Provincia di Roma

Hazelnuts from Labico

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Delicious hazelnuts are produced both in the Province of Rome and that of Latina, but the greatest concentration is in the municipality of Labico, a place with a perfect climate and the right environmental conditions with volcanic materials in the soil to give the nuts a unique and unmistakable flavour.

The hazelnut has been grown in this whole are for many centuries.
These choice nuts are gathered annually from the end of August until the end of September and then air dried under the sun.
 
You shouldn’t miss the Feast of the Hazelnut held in Labico at the start of September. The event is a chance to taste the hazelnuts used in a variety of different recipes and is also an opportunity to learn more about one of the most important agricultural activities in the Province of Rome, which is also DOP certified.