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OUR HISTORY

The Virzì farm was founded in the last century in Cesarò, in the heart of the Sicilian hinterland.

The link with olive growing begins with Giuseppe Virzi' who learns the production techniques at the beginning of the last century and transmits his love for the territory to his son Calogero, who commits considerable economic resources to strengthen the rural activities and adds to the production of extra virgin olive oil also that of pears and almonds. Those were hard times, the years of the Great War, and it was only thanks to the extraordinary local products that our community was able to overcome the worst.

In more recent times the company management has seen the progressive succession of the new family generation with the sons Giuseppe and Concita and the son-in-law Antonello.

Last also Davide, a lawyer, decides to commit himself to the company as the fourth generation, a clear sign of the family's total commitment to the project and irrefutable proof that ours is a story of references.

"Quì the history of the fffand. the values that grandparents taught us are firmly rooted"

- Family Virzi' -

VALUES

We are ambassadors of the Biological, we have always been and always will be because we firmly believe in respecting nature and its physiological times. For this reason, we receive annual checks from Ecogruppo Italia, an authorised body that certifies compliance with the quality standards laid down in the organic regulations within our company.

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"Let medicine be your food and food be your medicine" Hypocrates

Let us preserve Biodiversity, In fact, we do not use any substance that could alter the natural vital process of plants and the animal and plant ecosystem created around them.

We also believe that we have a responsibility as producers of what Homer called "liquid gold", a product that first fascinated the Greeks and Romans, and which today is recognised as "nutraceutical", that is, rich in nutritional and curative properties.

Last but not least, the prestigious "Food and Drug Administration" has reclassified EVO oil as a medicinal food, recommending a daily intake of 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (23 grams, equal to 200 calories) for the Wellbeing of body and mind. Specifically to prevent cardiovascular diseases, cognitive deficits typical of the elderly and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus and breast cancer.

THE FAMILY

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(From left to right)

Davide, graduated in Law, after an experience in the United States decided to return to Sicily betting on the family business.

Antonello, pharmacist and former manager of a pharmaceutical company, at a certain point in his life decided to go back to his origins and rediscovered the pleasure of Nature after decades of traveling in 24 hours and expenses.

Concita, a full-time teacher, contributes to the management of the administrative part.

Giuseppe, pharmacist and former medical informant, has decided to follow in his father's footsteps for many years. In his daily routine he is responsible for the care of the farms and the coordination of work in the company throughout the year.