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Bona Furtuna: From a Journey of Hope to a Vision for Development

The amazing story of an extra virgin olive oil from Sicily.

Complex Harvest Challenges Italian Farmers

The Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market released the first figures on the current harvest in Italy.

Olive Oil Note Rewrites History of Vesuvius Eruption

A scrawl that rewrote the history of the eruption of Vesuvius referred to an olive oil pantry.

Oldest Known Bottle of Olive Oil on Display in Naples Museum

The nearly 2,000-year-old bottle filled with solidified olive oil will be displayed at the National Archaeological Museum.
Special Report

Leucocarpa, the Dazzling White Olive From Magna Graecia

We asked researchers why the Leucocarpa olive variety is completely white throughout its development cycle.

Fire in Tuscan Countryside, Thousands of Olive Trees Up in Smoke

A massive wildfire on Mount Serra, in the province of Pisa, devastated a huge area of woodland and ten thousand olive trees.
Olive Oil Times Special

Coming Off a Strong Year, Growers Ready for Harvest in Italy

The season now ending was characterized by an upward trend in terms of volume. Now, Italian farmers are looking at the next harvest and its climatic challenges.

On Table Olives and Cocktails

Olive Oil Times writer Ylenia Granitto can't enjoy a simple Martini without contemplating its olives.