“Tre Cancelle Farmhouse and Olive Groves”
Immersed in the greenery of the Italian Countryside of Itri in South Lazio
Our “November Harvest” Superior Quality Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
We are a British couple who a few years ago decided to completely change our lifestyle,
and we sold up our house in South Wales, lock stock and barrel, and relocated to
Italy. We purchased an abandoned farmhouse which came with a sizeable, semi-
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some of their beautiful photographs of the area, and for their encouragement and support in our endeavours.
It is generally accepted that olive oil, this fine natural product, is full of health giving properties. Indeed our 86 year old neighbour seems to be living proof of this, as he is still fit enough to climb his ladder, with secateurs and pruning saw in hand, to lovingly tend his trees.
Also, the nearby picturesque medieval village of Campodimele has been awarded the European title of "The Village of Eternal Youth" as it is noted for the longevity of its citizens. It seems that they are a particularly hardy breed, who seldom have the need to visit a doctor, rarely die before the age of 85, and it is not uncommon for its citizens to attain the age of 100. The contributing factors may be the healthy mountain air, the less stressful pace of life, and consuming olive oil as an integral part of a healthy “Mediterranean diet”, made of good, fresh wholesome local ingredients.