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Nov. 14, 2022

Tourist Train in Provence Partially Fueled by Olive-Pit Biofuel

The vintage steam train is experimenting with fuel made out of olive pits, which is more environmentally friendly and cheaper than coal.

Nov. 14, 2022

Farms in Italy Welcome an Uptick in Agritourism as Challenging Harvest Gets Underway

The legislation provides funds to train farmers and producers how to run tourism operations in Puglia, which is expecting a 50-percent production decrease.

Nov. 4, 2022

Poland Retains Title at World Olive Picking Championship

The four-member team harvested 48.6 kilgrams of olives, slightly edging out hosts Croatia at the fifth edition of the contest.

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Oct. 31, 2022

Officials in Castilla-La Mancha Look to Oleotourism to Boost Farmer Incomes

Officials and farmers are working to build new tourist accommodations, organize tastings, and draw visitors to mils.

Oct. 27, 2022

Events Across Italy Set to Celebrate Traditional Olive Groves

Nearly 170 cities across the country will hold educational, cultural and tasting events in traditional olive groves and mills.

Aug. 3, 2022

A New Project to Promote Olive Oil Roads in Puglia

A new law provides funds to mark dedicated networks of olive oil roads, including farmers, tourism venues, millers and local municipalities.

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Apr. 5, 2022

Italian Farmhouses Experiencing Post-Pandemic Boom, Report Finds

The latest report from Ismea showed that farmhouse stays are rising compared to other forms of hospitality, with a growing concentration on experience-based stays.

Mar. 31, 2022

Ercole Olivario Celebrates 30th Anniversary, Introduces Oleotourism Award

Producers from Sardinia, Lazio and Puglia competed at the 2022 Ercole Olivario where a new award for promoting tourism was introduced.

Mar. 29, 2022

Umbrian Villages Steeped in Olive Oil Culture Promote New Tourism Initiative

Local olive varieties have been planted along a route that connects several villages steeped in olive oil-producing tradition.

Mar. 7, 2022

Rome Joins Olive Oil Tourism Network Città dell'Olio

The Italian capital has formally joined Città dell'Olio to promote olive oil culture, oleotourism and the restoration of abandoned groves.

Feb. 10, 2022

New Rules in Italy Set Standards for Oleotourism Operators

The rules create guidelines for certified operators two years after oletourism's inclusion in the national budget.

Dec. 9, 2021

Centonze, a Forward-Looking Farm Rooted in Sicily's History

In western Sicily’s Belice Valley, Centonze produces award-winning extra virgin olive oil, celebrating the land and history, while focusing on sustainability and innovation.

Nov. 9, 2021

Italy Pledges €30 Million to Small and Medium Producers

The Stato-Regioni Conference has earmarked the funds to help producers improve quality and sustainably increase production.

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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.

Jul. 16, 2020

Olive Oil World Tour Campaign Relaunches in Spain

From July through September, thousands of passengers boarding the high-speed ferry, Cecilia Payne, will be reminded of Spain's olive oil sector.

Jun. 9, 2020

Italian Farmhouses Push to Revitalize Tourism in Pandemic's Wake

An association of Italian farmers warns that the sector could lose €1 billion in 2020. As the lockdown eases, farmhouses are finding new ways to safely attract tourists.

Mar. 6, 2020

In Minas Gerais, Production and Tourism Go Hand in Hand

Among the fruit and coffee plantations of Minas Gerais, olive trees have taken root. Despite the region's unconventional climate, local producers are creating a new kind of olive oil culture in Brazil.

Jan. 31, 2020

'Oleotourism' Becomes Law in Italy

With the adoption of the 2020 budget in Italy, oleotourism is enshrined into law.

Dec. 4, 2019

In Italy, Hiking Through the Olive Groves

Italy's third annual “Walk through the olive trees” combines heart-healthy exercise with the chance to learn about production and taste local extra virgin olive oils.

Jan. 14, 2019

Building an Olive Oil Destination in Úbeda

The olive oil museum in Úbeda creates an interactive experience where visitors may learn about the crop's history, production process and sample various local oils all in one place.

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