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Nozarego Olive Groves and the Valley of the Mills

The terracing ("strips") for the olive cultivation mainly stretch along the Eastern side of the Park. Still today, olive cultivation is mainly addressed to local consumption rather than to the trade. It has been associated for a long time to the cultivation of wheat, figs, and chestnuts according to a tradition based on the agricultural feudal system imposed by the monks of San Fruttuoso. Along the "Vallone dell'Acqua Viva", a peculiar integration of the production of olive trees, chestnut trees, and cereals has led to an extraordinary concentration of mills and presses (35 working factories in the middle of the 18th century). Their remains represent nowadays an important archaeological, agricultural, and industrial document.

Province: Genoa Region: Liguria

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