Umbria PDO Looks to Expo and Beyond

With production off 95 percent, the new president of Umbrian PDO said the 2014 harvest showed how the region's products are "almost essential."

A Harvest to Forget

This part of central Italy is famous for its quality oil grown on stony hillsides, but this year the olive fly has caused havoc in Umbria.
Special Report

Umbrian Leaders Seek Action for ‘Huge Damages’ to Region’s Growers

Umbria's olive oil production will suffer a dramatic loss, that in some areas could reach 80 percent.

Umbrian Farmers Find Little to Celebrate

Umbrian farmers are in no mood to celebrate this year's dismal harvest. Many will simply leave the olives to rot on their trees.
Olive Oil Times Special

What to Choose at Gastronomia Volpetti

One of Rome's best specialty food shops, Gastronomia Volpetti can be a little intimidating to the uninitiated. When it comes to olive oil, best to stick with the Umbrian.

It’s Life on the Farm in Italy, For a Week

The agriturismi offer a very personal introduction to rural living in Italy, allowing you to experience the process of growing food and a fundamental way of life.
Special Report

An Accidental Purist: Gioia Pinna

Four years ago Gioia Pinna and her husband bought a country retreat in Umbria. Then they decided to make one of the best olive oils in the world.