The Story

Frantoio Giocondo – Fith generation of Frantoiani ( olives millers) since 1930.

In 1930 in San Vito Chietino GIOCONDO de SANTIS began the activity of miller driven by the strong vocation of olive growing on the coast of Abruzzo. The current reality sees Frantoio Giocondo combine the care of olive groves, the management of the transformation of olives into oil and a lot of experience.

They enhance with ARTISANITY the different characters of the olives that grow on our coast reaching the fifth generation directly descendants of the founder Giocondo who takes the name the olive mill (frantoio).

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San Vito Chietino una delle citta Italiane dell'olio

San Vito Chietino is a town located in the province of Chieti, Abruzzo. Its origins are ancient and date back to the time of the Roman colonization of the Adriatic area.e since Roman times precisely that San Vito Chietino and ‘the largest olive center of the Costa dei Trabocchi, the most important in Abruzzo.

After being a fief of many local lords, belonged for a long period to the Benedictine monks of the Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere who have maintained and perfected the techniques of olive growing and helped Iil trade over the centuries coming to be a very important port for trade with the East.

The most representative olive variety is the Gentile di Chieti (Gentle of chieti) a very delicate versipn of the most robust and intense Frantoio variety from Chainti region Tuscany.