The ” olive oil road ” is an important event about the production of olive oil and many local products, in particular of extra virgin olive oil, which is considered the king of the cuisine in Apulia, because the olive tree is the protagonist in these places.
The initiative aims to promote the excellence of Italian products in the agro-food industry, with a particular attention to the DOP olive oils, including the visit of mills, rural villages and ancient and modern manufacturing companies in many cities in Apulia, such as in Lecce.
The olive oil roads are also associated to the wellness in the thermal areas which are situated in the territory of DOP production, to make your holiday, based on the “green gold” of Apulia, more pleasant and relaxing.
Eight roads from Gargano to Salento, through the cities of Bari and Brindisi, offer different types of olive oil for flavor, colour, smell and fragrance, to make the tourist discover the authentic flavors and the taste of good food, among simple but fascinating itineraries .
Walking along the “olive oil road” you could remain fascinated by the wonderful landscapes made up of olive groves, such as in Ostuni.
Here the tourists have the opportunity to visit its buildings, to know the places and the producers , to taste and buy the excellent extra virgin olive oil, which is obtained with techniques passed down from generation to generation and which characterizes these places not only for the landscape but also in the economy, especially in Otranto, where this ancient tradition, which passed down by the Messapi to the Phoenicians, and by the Greeks to the Romans, made the olive oil as the “food of the gods.”