Italian olive oil

Could the Crisis in Italy Have Been Prevented?

2014 will go down as one of the worst years in recent history for olive oil production in Italy. One expert thinks it didn't have to be this bad.

Basilicata, Wild Olive of Southern Italy

New opportunities are coming to get to know the olive oils of Basilicata, a wild land that inspired great artists.
Special Report

Rome Journal: A Peek Inside the Olive Oil Mill Next Door

Small olive oil farms dot the rolling Roman hills where the love for the craft is the main ingredient in the popular local olive oil.

Sicily Ready for PGI Certification

Only a few steps remain for Sicilian extra virgin olive oil to achieve its own protected origin certification.
Olive Oil Times Special

Italian Growers Sidelined While Dante Project Gets Public Funding

A public investment by the Italian Institute for Agro-industrial Development has been criticized by growers who were left out of the deal.

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.
Special Report

Snapshot of Italian Olive Oil Exports

Figures show a collaboration between ICE and Unaprol since 2010 has boosted Italian olive oil exports in key markets.

Rewarding Those Who Paint the Right Picture of Italian Olive Oil

The Umbria Region and Città dell'Olio have launched an award for journalists, writers, photographers and film-makers to promote Italian olive oil.