Arco, Trentino-Alto Adige

Nicola Peroni makes gorgeous olive oil. He reminds you of a scientist in his method and approach, leaving nothing unaccounted for. He grew up in the village of Arco, on the north shore of Lake Garda, which is a breathtakingly beautiful gateway to the Alps. Olive oil production here borders on the insane. Trees are planted on terraces up the steep valley walls, olive production from the Casaliva tree are tiny in this northern climate.