Rome

Controversy in Italy Over New ‘Olio di Roma’ PGI

Half of Lazio's olive oil producer's are covered by DOP certifications and say they stand to lose value. The other half can only gain from the new proposed IGP. And some say the bickering among the groups leaves everyone disappointed.

Two Eateries in Italy Extolling the Magic of EVOO

Filodolio in Rome and Olivia in Florence turn out culinary creations inspired by fresh ingredients and Italian olive oil excellence.
Special Report

Extra Virgin Gelato Is All the Rage

Ice cream makers are using extra virgin olive oil as a substitute for fats traditionally used in gelato, and the results are excellent.

In Naples, Pairing Pizza with Local EVOOs

Naples' renowned pizzeria La Notizia, organized a full-day event dedicated to pizza and olive oil. But not just any pizza, and not just any olive oil.
Olive Oil Times Special

Monte Testaccio: Remnants of an Ancient Trade

One of the most vivid reminders of the thriving olive oil trade in antiquity is Monte Testaccio in Rome.

‘L’Ulivone,’ Sabina’s Tree of the Ages

In a small town near Rome lives an awe-inspiring two-thousand-year-old olive tree.
Special Report

Olive Oil Production in Rome

Cultivation and olive oil production have always been very deeply rooted in the culture of the Mediterranean peoples. From the 1st century AD, the emperors began to actively support the plantation of olive trees and the production of oil.

Only Extra Virgin Olive Oil at Rome’s Forno Campo de’ Fiori

Ever wonder what kind of oil they use at your local pizzeria? At Rome's legendary Forno Campo de Fiori it's only fresh local extra virgin olive oil, and lots of it.