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THE OLIVE OIL MILL

A cutting-edge facility where respect of tradition is our top priority.
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ROMOLO GENTILI

OLIVE GROWER


My name is Romolo Gentili and I'm the last heir of 5 generations of olive-growers and the current owner of Frantoio Gentili. I grew up munching on bread and olive oil surrounded by the olive groves of the Alta Tuscia, in Lazio. Thus, in a short while, I fell in love with this business by closely observing the work carried out by my forefathers.

The story of this company got started almost two centuries ago (1820) in Farnese, a small village close to Viterbo, in the nearby of Bolsena Lake. Everything began with Giovan Battista Gentili who started producing olive oil by using millstones pulled by mules.


After the 2nd World War, my grandfather Romolo laid the foundations of a new olive oil mill in a cave in the middle of the ancient city settlement, where my father Pietro added modern mechanical tools afterwards.


In over almost two centuries in business, Frantoio Gentili has grown, evolving and innovating without ever losing sight of traditional methods. Respect of tradition remains our top priority, because it's where the quality of olive oil Gentili comes from. The olive trees are nourished not only by the warm Mediterranean atmosphere, but also by the heritage of knowledge that Gentili family has been preserving and passing down since a long time.

  • Frantoio Gentili - The Olive Oil Mill - Church of S.Maria di Sala - interior - Foto 1

    Church of S.Maria di Sala - interior

  • Frantoio Gentili - The Olive Oil Mill - Church of S.Maria di Sala - exterior - Foto 2

    Church of S.Maria di Sala - exterior

  • Frantoio Gentili - The Olive Oil Mill - Farnese's panoramic overview - Foto 3

    Farnese's panoramic overview

  • Frantoio Gentili - The Olive Oil Mill - Farnese, ancient settlement - wooden door - Foto 4

    Farnese, ancient settlement - wooden door

  • Frantoio Gentili - The Olive Oil Mill - Farnese, ancient settlement - detail - Foto 5

    Farnese, ancient settlement - detail

  • Frantoio Gentili - The Olive Oil Mill - Farnese, ancient settlement - detail - Foto 6

    Farnese, ancient settlement - detail

  • Frantoio Gentili - The Olive Oil Mill - Church of SS.Salvatore - detail of the historical bell - Foto 7

    Church of SS.Salvatore - detail of the historical bell

  • Frantoio Gentili - The Olive Oil Mill - Church of SS.Salvatore - detail of the historical bell - Foto 8

    Church of SS.Salvatore - detail of the historical bell

  • Frantoio Gentili - The Olive Oil Mill - Church of SS.Salvatore - Foto 9

    Church of SS.Salvatore

  • Frantoio Gentili - The Olive Oil Mill - Church of S.Maria della Cavarella - exterior  - Foto 10

    Church of S.Maria della Cavarella - exterior

  • Frantoio Gentili - The Olive Oil Mill - Church of S.Maria della Cavarella - interior - Foto 11

    Church of S.Maria della Cavarella - interior

  • Frantoio Gentili - The Olive Oil Mill - Regional Nature Reserve, Selva del Lamone - falls - Foto 12

    Regional Nature Reserve, Selva del Lamone - falls