Our centuries-old olive groves in Ceraso

Our very fine Ceraso Olive Oils And Sopraffino di Ceraso were born in Ceraso in the province of Salerno in Cilento , a small and precious town in which the property extends with centenary olive trees which gave rise to the history of the farm founded by Enrico Iannicelli. A reality that has grown over time and that already in 1800 boasted a prestige that allowed it to manage an export business that crossed the oceans with its cans of Olive Oil, which arrived as far as South America.

Cherry  it is considered an important node and crossroads of peoples thanks to its proximity to the Palistro river since ancient times: in fact it attracted the attention of the Greeks of Focea and Velia who traveled  its entire territory, in search of good timber to feed the Velia shipyard, also conquered by the prosperous nature of the area, in which the cherry trees were distinguished.

Cilento is in fact a territory that has a vast wealth of riches , a well-known and beloved pole of tourist attraction: crystalline sea, beautiful woods, mountains, hills and archaeological sites of great importance, which is accompanied by a mild climate with hot and dry summers with little rainfall. The inland areas are instead characterized by very abundant rains and a harsher climate with temperature variations between day and night.

In this corner of paradise located in the southern area of ​​Campania, the Iannicelli De Luca family carries on the ancient tradition of growing olive trees to produce a unique and quality olive oil, thanks to methods of cultivation, fertilization and defense of the plants of the all natural, with the olive harvest at the moment of greatest qualitative yield. A certified and recognized production process which takes place in full respect of agricultural ecosystems , thanks to the natural fertility of the soil which does not need genetically modified organisms or synthetic products.

Alongside the production of the oil, the company has added the cultivation of the Fico Bianco del  Cilento, which represents the second icon of the territory, as well as a fundamental element in the local culinary tradition. 

Cultivation areas that arise within the Cilento Park , whose scenic beauty bears witness to centuries of history of our past, and has in fact been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998.

The Cilento National Park was born in 1991 and is a protected natural area of ​​about 36,000 hectares , entirely included in the province of Salerno and then further extended corresponding today to the southern part of the province. 1800 are the plant species recorded inside it, such as the primrose of Palinuro, the sea lily, the broom of Cilento and the carnation of the cliffs to name a few, the fauna is also diverse and rich, from the golden eagle to the wild cat, from the rock partridge to the yellow-necked rat. Due to its biological and cultural characteristics, the Park has been part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 1997 , the Man and Biosphere program of Unesco.

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