- Region: Sicily
On the Agricola Spedalotto, Vincenzo Paterno' organically farms the unique Tonda Iblea olive. Harvesting is done entirely by hand before crushing in a nearby frantoio (olive mill). Careful decanting into stainless steel tanks plus one month of settling ensure a beautifully clear oil. At the center of the estate surrounded by olive groves, is Domus Olivae, an elegant villa.
Chiaramonte Gulfi is known in Sicily as il balcone della Sicilia (Sicily’s balcony) because of its high position atop the Monte Iblei ridge. The altitude and climate here guarantee a perfect environment for growing olives, and the area is under the strict quality control laws of a Denominazione di Origine Protetta (D.O.P.), guaranteeing olive oil excellence year after year.
- Street: Contrada Mortilla Strada Provinciale 5
- Postcode: 97012
- City: Chiaramonte Gulfi
- State: Ragusa