Malcesine, ein renommierter Ort an der Riviera degli Ulivi, gehört seit 2023 der Vereinigung "Città dell'olio" an.
A recognition of the outstanding olives grown here and a great opportunity to promote the region's long history of olive oil production, famous for its light taste.
In particular, Malcesine oil is known for its low acidity and delicate, fruity aroma. Its taste is reminiscent of sweet almonds whilst the intense golden green colour is a result of the high chlorophyll content.
The "Città dell'Olio" or "City of Oil" “association was set up in 1994 in the Molise region of southern Italy and is now based in Tuscany.
The principle objective is to promote, develop and protect the culture of Italian olive oil production.
“City of Oil” organises seminars, events, research conventions and trials in the olive oil sector. At the heart of the organisation is a clear focus on quality and its close relationship with healthy living.
Membership of this network means receiving support and involvement are in interesting exchanges.
To join the association, we had to meet the basic requirements and to support the environmental, historical and cultural principles and values required for protected origin status. In addition to all of that, the organisation encourages sustainability, safeguarding and innovation.
For Malcesine, the title of “City of Oil” is a way of showcasing the history, excellence and quality of our region’s oil, promoting its unique properties nationally and internationally.
Malcesine oil is one of our most valuable and symbolic products, with a history going back centuries. Indeed, there is evidence of olive trees growing in the nearby Val di Sogno as long ago as 900 AD.
The Malcesine consortium of olive growers has been safeguarding the environment and olive production for more than 70 years.
Malcesine oil and its refined simplicity remain something for everyone to enjoy.
The story of this special olive-growing region can be shared across Italy and the globe thanks to the investments available through the “City of Oil” association.