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Hiking the Cinque Terre

What’s happening at Cinque Terre? By far the most popular hike in Italy connects the 5 fishing villages of the Cinque Terre, along the coast of southern Liguria. Some parts of this trek might have “Easy” labels, but you still need to take them seriously. Climbers report how they mistakenly thought this was an easy …

Italy running out of olive oil

Italian olive oil will run out ‘within weeks’ February 14 2019 in the The Times These ancient olive trees are very healthy at Casa Meleto in Sinalunga, Tuscany. Italy will run out of homegrown olive oil by April because of freak weather and a disease that has devastated olive harvests and will probably send supermarket …

Olive oil harvest tradition Lucca Tuscany

The arrival of late autumn in Lucca, Tuscany, signals the season of the traditional olive harvest for pressing oil. Most of the area’s farmers are deeply committed to organic and biodynamic agriculture. They use the ancient method to cold-press the olives under a mill wheel on the day of the harvest. Have a look at …

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