Welcome to Maripa Queendom! So, long story shortly: I was an extreme sports photographer in Milan, in 2009 I moved with two children from my city apartment to the house of my grandparents, a large homestead left uninhabited for 50 years, surrounded by a 2.5 acres olive grove. I saved this piece of beauty on the western bank of Lake Garda rescuing the land from abusive urban speculation, restructured the two houses and the barn, restoring the old charm.
I studied the culture of the area, closely related to olive oil and the olive trees, attended many courses and became a professional olive oil taster. Now I taste and teach how to taste olive oil and I'm the organizer of the oldest and more selective EVOO International Competition in the world: Leone d'Oro. Follow me on IG @queenmaripa