Lunigiana honey was the first Italian honey which obtained from the European Union the PDO label (Protected Designation of Origin), an important acknowledgment of the product typicality. The production area includes the 14 Municipalities of Lunigiana, whose mountain landscape is characterized by a diversified vegetation mainly consisting of acacia and chestnut tree forests, very valuable plant essences in the field of bee-keeping.
This feature, combined with a tradition dating back to the end of the 15th century and the low industrialization level, creates in Lunigiana an ideal environment to practice a quality bee-keeping based on acacia and chestnut honey productions with excellent organoleptic and chemical-physical features. 25 producers have joined the PDO production, for a total of over 1,800 beehives. Some of them, precisely over 1,100 beehives, have chosen a double quality label: PDO and Organic Farming. Thanks to this choice, bee-keepers offer consumers further guarantees on the bee-keeping and product processing methods, which respect the environment and our health.