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Frantoio Ipogeo di Palazzo Granafei

Via Antonietta de Pace 87 | Di fronte al Museo civico, 73014, Gallipoli, Italy
+39 0833 264242
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The museum does a good job of sharing the lives and work of people in the olive oil producing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
HVwriter
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Falls Village, Connecticut
Small but informative history nugget

Pocket hole of history easy consumed by the provision of written and voiced guides in several... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Sam M
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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They extend underground for about 200 square meters, Below the buildings D'Acugna and fats, which face onto Via Antonietta De Pace. Our Gallipoli are the property of the Association Gallipoli Nostra, which in 1988 had them fully restored and opened to the public use. Inside were reconstructed models of the eighteenth century, some presses Calabrese (two large screws). Originals are, however, the press Genovese (a single screw) and a few presses of the nineteenth century. The visit is particularly challenging with the help of expert guides, who make known to the visitor the techniques and phases of olive oil, thus reliving significant moments in history and local culture, as well as in times when for food oil was marketed primarily for industrial uses (in the carding of wool - especially so required by Paesidel Northern Europe, Sweden and England in the head) and for public and private lighting.
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Via Antonietta de Pace 87 | Di fronte al Museo civico, 73014, Gallipoli, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum does a good job of sharing the lives and work of people in the olive oil producing industry in times past. It is well worth a visit!

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Pocket hole of history easy consumed by the provision of written and voiced guides in several languages including English. Really well laid out and extremely interesting portrayal of local oil production and export along with its use throughout the ages. Well worth a look

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This was new to us. Small but well kept informative exhibition about the important Oil making history.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

For €3 each, this was an interesting and diverting way to spend 25 minutes. There is an english speaking tape giving visitors the background to how the facility worked and the low ceiling heights and the warmth underground, quickly gives an impression of how difficult...More

2  Thank MartinRogkins
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is the only for public available old olive oil mill in the historic centre of Gallipoli. You can experience how they worked here and it seems to be that this was not funny at all! The cellar is approx 2 meters high and the...More

2  Thank Rene K
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is an amazing peek into the economic history of this beautiful place. We were touched by the difficult conditions and hard labor from humans and animals that were the backbone of the culture's economy. Well worth the small entrance fee.

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Reviewed 14 October 2015

A fascinating history behind the production of olive oil, a very good English commentary was provided.

1  Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

interesting to discover how there were producing olive oil in hypogean "frantoio"( means an old system to crash olives in a cave )

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Amazing! Even though it was closed the guide arrived after we talked to people in the bar nearby and unlocked the frantoio and revealed all its secrets during a short visit. Extraordinary place, a hidden treasure of ancient history.

1  Thank Rita-Eddi
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

This is a large formerly commercial olive oil production site dug out of the limestone under the Palace. It costs €1.50 to get in, and is well worth the money. The rooms, dating from the 17th century, were restored by a local association and preserve...More

1  Thank btbishop
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