Museo dell'Olivo

Museo dell'Olivo, Imperia: Hours, Address, Museo dell'Olivo Reviews: 4.5/5

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Museo dell'Olivo

Museo dell'Olivo
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Tualie
Varese, Italy1,186 contributions
Jun 2021
A small museum with expositions of history, development, process and sale of olive oil throughout the centuries; good collection (gathered by the Carli family) of olive oil tins, lamps, cruets; interesting was the reproduction of the interior of an ancient Roman vessel loaded with oil amphorae. Huge factory shop with an extensive variety of olive oil related articles, apart of food, lots of gift ideas.

Well organized areas, friendly for kids, elderly and physically challenged; easily accessible with own parking (a plus in this town!) and not far bus stops; as per my title is nice to spend time there especially when the weather is not good to spend at the beach.
Written August 19, 2021
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yana53
Imperia, Italy20 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Very classy and interesting museum... lots to learn and great buys at the Carli shop.. delicious food and cosmetics based on olive oil
Written June 19, 2018
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Brenda1003
Newport, RI9 contributions
Sep 2014 • Business
This museum, dedicated exclusively to the importance of the oil in the culture, economy and cuisine of Liguria is a must. Don't forget to stop at the nearby Emporio of Olio Carli for the finest oil and pesto to take home.
Written September 21, 2014
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amshoulder
Doorn, The Netherlands8 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Very interesting small museum that shows you just what you need to know about olives. Cheap entry fee (€5 and €2,50 for child/student) and small enough to capture your attention. Handsome shop too. And there is that Italian elegance to it...!
Written June 7, 2018
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H N
Rayfoun, Lebanon29 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
Very good museum. This private initiative is very admirable. The museum is very well done and has a wide and excellent collection. It gives a lot of information on olive oil and olives.
Written April 14, 2018
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Frank v
Maarn, The Netherlands65 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
The 18 rooms tell a story of the origon of olive growing and olive oil producing. The factory started in 1911 and has since then collected a lot of original pieces for the museum. The signs are in Italian so for non italian speaking people take the spoken tour for 3 euro. The shop is also worth a visit to taste and buy some olive based products.
Written July 29, 2016
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Darius-Joseph
Cape Coral, FL50 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
Very interesting history of olive oil. Lots to see in museum. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Gift shop with lots of options and stuff to buy. Highly recommend this especially if you have time to kill in Imperia or surrounding areas.
Written June 20, 2016
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johibbitt
Greater London, UK7 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
This is an excellent museum for adults and children , well displayed with a very informative film on olive production.
Written June 19, 2016
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Jan S
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands241 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
We very much enjoyed our visit here. Especially the videos are very good. The texts on the objects are scarcely translated in english, but the collection is marvellous.
Do not forget to also visit the Carli supermarket nextdoor, where you can taste and buy all their products. They are, though factory made, of pretty good quality.
Written June 16, 2016
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SteveBocc
Durham, NC83 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
A modern gem! Get the audio players if you don't understand Italian.

We learned so much about the cultivation and processing of olives. The museum has a stunning collection of ancient and more recent oil lamps, cruets, and all things oil-related.

Next door is the Emporia, where one can buy oil, cosmetics, and foods made with olive oil. Hard to resist!
Written June 4, 2016
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Museo dell'Olivo is open:
  • Mon - Sat 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM