Olive trees in Umbria are very important for farming, but they are also very important in a more hydrological, landscape and cultural point of view.
In the past, (13th century) in Spello, Trevi and especially in Campello sul Clitunno, due to the cultivars with gradients, were built several dry stone walls to hold the soil around the trees and they contributed to create a peculiar and charming landscape.
Campello sul Clitunno is also well known for its Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The town is one of the most important when it comes to quality extra virgin olive oil, thanks to a peculiar micro-climate and the characteristics of the soil.
The cultivar MORAIOLO has been the predominant variety in this area for many centuries. It contributes, next to the cold continental climate (that almost prevents the damages from the olive fly), the characteristics of the soil e the farming technics (without using agrochemicals), on giving the oil high quality levels.