We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Museo dell'Olivo

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Via Garessio 11-13, 18100, Imperia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0183 295762
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 254 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A nice place to learn about olive oil

The Museo dell´Olivo is an inexpensive place to visit where you can learn about the olive oil history. You can see how it was made since roman times and how it impacted Italian... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Giulia G
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 26: English reviews
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museo dell´Olivo is an inexpensive place to visit where you can learn about the olive oil history. You can see how it was made since roman times and how it impacted Italian history. Right beside it there is a store with a lot of options of olive oil to buy and other delicacies.

Helpful?
Thank Giulia G
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very interesting! Staff was very nice. Had a tour in English. We went during the week and was not crowded at all. Walked from Imperia.

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer S
Maarn, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The 18 rooms tell a story of the origon of olive growing and olive oil producing. The factory started in 1911 and has since then collected a lot of original pieces for the museum. The signs are in Italian so for non italian speaking people take the spoken tour for 3 euro. The shop is also worth a visit to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Frank v
Fort Myers, Florida
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Very interesting history of olive oil. Lots to see in museum. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Gift shop with lots of options and stuff to buy. Highly recommend this especially if you have time to kill in Imperia or surrounding areas.

Helpful?
1 Thank Darius J
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is an excellent museum for adults and children , well displayed with a very informative film on olive production.

Helpful?
1 Thank johibbitt
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Level Contributor
151 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our visit here. Especially the videos are very good. The texts on the objects are scarcely translated in english, but the collection is marvellous. Do not forget to also visit the Carli supermarket nextdoor, where you can taste and buy all their products. They are, though factory made, of pretty good quality.

Helpful?
1 Thank Jan S
Durham, North Carolina
Level Contributor
54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

A modern gem! Get the audio players if you don't understand Italian. We learned so much about the cultivation and processing of olives. The museum has a stunning collection of ancient and more recent oil lamps, cruets, and all things oil-related. Next door is the Emporia, where one can buy oil, cosmetics, and foods made with olive oil. Hard to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank SteveBocc
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
106 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Olives are not just about oil and jars of table olives. This small modern museum presents the story of olive cultivation over a course of probably 7000 years. Displays are excellent with plenty of room to appreciate the exhibits, everything from the tiniest alabaster jar or oil lamp to room sized oil presses. Some large exhibits also have working models... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Philip M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Impressive location and museum. All the place is great and is worth for sure a visit if you are in the region

Helpful?
Thank Carlo C
Fayence, France
Level Contributor
145 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

We visited in February 2016. Olive trees are not a lovely; we have forty trunks and until the romance wore off, we made our own. What you take away from a visit to this magnificent museum is a thorough understanding of olive oil from seed to final product. The culture surrounding olive oil is displayed in some of the best... More 

Helpful?
Thank Whitebeard83

Travellers who viewed Museo dell'Olivo also viewed

Imperia, Italian Riviera
Imperia, Italian Riviera
 
Imperia, Italian Riviera
 

Been to Museo dell'Olivo? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Museo dell'Olivo and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Museo dell'Olivo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?