Olive oil

The Association also handles Fontevecchia recovery of the area's historic olive groves. It is a sixth traditional systems rhomboid 6x6 or rows that are between them six meters as well as plants. 

It is an ancient plant method that allowed tilling the soil and their cultivation to forage, grain, corn and legumes ensuring the right amount of sunlight and rainwater light. 

The olive groves have been abandoned over the last thirty years and if the association had not intervened plants, which They have about 400 years one o'clock, He would be irretrievably lost. 

It has been implemented with a first intervention of pruning and thinning spalcatura of the crown in order to reduce the height, the elimination of suckers, which had developed from the trunk and, where necessary, the slupatura. 

The soil has been plowed in depth, to aerate, taking care not to damage the roots of the olive trees; with further processing the ground has been prepared for the sowing of on, which is chopped and left in place as a natural fertilizer, to facilitate the recovery of plants. 

After about ten years, olive groves have taken strength and vigor and they have already been carried out five harvests of excellent extra virgin olive oil that, every year, is done to taste the presence of the world's most important panel of Ages.

For info: info@fontevecchia.org

About Us

The committee for the establishment of the Fontevecchia Association was formed in 2010 and is an active part of civil society with interventions relating to the environment, mobility, knowledge and integration. The purpose of the association, in addition to the protection of traditions, the territory and the aesthetic redevelopment of the village born in 1600, is articulated on a wide range of interventions.