Museum Olei Histriae

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Museum Olei Histriae

Museum Olei Histriae
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The House of Istrian Olive Oil located in the center of Pula tells the story of olive growing in Istria through history to the present day. Discover why Istrian olive oil was highly valued by the ancient Romans and how it was processed. Find out how olive oil is produced today and the secrets of creating an extra virgin olive oil of premium quality. Every visitor can enjoy an expert guided olive oil tasting and education, and find a large selection of top quality Istrian extra virgin olive oils, as well as a range of other Istrian products in the museum shop.
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1-2 hours
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Louis D
London, UK538 contributions
Great tasting with Maya
Aug 2020 • Friends
The museum is just ok - I found the audio guide a bit repetitive with the text on the exhibits and stopped listening fairly early on. However, the tasting was amazing! I learned so much from Maya, who is one of those people who has really found her calling in life. I’ll never buy olive oil the same way (shame on the EU for allowing so much to be labelled as EVOO!), and I’ll always think of Maya when I’m buying olive oil at the supermarket. The oils we tasted were amazing, as was the dessert. Maya recommended the perfect olive oil to enhance it even more. Definitely go for the full experience!
Written August 31, 2020
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Przemek M
3 contributions
Extra virgin
Aug 2020 • Family
Do you know that a lot of Extra virgin olive oils are fakes? How to recognized them you will learn at this museum with degustation option. Really reccomend this.
Written August 28, 2020
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany1,747 contributions
Excellent place if you want to learn about the intricacies of Istrian extra virgin olive oil
Jul 2020
I came here on my own one weekday morning recently and I found that I was practically the only visitor. Having collected my hand held audio device from the reception and extensive shop area, I slowly walked through the exhibition. This takes the visitor through the history of olive growing on the Istrian peninsula from the Roman times until present day. The audio guide, available in various languages, was actually a re-reading of the information on the posters in the exhibition.

I bought the "Gold Experience" for 130 Kuna (ca. 17,40€) which included a special tasting of the various olive oils featured here. This is held in a separate room, resembling the chemistry laboratory of my school days way back when. I had the pleasure of a private sitting with Tina. She expertly took me through the Powerpoint presentation to prepare me for my tastings and to advise me on what to look for in a genuine extra virgin olive oil from Istria. This started with the comparison with two such oils and one that you can buy in any supermarket labelled "Produce of many EU countries" type. I also learned to buy oil that has been crushed locally - actually within 48 hours from harvesting. So labels telling you that the oil were prepared a long way from where the olives were harvested should be avoided if you want the real, tasty thing!

With my purchase of the Gold Experience I then went on to try five more samples - both from olive crushed from one variety or another and blends. Very intriguing.

To top off my special tasting experience I was offered a small surprise dessert. I can't reveal what it was or it won't be a surprise for you. Needless to say that the extra drizzle of olive oil made all the difference to this sweet end to my visit.

I appreciated the almost private tour experience here but I feel for the staff who deserve to have more visitors in such a busy month as July. Anyway, armed with bottles of some of the best olive oils that I had sampled, I went off to now stun the rest of my family with my new found knowledge.
Written August 4, 2020
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kateorozco76
Stuttgart, Germany1 contribution
Different, unique and fun
Jul 2020
We are a family that likes to include food tours when we travel. Since Pula is a smaller, less touristy city this was the closest we could find. It did not disappoint. The staff is lovey and very knowledgable. We toured the museum and did a basic tasting. I never knew there was so much to know about something I use almost every day. Even our three children took part in the tasting, and were entertained.
Written August 2, 2020
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curtispat
Philadelphia, PA48 contributions
Learned A lot in 90 minutes
Oct 2019 • Couples
During our 90 minute visit we spent about 45 minutes visiting the historical presentation of olive oil production and different forms of control throughout history. We spent the next 45 minutes with Tina who took us through a tasting where we learned the intricacies of the types and uses of olive oils. Needless to say, not all olive oils are the same and we came away feeling that we had an amateur’s appreciation for the differences. If you like olive oil and would like to increase your knowledge of it, you will enjoy this visit and Tina’s expertise and personality.
Written October 26, 2019
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Cliff Wilson
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,093 contributions
Unique place to go
Oct 2019 • Couples
Lovely staff and welcome. Some interesting and great products to buy.

They have a wonderful knowledge of the food cx
Written October 25, 2019
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Cholseyman132
Wallingford, UK50 contributions
The Olive Oil Museum
Oct 2019
Came away having learnt something new. A must for those who like to know more about this important commodity and food.
Written October 15, 2019
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Linda M
Liverpool, UK24 contributions
A bit boring
Oct 2019
You really need to be an olive oil geek to enjoy this place! And why was the commentary Irish?! Didn’t feel very authentic
Written October 13, 2019
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KellyBrighouse
Brighouse, UK153 contributions
Pula Holiday
Oct 2019
Our 1st morning it rained really heavily, so wanted something to do indoors, so glad we chose this, this story is amazing, definately recommend adding the tasting at the end. We learnt so much about the different qualities of oil. The staff here are all very helpful and enthusiastic about the subject.
Written October 12, 2019
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Helen G
Haverigg, UK11 contributions
Very informative and interesting
Oct 2019 • Couples
Excellent museum with brilliant tasting experience- the guide was very friendly , knowledgeable and interesting.
Written October 12, 2019
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