The cradle of our Oil:
Toritto, a territory to be revalued.
From the medieval vestiges to karst grottos
A foreshortening of the most typical Murgia of Puglia
The territory extends over an area of 74 square km, over the Puglia Murgia tableland, and includes rocky calcareous soils affected by karstic phenomena, among which there are the Pulicchio di Toritto chasm and the San Martino grotto. The mild climate and the fertile soil of this area fostered a century-old and valuable cultivation of olive groves, almond groves and vine. From a historical point of view, the origins of Toritto date back to the early Middle Ages, whose traces can still today be admired in the “Palazzo marchesale” and in the Torre dell’Orologio (Clock Tower) in the old square.