Bella di Cerignola olives come from the Foggia region of Puglia, Italy, and they are named for the town of Cerignola. Puglia has the largest coastline in mainland Italy and some of the hottest temperatures in the country. This results in a hot, dry Mediterranean climate that is ideal for growing olives. The Bella di Cerignola variety has Protected Designation of Origin, or PDO status, which means these olives must be grown, harvested, and processed in the specific region of Foggia in Puglia, Italy.
Bella di Cerignola olives are harvested by hand in October and November when they reach peak ripeness.