Skip to content
Olive tree sponsorship in Oneglia/Liguria
Olive tree sponsorship in Oneglia/Liguria

Sassolive - azienda agricola - the mother of the
Organic Farming Idea

Organic Farming Italy would not exist without the Sassolive Organic Farm. This wonderful place right by the sea, inseparably linked to the centuries-old tradition of growing olive trees – then the paradgime change to sustainable agriculture. All this was the origin of the vision of bringing organic farming closer to humans.

That’s why Bianca’s Farm is the origin of our initiative to expand organic farming around Sassolive. It cultivates over 1,100 olive trees, the oldest of which have a hundred years on the crowns.

Olive tree adopt Sassolive

Brief on our history of Sassolive

“We have been producing olive oil for five generations. My great-great-grandfather Mario Novaro started in early 1900, when the olive oil was still bottled in metal cans. Mario exported not only olive oil, but also Italian culture: for example, he published a small book through which he advertised his olive oil, but also presented profiles and works by some aspiring Italian artists. (on you can see the whole story in Italian). Now times have changed, we have been producing extra virgin olive oil for years only from the olives from our own organic park, which is organically certified.

Me and my team do not value the amount of our organic products achieved, but the high quality and harmony with nature during production. But also on respect for the trees and for the land on which they took their roots, just like us. This country is really a special place.”


The mountain of Torre Alpicella

Over 7 hectares of organic park overlooking the sea, guarded by the remains of an old Saracen tower, the Torre Alpicella. The special geographical location offers a temperate climate in winter and a fresh summer. Olive oil has been produced on this particular spot of earth for many generations. Rosetta – Bianca’s great-grandmother – was already engaged in the nature-related care of olive trees, vegetables, orchards and our vineyard.

In recent decades, the inhabitants of the area have been concerned with housing, so the barn has become Villa Bianca, the wooden shed has become Villa Alpicella, the old stable is now Casa del Cedro. Other properties still need to be renovated, we look forward to the next steps.

Address and contact:
Sassolive – azienda agricola
Via Diano Calderina N.284 Imperia
Telephone: +39 347 5976928
P.iva: 01644400085

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on whatsapp
Share on google

the current weather in Oneglia/Imperia

Overcast clouds

1 Comment

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Also interesting?

All about Taggiasca Olive
Olive oil

All about Taggiasca Olive

Taggiasca Olive is considered to be the most famous and tasteful olive in the world. So it’s worth getting to the bottom of the taggiasca olive myth and learn more about the famous fruit.

Read more »
Olive harvest 2020 fresh Taggiasca
About us

Happy about the 2020 olive harvest

The olive harvest 2020 makes the organic farmers look forward to the winter. Due to the many rains just before the harvest, the olives have sucked in and give a very good yield.

Read more »