The cultivation of olive tree, typical in the Mediterranean area, has got old origins in Calabria. It dates back to the Greek period, VIII/VII century b.C., and then the old Romans, with some important innovations, carried the production of olive oil all around the world.
But the presence of the olive tree in Calabria dates back many time before, to the Bronze Age (XIII - XII century b.C.) and we are sure about this thanks some evidences which were found in the archaeological sites, such as olive stones and oil traces inside containers which were called pithoi. So the history makes the extra virgin olive oil in Calabria one of the best in the world and at the second place in Italy.