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Museo dell'Olivo

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Address: Via Garessio 11-13, 18100, Imperia, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 0183 295762
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Small but interesting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Maarn, The Netherlands
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Maarn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

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.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is an excellent museum for adults and children , well displayed with a very informative film on olive production.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

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.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

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... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Olives are not just about oil and jars of table olives. This small modern museum presents the story of olive cultivation over a course of probably 7000 years. Displays are excellent with plenty of room to appreciate the exhibits, everything from the tiniest alabaster jar or oil lamp to room sized oil presses. Some large exhibits also have working models... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Impressive location and museum. All the place is great and is worth for sure a visit if you are in the region

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Fayence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We visited in February 2016. Olive trees are not a lovely; we have forty trunks and until the romance wore off, we made our own. What you take away from a visit to this magnificent museum is a thorough understanding of olive oil from seed to final product. The culture surrounding olive oil is displayed in some of the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I was there with my daughter, she was 11 that time. We both had great time. Museum in old (and still working!) factory, what makes you feeling it is something real, genuine, not just attraction prepared for tourists. Not very big, but super modern, with movies, different presentations.. On the end one may see real modern factory by big windows... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We visited the museum to kill a couple of hours. It's an interesting place although it would help if some of the legends were multi-lingual. Also by visiting the museum you get 10% of in their shop which is well stocked with a multitude of Carli products. A lot of the items were available to taste before choosing. I would... More 

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