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Verona, April the 9th 2017 - Olive Oil had a Leading Role at Vinitaly

"Vinitaly, not only about wine" writes Cronache di Gusto. "Olive oil is probably the agricultural product that, with the wine, best represents Sicily and its talents to grow, develop and evolve".

12-14 of March, 2017 - 34th Regional Sicilian Cooks meeting - Villa Colonna is among the sponsors

L'olio di Colonna is among the sponsors of the 34th Regional Sicilian Cooks meeting, that took place in the marvellous city of Taormina.

August 2016 - Il Gambero Rosso

Il Gambero Rosso, well known italian food magazine, inside August 2016 issue talks about mounts Nebrodi and Villa Colonna in the Travel section. Here, there is a selection from the piece.

August 2016 - Olive Oil Times

Villa Colonna is mentioned in the piece: ''Farmers in Italy Optimistic as Harvest Season Nears'', by Ylenia Granitto, published on Olive Oil Times, the world's #1 source for the latest olive oil news and information.

June 2016 - 6th Regional Competition for Olive Oils, Ficarra (ME)

L'olio di Colonna was awarded twice at the 6th Regional Competition for Olive Oils that took place in Ficarra (ME), winning a First Prize in the “Sicilia” - lightly fruity category, and again a First Prize in the “Monocultivar” - lightly fruity category. Here, there is the competition rank.

April the 21st 2016 - AVPA Award – Paris 2016

L'olio di Colonna won the Gourmet Diploma for the "Medium ripe fruity" category, during the AVPA Contest 2016, Agence pour la Valorisation des Produits Agricoles.

Villa Colonna at EXPO 2015

All the best pictures taken at Expo

August the 28th 2015 - Nebrodi Plus GAL on ''La Repubblica''

"La Repubblica", one of the most important italian daily newspapers, relates about "GAL Nebrodi Plus" activities at EXPO 2015. GAL, Group for Local Action, is an association estabilished to promote and develop turism in the Nebrodi's area. Here the newspaper pieces.

August 2015 - 5th Regional Competition for Olive Oils, Ficarra (ME)

L'olio di Colonna was awarded the second prize in the "Sicilia" category at the Regional Competition for Olive Oils.

July the 26th 2015 - Sicily's Restaurant Guide 2015-2016 by ''La Repubblica''

"La Repubblica", one of the most important italian daily newspapers, publish in Villa Niscemi, Palermo, "Sicily's Restaurant Guide 2015-2016", a collection of thousands profiles about restaurants, pizzerias and inns in Sicily; moreover, 444 pubs, 61 street food locations, 108 farm holydays, 49 catering, 81 wine producers and 35 oil producers can be found. Here our farm profile can be read.

July the 23rd 2015 - L'Italo-Americano

L'Italo-Americano, a californian newspaper, in today's "Top Stories" section, writes about Villa Colonna and its products, and about EXPO 2015 partecipation.

May the 22nd, 2015 - Concorso Regionale degli Oli Extravergini di Oliva Siciliani, Aidone (EN)

The firm was rewarded with an honorable mention at the Regional Competition for Extra Virgin Olive Oils, 2015 edition, that took place in Aidone (EN).

May 2015 - Milan Expo 2015

Villa Colonna takes part in Expo, the Universal Exhibition that Italy will host from May 1st to October 31st, 2015, as Bio mediterraneum cluster member. Regione Sicilia is the Official Partner of the cluster. Villa Colonna oil is the protagonist from the 20th to the 27th of July and again in September.

April 2015 - L'Olio di Colonna was included in the 2015 MERUM catalogue, ranking the best italian Olive Oils

L'Olio di colonna is now part of the 2015 MERUM catalogue. Merum is a german magazine focused on italian wine and olive oil industries; they publish yearly the rank of the best italian olive oils. L'Olio di colonna is now part of them.

April 2015 - ''L'Olio di Colonna'' included in the ''XII Rassegna degli oli Monovarietali'' - Twelfth Exposition of single Cultivar Oils

L'Olio di Colonna, ranking 8 to ASSAM Panel Test, will take part in the Twelfth Exposition of single Cultivar Oils and will be included in the 2015 edition of the related catalog. Chemical and sensory data relate to the test, will be used to update the single cultivar oil database. The Twelfth Exposition of single Cultivar Oils will show in San Benedetto del Tronto (AP) on June the 20th and 21st 2015.

June 2014 - 4th Regional Competition for Olive Oils, Ficarra (ME)

The firm was rewarded with an honorable mention for the special commitment in olive growing in the Nebrodi's area.

Le Strade dei Sapori

Villa Colonna belongs to the "Strade dei Sapori dei Nebrodi", an association promoted by Nebrodi's Park. "Le strade dei sapori" are "tours" inside Nebrodi's Park, which create a network of farm holiday accommodations and extra-hospitality services. "Le strade dei sapori" are the perfect way to appreciate and enjoy the touristic offer of the district, characterized by a very rich naturalistic, historical and cultural heritage.

April 2013 - 3th Regional Competition for Olive Oils, Ficarra (ME)

L'olio di Colonna was awarded the third prize in the "Sicilia Bio" category at the Regional Competition for Olive Oils, taking place in the astounding Convent of Frati Minori Osservanti, in Ficarra (ME). This little Sicilian town inspired the Italian writer Tomasi di Lampedusa, who sojourned in Ficarra while writing his famous masterpiece, "Il Gattopardo”.

March 2013 - Olio Capitale Exhibition, Trieste

Villa Colonna participated in "Olio Capitale", an exhibition involving 200 oil producers, with more than 11.000 people attending the show. A summary of the exhibit can be found on the blog Habemus Pappam.

January 2013 - The Oil of the week

"L'olio di Colonna" is the oil of the week on the blog "Cronache di Gusto".

December 2009 - Competition for extravirgin olive oils from Halesa valley, Tusa (ME)

L'olio di Colonna was awarded the first prize in the "Fruttato Intenso" category.

November 2008 - Degustivina 2008 at the railway engines warehouse, Palermo

Villa Colonna was present at "Degustivina", a high quality wine and oil exhibition, set in the old railway engines warehouse of Palermo.

November 2007 - Degustivina 2007 Palazzo Butera, Palermo

Villa Colonna was present at "Degustivina", a high quality wine and oil exhibition, set in the Prince of Butera Palace.