Tours and tastings at olive oil estates and wineries are a popular part of any trip to Italy, but why visit for only an hour or two when you can spend the night? Several of these estates throughout the country hope to attract overnight guests with new accommodations and a lineup of activities. Hanging your hat in a winery or with a local olive oil...

Italy is bizarrely replete with more than 350 different grape varieties. The Romans must have loved it. Northern Italy has its share of established enotourism locales—such as Tuscany and Piemonte—which are well known foci for visitors. Now other regions of Italy are realizing the benefits and potential of wine tourism. Portions of southern Italy su...

Historical Italian olive oil company Filippo Berio came to the Summer Fancy Food Show 2018 in New York to present its latest products, including a successful brand extension in vinegars, balsamic glazes and pestos. Italianfood.net interviewed CEO Marco De Ceglie to know something more about Filippo Berio’s innovations: Italian extra virgin olive oi...

Join us for our nationwide olive oil festival, Festa dell'Olio: a celebration of extra virgin olive oil, from branch to bottle.  From July 5-15, Eataly USA is honoring one of Italy's most prized ingredients: extra virgin olive oil. Celebrate this culinary gold with us as you explore our vast selection of regional varieties, enjoy complimentary tast...

So you know you love Italian olives and olive oil, but do you know the difference between different olive cultivars? Olive cultivars, or varieties of olives, play a significant role in determining an olive's color, shape, and flavor. There are literally hundreds of olive cultivars growing throughout the world, with at least 400 known varieties in I...

Get into the spirit of Italy at Festa Italiana. Scheduled for Sunday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, this annual event is designed to bring the community together through the finest food, activities and entertainment of the Italian culture. One of the many areas celebrating Italian heritage – sip, dip and stroll...

The history of oil in Brisighella has ancient roots, and the rudimentary family oil mill discovered in the excavations at Pieve del Thò dates back to the first century A.D. In 1594, Andrea Giovanni Callegari, Bishop of Bertinoro, stated the following in reference to the Lamone Valley: “The air, the water, the wines, oils and fruits are so good and...

Italian olive maker Ficacci is launching “Take Eat”, a new pack of chilled fresh olives ready to be eaten for a snack as it seeks to expand its distribution in North America. Speaking on the sidelines of the IDDBA show in New Orleans, export manager David Dottorinipresented its new offer for the US market, where educating buyers to the color and ta...

He was only four years old when he learned how to package the olive oil bottles by hand. It was then that Giovanni Colavita understood that the family’s passion would become his future. Raised in  Molise, where his grandfather Giovanni established the Colavita olive oil company in 1938, Giovanni graduated with a Law degree from the University of Ro...

A team of researchers from the University of South Florida has discovered olive oil residue on potsherds dating back to the Bronze Age. The sherds were discovered by Italian archaeologist Giuseppe Voza, while he was excavating a site in Sicily back in the 1990s. Two decades later, conservators from the Archaeological Museum of Siracusa reconstructe...