The olive tree came in the Tuscia region in the IV century B.C. thanks to the commercial exchanges between Etruscans, Phoenicians and the Magna Graecia colonies. Some olive seeds were discovered in some archeological finds in south Etruria, which is now the province of Viterbo.
So the passion for olive oil in this area is really ancient. It is used, both in cooking and raw, in every dish of the local cooking, which is traditionally humble and based on simple ingredients.