Anna Maria Billi
The hills of Sabina, north of Rome, have been planted with olive trees since Roman times. It is here that Anna Maria Billi and her daughters are keeping regional tradition alive with award-winning olive oils made from the fruit of their own orchard.
In the Sabine Hills, cool Apennine mountain breezes ensure even ripening of Anna Maria’s olives, and when the fruit is blushing between green and purple, it is harvested entirely by hand. Afterwards, crushing at a nearby frantoio (olive mill) transforms the olives into unfiltered oil that is truly reflective of place. The area of Sabina today carries Denominazione di Origine Protetta (DOP) status, ensuring that regional olive oils meet strict standards of quality and excellence.