Each Italian region claims to produce the best olive oil and the jury is out. What can be said however, is that the Italian olive industry is as complex and interesting as its wine cousin.
For the record more than 50% of Italy's output of olive oil comes from Puglia.
The olive oil of Puglia and Calabria is robust, dense and gives a full taste.        
 It lends itself especially to the addition of herbs such as 'peperoncino'. 
Look out for the conservation of the olive oils of Sicily in terracotta vases.     
Look out for the conservation of the olive oils of Sicily in terracotta vases.     
This allows the true flavour of the oil to come out. Experts say that the olive oil from Puglia is some of the most palatable in the world, characterised by its digestibility and high vitamin content.