Our family is native of the Val Prino, sunny land of Liguria, Riviera dei Fiori. Silver valley when the branches of the olive trees flutter in the wind. Golden valley, as it was called because of the abundance and the quality of its oil. Valley behind Imperia that starts from the sea and is protected between two hills covered by olive groves.
Since I was a child, I picked up the olives with my little basket; knelt under the ancient olive trees I observed my grandparents, who knocked down the olives and cuddled the trees: seeing them I learned to do it too. Now many years later, with the help of my son, I still do it. We recover also deserted olive groves, put them again in production, and make a good oil, only with the valued Taggiasca variety.