Guided tour

Pula: House of Istrian Olive Oil Museum and Guided Tasting

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Activity provider: Idea Istra d.o.o.

Pula: House of Istrian Olive Oil Museum and Guided Tasting

Activity provider: Idea Istra d.o.o.
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Visit the House of Istrian Olive located in the center of Pula. Learn about the history of olive oil and how it is produced. Take part in a tasting that will teach you everything you need to know about this crucial ingredient.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, German
Audio guide included
English, Dutch, Czech, Croatian, French, Italian, Slovenian, Spanish, Russian, Polish, German, Hungarian

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the history of olive oil in Istria
  • Learn how to recognzie premium extra virgin olive oil
  • Visit our shop with a wide selection of Istrian extra virgin olive oils, brandies, truffles, lavender based cosmetics and souvenirs
Full description
Enter the House of Istrian Olive Oil in the center of Pula. Learn how Romans made olive oil and where and how it was exported. See two short films that show the traditional olive oil making process and how olive oil is made today. Take a seat in the tasting room and take a close look at the taste, aroma, texture, and appearance of high-quality Istrian olive oils, as well as olive oil typically found in a supermarket. Learn how to recognize good from bad olive oils. Understand the positive and negative attributes of Olive Oil. Try a pairing of sweet dessert and olive oil.
Includes
  • Audio guide available in 12 languages
  • Guided tasting of 5 extra virgin olive oils
  • A sweet dessert paired with a selected olive oil
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Very interesting facts about olive oil

    You should definitely visit the Olive Oil Museum in Pula. You learn a lot about the history and peculiarities of olive cultivation and olive oil, and the positive effect on health must be noted. During the tasting included in the tour, you learn to distinguish high-quality from inferior olive oil. Cheap olive oil from the supermarket is completely wrong in taste compared to the high-quality oils. A new aspect for us was that you can safely use high-quality olive oil for frying in the pan. Up to 215 degrees Celsius is not a problem. In addition, there are the healthy ingredients (antioxidants), which are largely retained even at these temperatures. At the end of the rental there was a kind of cream cheese with honey. Then you could drip the corresponding "favorite olive oil" in the desired amount. The combination of sweet and bitter was excellent in taste.

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    July 22, 2019

    Great experience- learnt so much about Olive Oil and enjoyed tasting it. Maya was wonderful. She patiently explained the tasting process and the difference between different olive oils. Afterwards I purchased some good oils and condiments. A guided visit to the museum is highly recommended.

    July 27, 2022

    It was well worth it. Educational and entertaining. Maja was very helpful during the tasting.

    July 15, 2022

    Product ID: 213306