Discover Salento: Hypogeum Olive Presses

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The Hypogeum Olive Presses

One of the most outstanding symbols of Salento's tradition and culture is the presence of underground areas in many towns of this province appropriately called the Hypogeum Olive Presses. It is in these places that the final stage of that process so essential to Salento's economy took place. The production of olive oil that began with harvesting olives and ended with pressing them in these underground ravines.