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Mosaics of Claterna
Around 1700, Europe was hit by intense cold, what historians call "The Little Ice Age", which struck the Varignana hills olive trees that consequently were gradually abandoned and the olive oil production in the area was forgotten. Historically, Varignana was known for producing a noble oil. History was right!
The inspiration to the revival of the 18th century olive cultivation tradition in our territory was born from the heart of Palazzo di Varignana's founder, Carlo Gherardi who is pictured above, who has always been passionate for the olive trees and the history of
Claterna. His long cherished passion gave birth to the Palazzo di Varignana food project launched in 2017 with the first production of extra virgin olive oil.
Palazzo di Varignana project continues its own course with respect for sustainability and use of biological cultural techniques in harmony with the beauty of the territory. Today, 200 acres of new native olive groves are growing in the Varignana hills surrounding our resort and giving life to an elegant extra virgin olive oil that is internationally awarded for its purity, intensity and complexity of aromas.