Azienda Agricola Donato Parisi

The Parisi Company has been producing high quality 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil for four generations.

Presentation

Since the 1990s it has used the special selection of 100% Italian “monovarietal” oils, produced with a single variety of olives. The pioneer of the oil tradition of the Parisi family was Giuseppe Donato Parisi, born in 1879 who started producing oil, flour and wine in the 1920s. Later, he focused on the production of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Many years later, in 2019, Donato Parisi introduced the prized Extra Virgin Olive Oil PGI – CALABRIA OIL (IGP) which follows the strict production regulations, dedicated to one of the most authoritative Greek painters, Antimene.

The company has always been committed to the preservation of their local territory by using sustainable and economical cultivation methods. They produce over 70% of the energy they use with photovoltaic panels and since 2017 they have adopted two town flower beds, with the purpose of protecting public green areas. Today the farm manages about 70 hectares of olive groves with different types of olive cultivars. In the 2000s, the company launched a special selection of mono-cultivars consisting of six varieties of oils (Dolce di Rossano, Nocellara, Coratina, Carolea, Tondina and Biancolilla).

The farm is located in the region of Rossano, situated along the Ionian Sea, providing the ideal climate for the cultivation of olive trees, mandarins, oranges and lemons. The Ionian strip contains many ancient olive and fruit trees, giving it the name “Dolce di Rossano.” The company is the main sponsor of the Diocesan Museum and of the Codex, which preserves and protects UNESCO Heritage sites since 2015.

70 hectares of olive groves with different types of olive cultivars. In the 2000s, the company launched a special selection of mono-cultivars consisting of six varieties of oils (Dolce di Rossano, Nocellara, Coratina, Carolea, Tondina and Biancolilla).

Awards & Distinctions:

  • Highest national recognition of “3 leaves” in the “Oli d’Italia” guide of the “Gambero Rosso”
  • Certificate of excellence for the Assam Exhibition dedicated to mono-varietal oils
  • Silver Medal at the “International Olive Oil Japan Competition”
  • “5 Drops” in the Oro d’Italia Competition
  • Gold Medal at the “BiolPrize International Competition”
  • First place in the Intense Fruity Category of the “Olio dei Bruzi Competition”

Where to stay in the region?

On-site : Campers allowed

Nearby :

Visit of the producer « Agriexperience »

  • Guests will learn about all the stages of production, from the collection in the fields, to the storage phase until the time of bottling.
  • Guests will visit our fields, where there are different varieties of olive trees; and the social garden managed in collaboration with children with disabilities of different social cooperatives.
  • The goal we aim to achieve is to create a happy relationship between agriculture and disabilities for a common improvement in the name of sharing and fun. This project, which also encompasses other initiatives in the field of social, economic and environmental sustainability, is called the “OLIO COLTIVIAMO CULTURA”.

Tastings

  • Tasting of Extra virgin olive oils with introductory course to sensory analysis

Museum on site

  • Museum corner with historical tools of Calabrian agriculture

Cost of « Agriexperience » : €30,00/person

  • Welcome to the RV area – 10 minutes
  • Visit the fields to discover the different varieties of olive trees – 20 minutes
  • Presentation of the company’s history, philosophy and activities with viewing of the company video – 10 minutes
  • Introducing the sensory analysis of extra virgin oils compared with commercial oils in the large distribution and release of the company certificate – 40 minutes
  • On premise visit of bottling and storage areas of the oil produced – 10 minutes
  • Visit to the social garden with potential harvesting of seasonal vegetables – 10 minutes
  • Lunch break consisting of pasta, bruschetta and local delicacies – 60 minutes
  • Visit to the Diocese Museum and the Codex of Rossano – 60 minutes

What to do and what to see around?

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