Articles about Italy Fears Disease Could Spell Disaster for Europe’s Olive Trees A plant disease is said to have already infected tens of thousands of olive trees -- many of them a century-old -- in Italy's Puglia region. Harvesting Under the Moon An overnight harvesting in Italy was the occasion for a technical congress about the effect of harvest-time temperatures on olive oil. Safe Journey For a Few Bottles of Olive Oil Global logistics provider UPS unveiled in Italy a shipping container made especially for sending olive oil bottles internationally. Olive Harvest Gets Social in Italy Olives picking has started in Italy, despite the unfavorable weather conditions, and this year much of the buzz is on the Web. Copa Cogeca and Italy’s Traceability Achievement Copa-Cogeca held an event at the European Parliament to highlight the benefits of olive oil and ensure consumers are better informed. Spain Wins Again at Second ‘Extrascape’ Competition The small village of San Martino hosted the second edition of Extrascape, a competition for the best olive oil and landscape. Record Year for International Participation at 7th Olio Capitale The specialist Italian trade fair, held in the city of Trieste, played host to a record number of visitors and attracted even greater international involvement than previous years. Girolio d’Italia ‘Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tour’ Underway in Italy Through December 22, Italy will be crossed by Girolio d'Italia, an 18-stage path trough olive oil-producing regions and villages. The Beauty of Olive Trees We can all appreciate the beauties of nature, but it takes an enlightened soul – like artists' ones always are – to capture all the strenght and the poetry that lies in a ladybird, or in an olive tree. Urban Extra Virgin: Olive Oil from Rome In Rome, a group is promoting a different approach to urban life and citizenship, includiing olive picking from the abandoned trees within the city borders A Celebration of Lazio Extra Virgin Young chefs from Lazio come up with their own interpretation with some of the best extra virgin olive oils from the region for the "Extra Virgin Dinners" organized by Arsial and Uliveti del Lazio. Through the Blue Glass to the Origins of Great Olive Oils Extrascape looks through the cobalt glass to the origins of great oils and recognizes the importance of the farm and its landscape. © 2013 Olive Oil Times | All Rights Reserved.