Marketed for years under the name "Gaeta Olives" because Gaeta was a land of olive trees before that, for commercial reasons, olive cultivation leave the business to other more profitable activities.
Today most of the production comes from Itri, slight hill country, about 5 km from the sea, and many other municipalities that are on the backbone of Lepini Mountains.
Being self-sterile, it usues Leccino and Pendolino as pollinators. The produced fruit is suitable for the production of oil and for consumption on the table... >>> discover its history <<<
They are natural treated: only aged for 8 months in water and salt.
They can also be called:
Itrana, Aitanella, Cicerone,
Gaetana, Gitana, Olivacore,
Reitana e Velletrana.
This olive is the world antagonist of Kalamata olives, no gourmet connoisseur could tell which one is the best.
Gaeta olive groves stretching from east of Rome, (Castel Madama, Tivoli, San Gregorio da Sassola) to Lazio
south-west cost, on Tirrenum sea (Itri, Sonnino, Priverno, Gaeta, Formia, Giulianello, Cori)