Umbria

Apr. 8, 2021

At Fontanaro Estate, Quality is Everything

At Fontanaro Estate, Lucia Verdacchi, and Giovanni and Alina Pinelli produce high-quality extra virgin olive oil while promoting sustainability and a circular economy.

Mar. 19, 2021

A Focus on Design and Sustainability in Pursuit of Perfect EVOO

In the Umbrian hills, two families are working to preserve the ancient heritage of an endemic cultivar while embracing modernity with a new mill and tourism operation.

Feb. 2, 2021

History and Innovation Guide an Award-Winning Producer in Umbria

Through a fusion of historical influences and sustainable practices, Castello Monte Vibiano has achieved outstanding quality goals while preserving the local environment.

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Sep. 22, 2020

In Italy, Students Return to Study Among Olive Trees

A pioneering outdoor classroom at the Ciuffelli Agricultural Institute provides students with an inspiring setting to resume their studies.

Sep. 14, 2020

Bad Weather Ahead of Harvest Dampens Spirits of Italy's Olive Oil Producers

Extreme weather events – ranging from hail storms to flash flooding – have impacted olive growers across Italy. For many farmers, hopes of a promising harvest have washed away.

May. 19, 2020

Central Italian Producers Build on Their Success at World Olive Oil Competition

Producers from the Marche and Umbria regions considered their achievements at the 2020 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.

Apr. 18, 2011

What to Choose at Gastronomia Volpetti

One of Rome's best specialty food shops, Gastronomia Volpetti can be a little intimidating to the uninitiated. When it comes to olive oil, best to stick with the Umbrian.

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.

Jun. 14, 2010

An Accidental Purist: Gioia Pinna

Four years ago Gioia Pinna and her husband bought a country retreat in Umbria. Then they decided to make one of the best olive oils in the world.

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