A garden, clean, tidy, beautiful, overlooking Lake Garda. These are Le Prandine, but in reality, this garden is one of the olive groves of Giovanni Morselli who, here, in Torri del Benaco on Lake Garda, wanted to recall, in his plots, all the beauty of his territory. And you might think that it is beauty, even before business, that has so madly involved him in a project for the protection and enhancement of the territory, with Le Prandine the most prominent result.
Mr. Morselli, what does beauty mean to you?
"The beauty of the landscape is one of the gifts offered by Lake Garda and its territory. Talking about the beauty of the landscape means talking about harmony, respect for nature, safeguarding what was given to us. There is no beauty if there is no respect and protection of the territory and its features. Nestled on the borders of Lake Garda there are numerous small olive groves that alone embody the highest concept of beauty. Walking in a well-kept olive grove means completely enjoying the beauty of the landscape; the harmony of the places and plants arouses emotions rewarding the observer and making him/her part of a show that it is our duty to protect and improve."
How did the Le Prandine project come about?
“Le Prandine project is the result of the desire and commitment to recover and enhance historic olive groves located on the Veronese shore of Lake Garda, in the Torri del Benaco and Brenzone area, characterized by an ideal microclimate for olive growth. Historians recall the millennial tradition of olive growth on Lake Garda, in its native variety Casaliva, a plant not characterized by quantitatively important productions, but which, thanks to the composition of the land, produces a fruit allowing to extract extremely high-quality oil in terms of taste, delicacy and harmony. And we are back once more to the concept of harmony between the products and the landscape, a unique and unrepeatable combination. The idea dates back to 2017, with the acquisition of the first land and the progressive recovery of the plants, previously in a state of semi-abandonment. It was really a pleasure to support such an initiative."