The tradition and quality embodied in Italian olive oil producers is a deeply rooted historic phenomenon strictly connected to the Mediterranean basin, its unique climate, geography, cuisine and exchange of cultures. The process is older than time itself, traceable to the very beginnings of agriculture, and people’s courtship of the olive tree as a source of their livelihood and well-being. Italy stands apart as one of the world’s top producers and top consumers of olive oil, a fact that makes Italian olive oil among the highest quality and most diverse available. Producers of this pale-green nectar from across the Italian peninsula take great pride in their timeless art, making sure their oils maintain the unmistakable characteristics that have made it so sought after by an ever-increasing global customer base. Italy accounts for over 20% of olive oil production across the globe with important centres in the Tuscan cities of Lucca, Florence and Siena, as well as Trapani in Sicily and Umbria. The Italian region of Puglia holds the title of top producer in terms of volume. No matter its place of origin, Italian producers consistently bring products of singular elegance to tables through a unique recipe of passion, tradition and innovation.