In the heart of Italy, under Tuscany and over Rome, is located the land "La Sabina".
La Sabina was one of the first Italian olive tree areas to obtain the acknowledgment of the Controlled Denomination of Origin (DOC - Sabina) and then the Denomination of Protected origin (DOP - Sabina) as regulated with Reg. (the EEC) n°2081/92.
Sabina was one of the first Italian olive tree areas to obtain the acknowledgment of the Controlled Denomination of Origin (DOC - Sabina) with decree of the Ministry of the Agricultural, Alimentary and Forest Resources of 29 published May 1995 on the G. U. 142/1995 and the acknowledgment in the within of the European Community of the Denomination of Protected origin (DOP - Sabina) with Reg. (the EEC) n°2081/92.
Geographically the Sabina is placed on the north of Rome, comprised between the river Tevere, the Sabini mounts, the Lucretili mounts. “Sabina reatina” parts goes them and the Umbra region. The territory is formed mostly from hills landscapes, mountains and tightened it goes them with characteristic and historical villages, castles, abbeys and convents.
The most famous site of this land are “Farfa”, “Santuario di Vescovio”, “Casperia” and many other interesting villages.
In all the Sabina the olive tree is the protagonist undisputed that the ancient people of the Sabini began to implant and to cultivate very before the foundation of Rome. About the olive trees and the “sabino” oil of it they spoke already Orazio, Columella, Virgilio, Terenzio Varrone and still today they live from protagonists thanks to the climatic characteristics, to the limestone, porous, dry land beyond to the typical varieties of the olives.
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