Category Archives: Olivo

Italy is the place to be

In 2017, the Bloomberg Global Health Index rated Italy number 1 out of 163 countries for a long and healthy life.  Every country in the index was evaluated based on diverse variables: life expectancy, causes of death, health risks such … Continue reading

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Olive oil passed off as extravirgin

Under investigation for fraud by a Turin prosecutor are 7 large Italian companies.  The olive oil producers—Carapelli, Bertolli, Santa Sabina, Coricelli, Sasso, Primadonna, and Antica Badia—are being investigated for selling simple virgin olive oil as extravirgin.  From tested samples, it … Continue reading

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Cambiamenti climatici portano a cambiamenti nell’agricoltura

Il comune e la provincia di Sondrio sono nella regione della Lombardia nella Valtellina.  Sondrio è una cittadina montana nell’estremo nord dell’Italia.  È nota come una piccola città dove l’uomo ha dimostrato la sua ingegnosità terrazzando aspre terre che oggi … Continue reading

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Climate changes lead to changes in agriculture

The town and province of Sondrio is in the Valtellina area of Lombardy.  Sondrio is a mountain town in the extreme north of Italy.  It is noted as a city where man demonstrated his ingenuity in terracing the harsh land … Continue reading

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Tre signori…e due signore…da Verona: Parte I

This summer Bill and I had the pleasure and honor to host several wonderful “kids” in their 20s from Verona.  It all started with Jacopo, the pianist whom I featured in a former post.  He is now attending the Thornton … Continue reading

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L’olio d’oliva

Olive oil, of course, is becoming more and more popular in the United States.  While Spain produces the most in the world, there seems to be some cachet in having “Imported from Italy” on the label…so much so that there … Continue reading

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Welcome to L’olivo

Welcome to the first entry of my blog, the only one that will be written solely in English.  I am starting “L’OLIVO” to share my passion for all things Italian—travel, culture, art, food, music, language—with the hope that you will share … Continue reading

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