SCION OF AN ANCIENT AND ILLUSTRIOUS ROMAN FAMILY, MARINA COLONNA HAS BEEN PRODUCING EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OILS ON HER ANCESTRAL ESTATE, MASSERIA BOSCO PANTONI, San Martino in Pensilis, since 1986.
The olive tree plays the leading role on this stage, both in the scenery and in the history of the land. It is here on the farm inherited in 1996 from her father, don Francesco Colonna, that Marina Colonna’s extra virgin olive oil came to life.
She cultivates 22 varieties of olives on 135 acres, half of which are certified organic. Each olive variety is hand-harvested, processed, milled, and cold-pressed separately all on the same day. Then the various oils are blended to taste.