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Badia di Montecorona: a farmhouse between history and oil production

  • 19/01/2021

45 hectares of olive groves, 10.000 plants belonging to this varieties: Frantoio Leccino, Moraiolo and other native varieties. The Montecorona estate is located in the heart of the Via Francigena and represents an ideal location for those who want to explore the splendid Umbrian territory between the famous towns of Todi, Assisi and Perugia

With its 2,000 hectares of land, the Badia and the ancient Eremo Camaldolese, is one of the most important agricultural reality of the area. In addition to the olive trees, from which comes the well-known DOP extra virgin olive oil, the company cultivates the famous Montecorona peaches.

 

Montecorona production 

Stefano Belvisi, responsible of the Montecorona Estate, explains that the harvesting of the olives used for the production of the oil takes place in a completely mechanized way through the use of state-of-the-art shakers while the pressing is done externally but within twenty-four hours from harvesting. The olive groves are almost all located at an altitude of 400 meters. 

There are two lines of oil produced in Montecorona: one dedicated to Italian extra virgin olive oil and one to DOP Umbria Colli del Trasimeno marked with an annual certification. The latter is very particular: it is, in fact, the first oil to be produced from olives that are still very unripe, which give it a bitter and spicy taste.

 

Badia di Montecorona

Guests of the estate have the opportunity to stay at the Badia to enjoy the unspoiled nature of the Umbrian countryside and taste the typical dishes cooked using local ingredients. 

The abbey was founded by San Romualdo who built the crypt in 1008, before founding the order of the Camaldolese. It was later enlarged with the addition of a receptive part for pilgrims, the pharmacy and the guesthouse.

It has always been connected to the hermitage located on the top of Monte Corona and reachable via a path dating back to 1503 - called Mattonata - which crosses the woods owned by the estate and can only be traveled on foot or by bike.​


 

 

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