About O’live & Italy

“O’Live & Italy” is a project for the development and disclosure of the olive oil culture

The Project

The cultural project is designed with different activities throughout the year, both for Italian and foreigners. Revolves around the re-discovery of the culture of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. All activities will be bilingual (Italian-English). They will also be involved small local producers (cultural and gastronomic). These activities will be repeatable over the years, so as to become a reference point for fans from around the world. The headquarters of the Association is the Casa del Tempo Ritrovato an old restored country house, where it operates a small B&B.


Master for O’Live Expert & Taster, professional course

A course in English and Italian, with a duration of 5 days, in spring, always during the week before Vinitaly in Verona.
At the theoretical courses with high qualified instructors (bilingual) and more than 40 tasting of oils will fallow, in the evening, special cultural dinners in restaurants with a choice of local dishes combined with the Oils tasted during the day. The accomodation will be part in the headquarters and part in the area’s B&B. At the end of the Master, on Sunday we will go to Sol & Agrifood (inside Vinitaly) to meet oil producers and taste more oils :-)!!! All the Master’s participants are invited!

Tastings during the year

During the year are organized olive oil tastings and / or introductory courses. The courses are aimed at Italian and foreign. The tastings will be held by Maria Paola Gabusi or other high qualified professional  tasters.

Courses’ Headquarter

The course location will be the barn of the Casa del Tempo Ritrovato.

Maripa Queendom

Progetto scuola

L’associazione si propone di offrire gratuitamente alle scuole interessate dei corsi introduttivi per ragazzi (scuole medie e superiori) alla conoscenza e assaggio dell’olio da olive. Durata corso 2-3-ore.

C.V. Maria Paola Gabusi