Slippery Business: A Look at Olive Oil Fraud in Italy and Beyond
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Slippery Business: A Look at Olive Oil Fraud in Italy and Beyond

Olive oil “fraud” in Italy is rampant. In fact, tons of so-called “extra virgin olive oil” is made from “illegal importations of seed oil and cheap olive oil from outside the E.U.” In the most recent New Yorker, Tom Mueller discusses the increasingly corrupt business that has become the olive oil trade. In 1997 and…

Getting Into the Vatican Museums
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Getting Into the Vatican Museums

It’s getting ever more difficult to get into the Vatican Museums. The museums, Musei Vaticani in Italian, are home to some of the world’s most precious and recognizable Western art including Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. The Vatican recently raised prices for a non-guided visit and, according to the New York Times, the Museums are…

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Welcome to the Italofile – your resource for Italy travel information. Bear with us – we’ll be up and running soon. In the meantime, we recommend the following guides for planning your next trip to Italy: The Unofficial Guide to Central Italy Michelin Green Guide Tuscany Frommer’s Italy 2006 Italy Eyewitness Travel Guide