In Italy, production is mainly concentrated in the center-south. While the province of Verona is the northernmost area in the world, where it is possible to cultivate the olive tree for the production of olive oil.
In particular, in this territory, two different production areas certified D.O.P. (protected designation of origin): Garda-Orientale and Veneto-Valpolicella.
In fact, Valpolicella enjoys a very favorable microclimate for the cultivation of olive trees and vines.
There are two stages of extra virgin olive oil production:
There are five production phases within an oil mill: