The olive trees which grace Il Palagio’s landscape date back for many hundreds of years and have been sensitively restored to full productivity. This is largely thanks to the care and dedication of Estate Manager Paolo Rossi, who insists that the orchards are not irrigated, a system which is labour-intensive but which greatly improves quality.
Paolo sites his trees right at the limit of the optimal growing area at 360 feet above sea level. This is the best situation to escape the natural pest of the olive fly. Finally, the fruits are collected by hand, as they have been for centuries, ensuring only the very finest are selected. The oil is then cold pressed, and the resulting Extra Virgin first pressed oil is as pure and delicious as you can imagine.