Where to Go in Lazio

Are you considering Where to Go in Lazio? We’ve compiled a list of Lazio Travel Guides. Let it be said: There’s Rome — and there’s everywhere else. If this is your second (third, fourth…) trip to Rome, it is time Continue reading Where to Go in Lazio

Lazio, The Region of Rome

Lazio, the Region of Rome, is known as Latium in Latin. It is the region of the Etruscans – the founders of Rome and Viterbo. Outside of Rome, the region’s rural economy is dominated by agriculture, including cultivation of wine grapes, Continue reading Lazio, The Region of Rome

The History of Laudemio in Tuscany

The History of Laudemio in Tuscany. It all began in the winter of 1985 with a terrible freeze that killed thousands upon thousands of olive trees through Tuscany. The losses suffered by many in the region became the focus for Continue reading The History of Laudemio in Tuscany

King Giorgio Franci, Genuinely Loved

In the years we have been importing olive oil, there is no producer more revered than Giorgio Franci. His peers stand in awe as they call him King Giorgio. They appreciate his skills and knowledge and he is held in Continue reading King Giorgio Franci, Genuinely Loved

Trip Report: Chilometrezero

In May we visited Italy and the theme of this trip was “chilometrezero” or “Km 0” for short. This is a trend in Italy that promotes the use of entirely locally produced products, not to be confused with the movie Continue reading Trip Report: Chilometrezero

From Estate to Enoteca: Wine Tours in Italy, Part 2

Following on to our popular guest post on Wine and Olive Oil Tours from Pamela Sheldon Johns, we have even more ideas for Wine Touring throughout Italy. If you are one who likes to plan everything to the smallest detail, Continue reading From Estate to Enoteca: Wine Tours in Italy, Part 2

Q&A Wine and Olive Oil Tours in Tuscany

Olio2go Travel Guide, Guest Post by Pamela Sheldon Johns   Photo Credit: Jeff Chandler A word about etiquette for wine-and-olive-oil tourists in Italy, with everything from how to book a tour, what to expect on a tour, what to pay Continue reading Q&A Wine and Olive Oil Tours in Tuscany

A Gentle Look at Funeral Posters

Step back in time with a visit to a small town in Molise. On our journey to Mirabello Sannitico we encountered this notice board, a small town tradition that dates back decades, if not centuries. Pre-dating electronic communications, this is Continue reading A Gentle Look at Funeral Posters

Driving In Italy: Two Women on the Road

In the advance of the Olio Capitale fair in Trieste in March, two of us spent the week touring Italy, with hundreds of kilometers added to the car. From Rome to Campobasso, to Monticchiello (near Montepulciano in Tuscany), to Bologna, Continue reading Driving In Italy: Two Women on the Road