"The people of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learned to cultivate the olive and the vine"
This quote is from the ancient Greek historian Thucydides, and it was written in the 5th century B.C. We think that it is still true today. The long history of the olive tree farming, parallels the development of the Mediterranean civilization and it is one of the symbols and most significant features of the Euganean land. The extra virgin olive oil is the undisputed key player in the Italian culinary tradition and the symbol of the whole Mediterranean cuisine.
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