Italy

Aug. 4, 2022

Thousands of Olive Trees Destroyed by Wildfires in Tuscany

High temperatures, windy weather and dry soil served as a catalyst for the estimated 279 wildfires burning across the central Italian region.

Aug. 3, 2022

A New Project to Promote Olive Oil Roads in Puglia

A new law provides funds to mark dedicated networks of olive oil roads, including farmers, tourism venues, millers and local municipalities.

Aug. 3, 2022

Food Health App Receives Green Light in Italy After Curtailing Nutri-Score Influence

The Yuka app will lower the importance of a food item’s Nutri-Score ranking and give more emphasis to micronutrients and additives.

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Aug. 1, 2022

Xylella Fastidiosa Containment Protocol Proves Effective in Puglia

Groves following the treatment protocol to prevent the spread of the disease are healthy and produce award-winning olive oil.

Jul. 19, 2022

Sicilian and Sardinian Growers Triumph in World Competition

The judges acknowledged the results of a growing organic approach and an established know-how from producers on Italy’s two largest islands.

Jul. 18, 2022

New Financial Aid for Apulian Millers Crippled by Xylella Fastidiosa

Millers will be eligible for payments of up to €200,000. The new €35 million funding is part of the broader olive sector recovery plan.

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Jul. 5, 2022

European Union Expands Monte de Etna PDO Territory in Sicily

The expansion means the potential production of Monte de Etna PDO extra virgin olive oil could double.

Jul. 5, 2022

Italy’s Farmhouses Enjoy a Post-Pandemic Boom

A new study found that more than seven in 10 Italians plan to visit a local farmhouse this summer.

Jun. 28, 2022

Italy to Provide €1.5M to Develop Pakistani Olive Oil Sector

In the latest chapter of cooperation between the two countries, Italy will help improve production technology and promote olive oil’s health benefits.

Jun. 27, 2022

Riccardo Cassetta Elected as Assitol President

The Italian Association of the Edible Oil Industry also elected several vice-presidents and new board members.

Jun. 27, 2022

Olive Oil Production Revived in The Former Papal States

In Latina and Frisone, just south of Rome, producers are working to increase yields and quality while promoting oleotourism and their historic connection to the Vatican.

Jun. 22, 2022

Northern Italy's Drought Continues to Worsen

Farmers’ associations estimate that crop yields will be significantly impacted as local authorities put limits on the amount of water available for irrigation.

Jun. 22, 2022

Italian Producers Again the Most Awarded in World Competition

Despite a challenging season, Italian producers earned 158 awards at the NYIOOC World Competition and led the way with organic olive oils too.

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May. 3, 2022

Italy to Invest €3 Billion in Olive Oil Sector in Bid to Boost Production and Quality

The funds will come from a combination of national and European schemes to help improve infrastructure, technology and knowledge.

Apr. 28, 2022

Authorities in Italy Envision a Post-Xylella Puglia

Italian authorities have earmarked €50 million to help private businesses plant new crops in destroyed olive groves and improve overall biodiversity in the region.

Apr. 25, 2022

Olive Oil Production Continues at Historic Home of Emperor Hadrian

The annual production of centuries and millennia-old olive trees promotes Villa Adriana’s historical and cultural importance to Italy’s capital region.

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.

Apr. 5, 2022

Italy Earmarks  €100 Million to Upgrade Its Olive Mills

The funds will be used to improve quality and energy efficiency by upgrading milling equipment. Money will also be provided for renewable energy projects.

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

First Vodka Made With Olive Oil Released in Italy

Its creator said extra virgin olive oil adds a velvety texture to the vodka and is just the latest iteration in an ongoing trend of olive oil mixing with alcohol.

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.

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