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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.

Jan. 5, 2017

Foodie Theme Park to Open in Italy Next Fall

Eataly World aims to bring foodies together to eat shop and learn. Two thousand businesses will be represented at the €100-million theme park that is expected to create 700 jobs onsite.

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.

Aug. 3, 2015

Courses on Lake Garda for Tasters and Experts

O’Live & Italy, founded by Maria Paola Gabusi, is offering courses on olive oil tasting and much more.

Jul. 6, 2015

More than Music in Lucca this Summer

From 1 to 15 July, Lucca hosts the summer edition of the successful event created by Fausto Borella to promote extra virgin olive oil.

May. 4, 2015

Olive Oil Flows Through Expo2015 and Beyond

Olive oil will be on stage both inside the Expo area and in other locations which will welcome visitors with tastings, meetings and food tours.

Feb. 25, 2015

Restaurants Embrace Crete's Celebrated Diet

Visitors to Crete can be persuaded by its small restaurants to enjoy a traditional Cretan diet featuring high quality, extra virgin olive oil.

Sep. 22, 2011

Slow Food Dairy Event Explores Cheese and Olive Oil Pairings

At Slow Food's "Cheese" – the big event dedicated to the dairy world held every two years in Bra, Piedmont – olive oil and cheese became closer friends.

Aug. 31, 2011

Lungarotti: Preserving Olive Oil Heritage

A symbol of Umbrian wine since the ‘60s, when Giorgio Lungarotti founded Lungar Otti is still a family-run business, deeply linked to the land where it stands. Chiara Lungarotti and Teresa Severini lead the company today.

Apr. 28, 2011

Rise in Tourism Forces Upgrades in Greek Olive Oil Mills

Olive oil producers in Messinia are being forced to change to two-phase production systems and to stop disposing organic matter along the region's famous coastline.

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.”

Mar. 7, 2011

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.

Feb. 7, 2011

Promoting (Real) Greek Food to Culinary Tourists

Industry experts, journalists, and chefs from around the world gathered in Athens to discuss the importance of food and gastronomy in Greek tourism.

Jan. 25, 2011

Sonoma Valley Olive Season

After the flood of tourists have retreated to their routines and the oenophiles have returned to their wine cellars, a new type of visitor is making a trip to Sonoma during the winter and exploring its burgeoning olive oil industry.

Nov. 18, 2010

Not Your "Run of the Mill" Olive Oil Tour

Lara Camozzo tours the midieval birthplace of a famous conspiracy and gets an estate producer's take on modern-day collusion in the Italian olive oil industry.

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