The fruit from which it comes may be somewhat unpalatable, but olive oil plays an integral role in Italian cuisine and the fabric of the countryside, writes Ross Golden Bannon.
Standing in an ancient olive grove belonging to the Monini family, I stop to gather my early morning thoughts.
From the vertiginous slope you can see across the Perugia countryside to the ancient, mist-shrouded town of Spoleto, with its 2nd century Roman amphitheatre and 1st...
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