The cultivation of the olive taggiasca is typical for the Italian Riviera which forms a perfect habitat
for this kind of olives.
The olive takes its name from the town of Taggia in the province of Imperia. Here the olive variety was first introduced by the monks of St. Columbines, from the monastery island Lerino.
Today the Taggiasca olive is known as one of the best olives for olive oil production.