Valle d’Itria, Puglia – 2019 (2 minuti)
Authorities ordered the eradication of an olive grove infected by Xylella fastidiosa in the countryside of Ostuni, in the Valle d’Itria.
Ultras appartenenti a diverse generazioni e gruppi Pugliesi si sono incontrati in un bar a Locorotondo per parlare di un nuovo libro di storie dal movimento ultras.
Picking olives with Vita, who has worked in the fields since she was 12, alongside several other jobs she does to feed her family and send her older daughter to university. At this time of the year she organizes teams to harvest olives all across the Valle d’Itria, drawing on her extensive contacts, most of whom are women in a similar situation.
Like every year, people all across the Mediterranean sea embarked upon harvesting olives, as it has been for more than 7,000 years. Among the hills of the Valle d’Itria, in south Italy, most families have their own olives and pick them around November, before they fall off the branches. Usually by time people get around to do it, summer is long gone, turning the harvest in a cold race against the coming rain.