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MOO Museo dell'Olivo e dell'Olio

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Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 10, 06089 Torgiano, Italy
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MOO Olive and Oil Museum Housed in what was once an olive oil mill, the...

MOO Olive and Oil Museum Housed in what was once an olive oil mill, the museum describes the history and techniques of cultivation and extraction through the mythological origins of the olive tree. It illustrates the use of olive oil as a source of light and heat, in religion, medicine, nutrition, sports and cosmetics. It also highlights the role of the olive tree and its oil as a significant element in the collective imagination, with its symbolic, propitiatory and magical-therapeutic values.

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Relaxing and interesting

We went to the olive oil museum as an added value to the wine museum tour. My husband and I found it to be informative and interesting. The English audio guide leaves some things... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2015
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Wallingford, Vermont
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Wallingford, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

We went to the olive oil museum as an added value to the wine museum tour. My husband and I found it to be informative and interesting. The English audio guide leaves some things out, but we enjoyed the time spent. The Synagogue oil lamps were of a particular interest to us.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Just around the corner from the Torgiano wine museum is the olive museum. If you got the audio guide at the wine museum, they will reset it for the olive museum. Like its sister wine museum, this is the collection of a single family and they begin with how long olive trees live bearing fruit and the enormous number of... More 

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fondazionelungarotti, coordinatrice Fondazione Lungarotti at MOO Museo dell'Olivo e dell'Olio, responded to this review

Dear Victoria, many thanks for you kind review and for the detailed description of our museum, so precious for us! Best regards, Lucia Maria Tremonte More 

London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Some really interesting historical pieces. The audio guide is very informative. A little museum very well set out and holds hidden delights in its nooks and crannies.

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fondazionelungarotti, Coordinatrice Fondazione Lungarotti at MOO Museo dell'Olivo e dell'Olio, responded to this review

Dear Lizbet, may thanks for you kind review regarding our museums in Torgiano. We are glad taht you enjoyed the Oilve and Oil Museum itinerary too. Best wishes, Lucia Maria Tremonte More 

Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

My husband and I took the bus to Torgiano to see the Olive and Oil Museum. After one of the best lunch experiences, we found the museum but it was closed. We asked at the tourist information office ( we were there in November, a quiet time), the helpful person made a phone call and Gian Luca came and opened... More 

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fondazionelungarotti, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at MOO Museo dell'Olivo e dell'Olio, responded to this review

Dear Maggie, many thanks for your kind review, precious for us. We hope you could come back in Torgiano to visit also the Wine Museum and to re-experience another magical time in Italy. Best wishes More 

Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

Very well put together museum. The old olive presses are very interesting and informative. The entrance fee includes an audio guide and entrance to the wine museum as well as a free tasting in the wine museum shop. I suggest you make sure you have enough time to do both as they are equally worthwhile.

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fondazionelungarotti, responsabile Fondazione Lungarotti at MOO Museo dell'Olivo e dell'Olio, responded to this review

I agree with you, the MOO deserves the same time as the MUVIT for the visit, because they both have as its main theme a very important product and rich in history. Thank you so much for your kind words. Best wishes More 

Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

Our visit to the olive museum at Torgiano exceeded all our expectations and therefore encourages us to recommend it to other visitors and residents in Umbria who may be interested in learning more about the olive, the spread of olive cultivation from the Mediterranean to the New World, and the enormous cultural and historical importance of olive oil. The exposition... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

This small, modern museum is housed in a restored medieval building that is the site of a former oil press. The tour of the museum provides information about the cultivation of olive trees, as well as ancient and modern methods of producing olive oil. The importance of the oil as an essential food, palliative, and source of light is illustrated... More 

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Kaštela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

Museo dell'olivo e dell'Ollio derived from wine museum in Torgiano. So the basic way of interpreting theme is very similar. Importance of olive oil in a everyday life of ancient and modern civilisations who lived in mediterranian basin is presented in a way that gives you an owerall picture. Olive oil had great impact in economy, diet, religion, sport, cosmetics... More 

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fondazionelungarotti, Responsabile Fondazione Lungarotti at MOO Museo dell'Olivo e dell'Olio, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you so much for your nice and generous opinion, very important for us. Best regards, Raffaella Sforza More 

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