A generous territory, perfect for the production of a sublime oil.
At 236 masl, between the rivers Tavo and Pescara, springs up the current town of Pianella. Nestled as a gem, it lies protected by the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea on one side and the mighty Apennine massif with its highest peak, Gran Sasso, on the other.
Known as Plenilia, Plena “fecund land”, rich in forage and olive trees, was invaded and occupied first by the Romans, then by the Lombardic and the Franks.
In the Old Town you can admire many palaces, built between the 16th and 19th centuries. Today Pianella is city of oil, among the Oil Roads in the Province of Pescara, with a production of 120,000ql. olives.
The olive cultivation in this area dates back to ancient times when Greek colonists planted them on the hills in front of the Adriatic Sea, Gran Sasso and Maiella. The plants grew up thanks to the mild microclimate, brushed by the mountain and sea breezes during the seasons, becoming today the predominant agricultural activity of this territory.
Pianella’s oil is characterized by a very low degree of acidity, a soft and aromatic aftertaste and a significant presence of antioxidant polyphenols.