The Hyblean Plateau

Our olive trees stand on a calcareous soil facing south in Palazzolo Acreide, located in the center of the Hyblean Mountains: a hilly plateau, in South-Eastern Sicily, between the provinces of Ragusa, Siracusa and Catania.

The mountain complex is comprised of a solid white  limestone of the Miocene.
The typical landscape of this Sicilian area is characterized by the mild trend of the hills, by the valley’s net that breaks the plateau and the extreme variety of flora and fauna, with huge expanses of olive and carob trees. Over the centuries, the plowing work of the sharecroppers of the place, has created a mesh of dry stone walls of exquisite workmanship.