Some of the most breathtaking views imaginable grace the olive and grape growing regions of Italy and Greece.
In this photo the Borgo dei Conte Resort, a 17th century fortified mansion in Monte Petriolo, Perugia, Italy, overlooks the olive groves and agricultural fields situated in the beautiful and bountiful Nestore Valley. Church bells ring across the valley each morning as the local farmers meticulously tend the olive groves and farmlands below.
Lake Tresimeno, the largest lake on the Italian peninsula, is about 10.5 miles North, North West of Monte Petriolo. With an area of nearly 50 square miles and at an altitude of 850 feet above sea level, this serene body of water offers many outdoors activities combined with spectacular views of the Province of Perugia.
Aside from the beauty that it imparts to the region of Umbria, and the cultural and artistic heritage that surrounds it, Lake Tresimeno is a contributing factor to the formation of climate conditions ideal for olive and grape growing.
Countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea are especially conducive to olive growing. The rich soil and ideal climate help produce some of the finest and most bountiful harvests on Earth.
The olive groves of Apollonia in Gargaliana, Greece, are perfectly nurtured to produce some of the finest olive oil you will ever have the pleasure of tasting. Such attention to detail makes olive oil growers in this region craft a premium product of which you will thoroughly enjoy in your salads and when preparing your favorite dishes.