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Museo dell'Olivo

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Address: Via Garessio 11-13, 18100, Imperia, Italy
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The Factory Tour is Even Better

This complex of Fratelli Carli is a must visit. This is the main HQ and production facility for the family-run company, plus a museum of all the olive oil artifacts they have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This complex of Fratelli Carli is a must visit. This is the main HQ and production facility for the family-run company, plus a museum of all the olive oil artifacts they have collected over the years. Both are worth a visit. We probably enjoyed our private factory tour and company store shopping more than the museum. We left with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Museo dell´Olivo is an inexpensive place to visit where you can learn about the olive oil history. You can see how it was made since roman times and how it impacted Italian history. Right beside it there is a store with a lot of options of olive oil to buy and other delicacies.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very interesting! Staff was very nice. Had a tour in English. We went during the week and was not crowded at all. Walked from Imperia.

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Maarn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 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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