Apr. 24, 2024

Officials Urge Croatia's Tourism Operators to Showcase Award-Winning Olive Oils

Olive growers and millers are being encouraged to showcase their products and processes to the country’s 20 million annual visitors.

Apr. 16, 2024

Tuscan Producer Adapts to a Changing Olive Oil Landscape

Fattoria di Volmiano embraces new ways to produce high-quality extra virgin olive oil.

Mar. 13, 2024

The Rise of Cycling in Italian Olive Groves

In Umbria and Lazio, farms and sport groups organize bike tours in the olive groves, allowing visitors to enjoy the scenery and taste local olive products.

Mar. 7, 2024

Sustainability Keeps This Award-Winning Producer Grounded

Treurer is working to establish a circular economy to promote high-quality olive oil production and Mallorca’s natural beauty.

Feb. 22, 2024

Oleotourism on The Rise in Central California

Riding the wave of the state's post-Covid recovery, olive farms and mills are increasingly popular destinations on California’s Central Coast.

Jan. 9, 2024

Tour in Tunisia Explores Olive Oil Culture and Cuisine

The Sfax Oleo Tour takes visitors on an eclectic trip through the olive oil-soaked region, visiting groves and sampling the many local delicacies.

Sep. 11, 2023

Award-Winning EVOO, Local Cuisine Delight the Senses on Hvar

Eva Marija Čurin challenged guests at a dinner to decide which extra virgin olive oils paired best with local dishes.

Aug. 31, 2023

Malta’s New Olive Growers Cooperative Seeks to Professionalize Historic Sector

Ahead of a bumper harvest, the cooperative aims to transform the thousand-year-old sector through investment, education and tourism.

Jul. 28, 2023

Record Temperatures, Wildfires Return to Mediterranean Basin

Many Southern Europeans and thousands of tourists are coping with the consequences of some of the worst wildfires suffered by the region in recent times.

Jul. 24, 2023

Acclaimed Calabrian Producer Shares Insights on Blending, Organic Farming and Oleotourism

The producer behind Enotre discusses the challenges and opportunities for olive growers in Italy’s second-largest olive oil-producing region.

Jul. 13, 2023

Istrian Officials Share Oleotourism Insights at Events in Spain and Italy

According to Istrian tourism officials, 190,000 people visit olive growers and producers on the peninsula each year. Now, these officials are sharing strategies in Spain and Italy.

Jul. 6, 2023

Tourists of All Ages Are Heading to Groves and Mills This Summer

Whether it is dining in a grove, participating in the harvest or simply tasting oils, tourists are escaping the cities to spend summer holidays among olives.

Jun. 22, 2023

Italy Sees Significant Growth in Culinary Tourism

The 2023 Wine and Food Tourism Report showed a 37 percent increase in food-related travel experiences.


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.

Oct. 13, 2021

Poland and Israel Win Fourth World Championship of Olive Picking in Postira, Croatia

The unique competition, aimed at celebrating local agriculture, had ten teams competing for the title.