Olive growing in Tuscany is a unique world: the land, native varieties and cultivation techniques lead to a product that’s well worth discovering.
Olive trees are found all over the region, from the coast to the hills, in a range of settings boasting different microclimates and environments that over time have influenced the behaviour of olive growers.
These factors, combined with the incredible biodiversity (more than 80 classified native olive varieties) contribute to the production of typical oils whose origins are recognizable but characterized by certain differences.
Since 1998 Tuscany’s oil production has been safeguarded by a Protected Geographical Indication, Toscano IGP, whose guidelines establish that the entire production process (olive growing, pressing and bottling) must take place within the administrative territory of the Region of Tuscany. The varieties used are all indigenous, including frantoio, leccino, moraiolo, maurino, leccio del corno, pendolino and correggiolo.