The Imperia olive museum is a must for everyone interested in olives, the history of olives and their gourmet. The museum is located in one of the most important oil-producing regions of the Mediterranean.
The olive groves can be found throughout Italy and are mostly formed by terraces.
The museum is build in a beautiful Art Nouveau building, that is built during the twenties to serve as the headquarter for the Carli brothers.
It is still part of the huge complex of the Carli Imperia. The building was converted into a museum to provide the remarkable collection of objects of the Carli family and to illustrate the historical relationship that describes the development of the olive tree and of civilization in a period of 6000 years.
Of course you can find a shop to buy some souvenirs and nice products based on olives and olive oil.
The museum is opened daily from 9.00 till 12.30 and from 15.00 till 18.30. On Sunday and Monday the museum is closed.
On the website of the museum you can find more information: www.museodellolivo.com.