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Vivere la campagna

Oil - Olive

Olive oil

The olive tree is one of the most widespread arboreal cultures in the territory of Middle Campidano, probably consolidated thanks to the first Eastern monks who settled in the Island.
Today, its remarkable development has made a few centres, such as Gonnosfanadiga and Villacidro, in particular, the leaders in olive production and top-quality extra-virgin olive oil. This latter has won a number of national concourses; this is why the two villages have adhered to the national initiative named ‘Le città dell’olio’.

Olives and oil-based products of the Province are renowned and appreciated in the whole island; their use in cooking is wide and varied, allowing to create elaborate dishes marked by a unique taste and flavour.
Olives are simply pickled or aromatized with herbs, or slit and sweetened in salty warm water for a few days and then aromatized with wild fennel seeds, garlic, parsley and vinegar; as an alternative, they can be used to accompany traditional dishes, mostly meat-based ones.
Oil is ranked among the best ones in Italy, thanks to the artisan-like processing technique and to the quality of olives. It is an essential element in local cuisine, which can be excellent even when tasted raw, on a slice of toasted bread, or used to season salads.

The Province has dedicated the Olive Fair to these two products. Taking place in Gonnosfanadiga in November, it guides visitors to taste food-and-wine assortments, among other events focused on local culture and craftsmanship exhibitions.

Local companies

  • Azienda Agricola 3D di Gianpaolo Deidda
    Via Nazionale 270 - Villacidro
    Telefono: 070 9314957
  • Azienda Agricola Cabras Bruno
    Loc. Spadula - Gonnosfanadiga
    Telefono: 348 7627349
    Fax: 070 971289
    e-mail: b_cabras@libero.it
  • Azienda Agricola Deias Barbara
    Via Umberto I, 54 - Gonnosfanadiga
    Telefono: 070 9799606 - 328 0891146 - 329 8366293
    FAX: 070 9799606
    e-mail: dey-d@libero.it
    sito internet: www.aziendagricoladeias.com
  • Azienda Agricola Lisci Roberto
    Via Principe di Napoli 16 - Gonnosfanadiga
    Telefono: 070 9799194 - 339 7778068
    Fax: 070 9799194
  • Azienda Agricola Maria Franca Foddi
    Via Dante 45 - Gonnosfanadiga
    Telefono: 070 9799713
    Cell. 348 5626105
  • Azienda Agricola San Paolo di Piga G.Maria
    Via G. Melis 10 - Villacidro
    Telefono: 0709314359
  • Azienda Agricola Sisinnio Foddi
    Via Verdi 26 - Gonnosfanadiga
    Telefono: 070 9799208
    Fax: 070 9799208
  • Azienda Agricola Tomasi Raffaele
    Località Paulis - Gonnosfanadiga
    Telefono: 333 9834434
  • Azienda Agricola Zurru Marco
    Via Cagliari, 69 -  Gonnosfanadiga
    Telefono: 339 7780341
  • Azienda Agrobiologica Olivicola Masoni Becciu di Serra Franca Maria
    Via G. Mazzini, 30 - Villacidro
    Telefono: 070 9329470
    Fax: 070 9329470
    e-mail: masonibecciu@masonibecciu.it
    sito internet: www.masonibecciu.it
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