Italy has some of the oldest surviving olive trees in the world (some of them have been going strong for an estimated 3000-4000 years), but olive oil has been around for much longer than this, since at least 4,000 BC. It was initially the ancient Greeks who dominated olive oil production, with olive trees first introduced into southern Italy around...

The introduction of olive cultivation in Sardinia is attributable to populations of Minoan origin who refined the local olives with repeated pruning and grafting in the period between the eighth and seventh centuries B.C. Thanks to the establishment of several important areas of olive groves in south-central Sardinia, olive growing underwent signif...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast and PromoTurismoFVG bring to Miami the FVG Week, an inspiring journey among the flavors and traditions of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region. Join us for a whole week full of initiatives: 5 days in-store tasting; 2 trade only events for professionals of tourism and F&B industry; 2 happy hours + dj set....

Umbria: living land, rich in lush nature, unspoilt valleys and paths embraced by olive trees. And not only: large vineyards and ancient villages rich in history and art in which it is worth getting lost at least once in your life. TheUmbria is a land to visit and live, to discover its historical riches but also the food and wine routes that this re...

Italian olive oil exports increased by +23 percent in value in the first half of 2022, despite climate change negatively affecting production and international tensions related to the war in Ukraine. These data emerge from the latest report by the Italian farmers’ association, Coldiretti, on the national olive-growing heritage and consumption in It...

Made in Italy olive oil exports around the world are up by +23 percent in value despite climate change weighing on domestic production and international tensions linked to the war in Ukraine. This is according to Coldiretti's report on national heritage and consumption in Italy and the world released on the occasion of the opening of the first nati...

 The samples of Italian extra virgin olive oil have reached the International Space Station, thanks to a project included in the framework of the agreement between the Italian Space Agency and CREA, in collaboration with Coldiretti and Unaprol-Consorzio Olivicolo Italiano. As part of its role as National Agency, ASI promoted the project and, in the...

Export sales of Apulian extra virgin olive oils are soaring, with a jump of +51% in the first six months of 2022 (compared to the same period last year), even though drought and production costs, have risen by more than +20% due to speculation and the conflict in Ukraine, are jeopardizing the viability of producers. This is according to an analysis...

After a very challenging season, a handful of northern Italian olive oil producers struck gold at the 2022 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition. Producers demonstrated their resilience in the face of weather extremes. However, the ungenerous spring and summer led to significantly lower yields in most areas of northern Italy. “It has been a very compl...

Despite the consequences of climate change, Italy registered a 15% increase in oil production, with respect to 2020, approaching 2019 in terms of overall output. This year we decided to double our efforts, both when it comes to the Oli d’Italia guide, and in terms of supporting the world of extra virgin olive oil. We decided to start by bringing to...