Italian Olive Oil: Everything You Need to Know

Nov 10, 2022 403

Italy has some of the oldest surviving olive trees in the world (some of them have been going strong for an estimated 3000-4000 years), but olive oil has been around for much longer than this, since at least 4,000 BC.

It was initially the ancient Greeks who dominated olive oil production, with olive trees first introduced into southern Italy around 800 BC as Greece expanded its colonies across the Mediterranean.

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