antella
via di Petriolo, 7
tel. (+39)0552 478441 – (+39)329 8198629
www.monnagiovannella.it
info@monnagiovannella.it
Oil: Monna Giovannella extra-virgin olive oil
Local Varieties: Moraiolo, Leccino
Oil Mill: Francesco Biagiotti in Bagno a Ripoli

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