Top Scores in Flos Olei 2017

What does it take to win a top score in Flos Olei 2017?  The rankings are based on a comprehensive evaluation and tasting of the olive oils submitted by each farm (and not all are from Italy!). For “The Best” Continue reading Top Scores in Flos Olei 2017

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

Three Tuscan Towns

Three Tuscan Towns Even if you visited once or twice, you might have missed much of Tuscany because it is so big.  In land area, Tuscany is Italy’s fourth largest region but much of it is mountainous and covered in Continue reading Three Tuscan Towns

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

Discovering Puglia: Cuisine and Olive Oil

Imagine this train ride through Puglia where you can discover the cuisine and olive oil: Look out the window and you’ll gaze at Puglia. What do you see? Whitewashed hill towns, miles and miles of coastline, the unique architecture of Trulli, and Continue reading Discovering Puglia: Cuisine and Olive Oil

Best Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils

  One from each recognized producer! Fattoria Ramerino Primus Bio, La Poderina Toscana Oro Bio, Dievole DOP Chianti Classico, Quattrociocchi Olivastro Bio, Titone Bio DOP Valli Trapanesi, Rosso Grand Cru from Villa Zottopera, and Frantoi Cutrera Primo DOP.   Tops Continue reading Best Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils

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

Flos Olei Launch: NYC

On a blustery, snowy, February day, Marco Oreggia brought a group of internationally renowned olive oil producers, including almost two dozen of Italy’s best olive oil producers to New York, to launch his 2016 guide. Olive and and wine were Continue reading Flos Olei Launch: NYC

60 Minutes Investigation: Agromafia Olive Oil Fraud

Agromafia is a term many learned in the 60 Minutes story on January 3, 2016, kicking off the new year with an olive oil expose. 60 Minutes, together with Tom Mueller (author of Extravirginity), and the Italian government’s “Food FBI” Continue reading 60 Minutes Investigation: Agromafia Olive Oil Fraud

Grandmothers and Italian American Heritage

In this fabulous job at Olio2go, we are immersed in Italian culture and reminded of Italian-American experiences on a daily basis. We have memories of our grandparents who bridged cultures in small towns, our own travels to Italy, and our Continue reading Grandmothers and Italian American Heritage