Thanks to suitable soil and climatic conditions, the cultivation of the olive trees predominates in the Giovinazzo countryside (Agro Giovinazzese) and the production of oil is of primary importance for the economy of the town, so much so that it is nicknamed the city of olive oil.

Giovinazzo the city of olive oil

Walking in the countryside of Giovinazzo you will be immersed in the green of olive groves characterized by that unmistakable silvery mantle. You may also spot green parrots, especially in the milder days, because here they have found their ideal habitat.

Thanks to suitable soil and climatic conditions, the cultivation of the olive trees predominates in the Giovinazzo countryside (Agro Giovinazzese) and the production of oil is of primary importance for the economy of the town, so much so that it is nicknamed the city of olive oil.

The extra virgin olive oil produced in the Giovinazzo countryside is of extraordinary quality. It is no coincidence that this year the “Gambero Rosso” after a rigid selection of 746 products reviewed throughout Italy, has awarded 6 types of extra virgin olive oil (depending on the used cultivars) produced by four companies of Agro Giovinazzese. 

Giovinazzo is therefore one of the most represented towns in this list of superior quality Italian oils and, has become the Apulian capital of green gold. The local production owes its success to the use of traditional methods together with cutting-edge production processes. Pedo-climatic and environmental conditions, exposure and nature of calcareous soils contribute to giving Giovinazzo’s oil its typical characteristics. 

The oil produced is of exceptional quality with an amber-green colour and an unmistakable taste, a characteristic aroma and an aftertaste that is sometimes slightly bitter, depending on the type of olives used in the production. The right harvesting period and cold pressing ensure that the product reaches those characteristics of value, such as colour, aroma and very low acidity. 

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