Italy

New Clashes in Puglia As 42 Olive Trees Are Moved for Pipeline

Contractors are preparing to uproot another 1,800 olive trees along a five-mile route of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline. Up to 10,000 olive trees could be moved to enable construction of the entire $4.5-billion project.

A Gold Standard Farm in Umbria Promotes Research on Sustainability and Health

Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio won two Gold Award at NYIOOC 2017 thanks to constant research on quality and sustainability.
Special Report

6th ‘Extrascape’ Recognizes Outstanding Olive Oil Landscapes

The 6th edition of the competition for the best extra virgin olive oil landscapes, Extrascape 2017, concluded a two-day event that included several speeches by experts in the field.

Apulian Startup Promotes Secular Olive Trees in Single Doses

An Apulian startup, Olivhealth, developed a single-dose package containing extra virgin olive oil from organic secular olive trees for sportspeople, pregnant women, and children.
Olive Oil Times Special

195 Awarded at ‘Domina’ Olive Oil Contest

The second edition of the Domina International Olive Oil Contest recognized 195 olive oils. Italy won the most awards, followed by Spain and Greece.

Extra Virgin Territories You Might Not Know

Some lesser-known regions give life to high-quality extra virgin olive oils with unexpected characteristics.
Special Report

25th ‘Ercole Olivario’ Recognizes Italian Excellence

The 25th Ercole Olivario awarded Italian extra virgin olive oils that managed to achieve a high level of quality despite a difficult season.

Mount Etna, Sicily’s Gentle Giant That Nourishes Olive Trees

Despite a recent eruptive episode, Mount Etna's effusive activity was never a threat for people living on its slopes and contributed over the ages to the development of olive tree cultivation.