Agro-Culinary Attractions in Crete Span Ages

Visitors to scenic northwestern Crete can see a traditional stone mill, one of the world’s oldest olive trees, a modern olive oil factory and a botanical park and restaurant.

More than Music in Lucca this Summer

From 1 to 15 July, Lucca hosts the summer edition of the successful event created by Fausto Borella to promote extra virgin olive oil.
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Restaurants Embrace Crete’s Celebrated Diet

Visitors to Crete can be persuaded by its small restaurants to enjoy a traditional Cretan diet featuring high quality, extra virgin olive oil.

Travel Notes: Magnificent Siurana

Priorat is what I can only describe as the most visually intense part of Siurana, and here I must try to curb my hyperbole. I doubt I will succeed.
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10th ‘New Olive Oil Days’ in Vodnjan, Croatia

The annual celebration in Vodnjan, Croatia from November 14 to 16 features cooking demonstrations, tastings and lots of delicious Istrian olive oil.

Ancient Ruins in Amos, Turkey

A rental agreement etched in a stone tablet from the third century BC says that the tenant must plant an olive tree every year.
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Olive Harvest at Turkey’s Dionysos Hotel

A family helps with the olive harvest at Dionysos boutique hotel in southwest Turkey, and learns how olive oil is made.

Farther Afield on the Olive Riviera

The tiny island of Palmaria, just a hop from the Ligurian coast of Italy, is an escape from an escape, a getaway that seems to exist beyond the known world.