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Feb. 11, 2021

Catalan Producers Emphasize History and Sustainability in Tourism Initiative

The award-winning producers Mil & Un Verd are on a mission: preserve the historical structures and millennial olive trees of their estate while sustainably producing extra virgin olive oil from native varieties.

Dec. 1, 2020

In Spain, Some See New Opportunities for Tourism in Pandemic's Wake

2020 gave outdoor activities a newfound importance. Efforts are underway to ensure that the olive oil industry is poised to capitalize on the shift.

Nov. 9, 2020

Italy’s New Lockdown Hits Olive Oil Sector, Again

New Covid containment measures threaten the rise in domestic olive oil consumption that has buoyed the sector.

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Dec. 12, 2017

Olive Tourism in Jordan

A local tourism company is promoting visits to olive farms in Umm Qais, northern Jordan.

Apr. 3, 2017

Route To Sustainable Tourism In Greece Lined With Olive Oil

Olive oil has great potential in marketing Greek tourism destinations and can be used as a tool of sustainable development, a researcher noted.

Feb. 23, 2017

Sharing in the Harvest: Olive Oil CSAs and Tree Adoption Programs

Olive oil lovers can help to supporter growers and producers in exchange for a share of the oil produced and the knowledge that their financial assistance supports and maintains the cultural heritage of olive-growing regions.

Nov. 29, 2016

Olive Oil Tours Go From Farm to Bottle

Through the boughs of olive trees, bending under the weight of their fruits, visitors to Spain, Italy, and Croatia can experience the harvest that has kept these nations alive and healthy for generations.

Aug. 11, 2015

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.

Oct. 21, 2014

Umbrian Mills Open their Doors

From 1 to 30 November, olive oil mills in the beautiful region of Umbria in Central Italy will open for the annual Frantoi Aperti event.

Sep. 2, 2014

Rock Star Invites Tourists to Help With Olive Harvest

Sting invites tourists to his 900-acre estate and try their hand at harvesting the olives that produce the rock star's own line of extra virgin olive oil.

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Aug. 26, 2014

Olive Oil Estate Tours in Tuscany

Olive oil tasting tours rival wine tours with an exclusive chance to celebrate the Mediterranean landscape and culture at its finest.

Oct. 21, 2013

An Open-Air Workshop of Sustainability

Let’s start thinking of an olive grove as a place where it is possible to practice and experience outdoor environmental education.

Jul. 10, 2013

In France, A 'High School of Olive Oil Tasting'

Fabienne Roux created a school for olive oil tasting in France, where she trains chefs and others in olive oil's finer points.

Jan. 8, 2013

Germans Head to Crete to Harvest Olives

In a unique partnership, people from Germany are visiting to Crete to experience the olive harvest first hand.

Feb. 24, 2012

Extrascape: Great Olive Oil Begins with a Landscape

Extrascape is a new international competition which awards both extra virgin olive oils and the landscapes from which they were born.

May. 3, 2011

An Escape to the Olive Riviera

Along the rich, agricultural coast of Liguria, wild and cultivated olive trees cover the scenery in a cool green, culminating in this awe-inspiring outpost of Riviera life.

Apr. 26, 2011

Seeing Green: Harvesting a New Love for EVOO in Tuscany

Was it the mix of olive varieties? The careful pruning, the coastal Tuscan environment, the organic practices? I’d say all of the above, and the fact that those olives were harvested by some very happy hands.

Apr. 21, 2011

In Lucca, Biodynamic and Organic Farming Make a Bit of Magic

Giuseppe Ferrua hand-picks his olives at just the right day of the lunar cycle to maximize the amount of liquid they contain. “Some people say we’re witches.”

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