Jun. 8, 2023

Exploring the History of Tuscany’s Iconic Olive Landscape

While evidence of the first olive trees in the iconic Italian region date back to the 14th century, the proliferation of olive oil culture started centuries later.

Jun. 8, 2023

Sicilian and Sardinian Producers Attribute Award-Winning Quality to Innovation, Sustainability

Producers on Sicily and Sardinia overcame drought and macroeconomic challenges to craft some of this year's best extra virgin olive oils.

Jun. 8, 2023

Bonolio Becomes Latest European Producer to Open U.S. Facility

The Sicilian producer plans to double its exports to the U.S.

Jun. 4, 2023

Unveiling the Mystery and Magic Surrounding Tuscany’s Olivo della Strega

Believed to be a gathering place of witches and other mythical creatures, radiocarbon dating confirms the tree may not live for much longer.

May. 30, 2023

Even an Abundant Harvest Would Not Ward Off Olive Oil Shortage in Italy

The general director of Assitol blamed an imbalanced market on poor harvests across the Mediterranean and the strategies of large retailers.

May. 30, 2023

Patience and Investment Yield Award-Winning Olive Oil from Hills of Verona

The Cordioli family continues to overcome climatic challenges to produce their extra virgin olive oils in one of the world’s northernmost olive-growing regions.

May. 4, 2023

Tradition, Technology Yield Winning Results for Southern Italian Producers

Producers from Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria and Campania overcame extreme weather, drought and pests to win awards at the World Competition.

May. 1, 2023

Tuscan Producers Manage Difficult Harvest to Achieve Outstanding Results

Producers from the famed central Italian region said sustainability is the key to success when producing extra virgin olive oil, even during a drought.

Apr. 27, 2023

Quality of Central Italian Producers Shines Through After Difficult Harvest

The climate did not make it easy for olive growers in Lazio, Umbria or Abruzzo. Still, producers crafted award-winning extra virgin olive oils emphasizing local varieties.

Apr. 22, 2023

Olive Oil Prices Rising Faster than Inflation in Italy

Olive oil prices at origin in Italy are 46 percent higher than last year, driving up the costs of other popular foods.

Apr. 11, 2023

Passion, Research Inspire the Award-Winning Quality of Cantasole

Arianna De Marco focuses on sustainable farming and high-quality extra virgin olive oil production to overcome the challenges of farming in Puglia.

Apr. 5, 2023

Finalists for Oleotourism Contest Announced

At the third edition of the national competition, farmhouses and olive oil producers compete to propose tourism experiences in breathtaking locations.

Mar. 28, 2023

PDO and PGI Producers Celebrated at Ercole Olivario

Lazio, Sardinia and Sicily were the most awarded regions, with three prizes each, followed by Campania, Puglia and Tuscany, with one prize each.

Dec. 27, 2022

In Italy, EVOO Prices and the Popularity of Large Food Retailers on the Rise

The latest data from Ismea shows how Italian families in the third quarter are coping with rising inflation by spending more on EVOO and visiting large food retailers.

Dec. 16, 2022

From Milan to Puglia, EVOO Lies at The Heart of Christmas Cooking in Italy

While every region in Italy celebrates the Christmas period differently, all rely on local extra virgin olive oils to enhance their meals.

Dec. 12, 2022

In Brescia, Neglected City Olives Get Harvested

A group of citizens came together to harvest olives from trees throughout the city of Brescia and make olive oil.

Dec. 12, 2022

Europe Approves Italy’s Plan for Implementing the Common Agricultural Policy

The €37 billion will be used to promote sustainability and traditional food products, support small farms and encourage young people into agriculture over five years.

Dec. 9, 2022

In Italy, Industry Experts Forecast Lower Yield, Higher Quality

Italian olive oil production for the 2022/23 crop year is expected to fall by 37 percent, to 208,000 tons. However, quality is set to increase.

Dec. 9, 2022

Authorities in Puglia Identify New Outbreak of Xylella Fastidiosa

Nearly 120 olive trees were found to be infected with the bacteria. Authorities also found Xylella fastidiosa in a previously-unknown host plant.

Dec. 9, 2022

Greece to Overtake Italy as Europe’s Second-Largest Olive Oil Producer

Poor harvests in Western Europe contrast bumper crops in Greece and the Balkan Peninsula.

Dec. 5, 2022

Growers in Xylella-Ravaged Puglia Assess a Delicate Harvest

Farmers who have followed the phytosanitary protocol are harvesting olives from trees where the infection has been brought under control.