Galardo, over the centuries, became a monastery and was managed by the wise nuns of the Curia of the S.S. Salvatore di Corleone, between the mid-1400s and mid-1800s. It was amazing to find some documents in which the nuns annotated year by year and in great detail the profits deriving from each land, almost as if they were modern accountants and accountants! However, after the suppression of 117 monasteries in southern Italy which took place a few years after Garibaldi’s landing in Sicily, in 1860, the Galardo feud was also redistributed following progressive privatization. Thus a new era begins, the era of the Provenzano family.
The Galardo fiefdom was purchased by our great-great-great-grandfather Sebastiano Provenzano in 1872 who will bequeath an established farm and some land cultivated mainly with wheat to his nephew Nunu.
Galardo, in recent years, has been dyed with new colors and different shades thanks to the work of Orsola Provenzano, grandson of Orsola Briuccia, who leads the company to be recognized for the first time at an international level: Orsola, a great lover of agriculture since she was a child, first she left for America and then around Europe and, proud of her origins and her family history, she started the oil trade thanks also to those who first believed in her and in her perseverance.
Orsola thus leaves a certain job as a lawyer, leaves Milan after a degree from the Catholic University, deepens her studies in the agricultural-entrepreneurial sector at the University of Palermo, becomes one of the first oil sommeliers in Sicily and then moves to the his company, comparing it to a jewel to be carefully guarded and preserved.