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Museum Olei Histriae, Pula

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At the heart of Pula, Museum Olei Histriae narrates the history of olive growing in Istria. When you visit the museum, you'll find out just why ancient Romans valued Istrian olive oil and how it was produced in those days. You'll also discover how olive oil production changed in the medieval times, and how extra virgin olive oil of premium quality is produced today. Every visit includes a tasting of oils by different Istrian producers--it's the ideal opportunity to sample varietal oils and a range of blends. Admission includes an audio guide in 12 languages. Kids corner caters to families, so parents can enjoy the tasting while the little ones are entertained. Check the website for more details. To visit Museum Olei Histriae and get the most from your holiday in Pula, create itinerary details personal to you using our Pula road trip planner.
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  • We had a pleasant hour learning about the history of olive oil. Nicely laid out museum with very helpful staff and a good shop. We didn’t do the tasting but that looked good too. Haven’t given it 5... 
    We had a pleasant hour learning about the history of olive oil. Nicely laid out museum with very helpful staff and a good shop. We didn’t do the tasting but that looked good too. Haven’t given it 5...  more »
  • Many great facts about the history of olive oil within the Isteria region. Included tasting session which was an eye opener on the tastes and content of good and bad extra virgin olive oils 
    Many great facts about the history of olive oil within the Isteria region. Included tasting session which was an eye opener on the tastes and content of good and bad extra virgin olive oils  more »
  • Lovely museum very close to the amphitheater of Pula, with air conditioning and a particularly charming gift shop. The ladies who work there are welcoming and helpful with bright smiles and a very... 
    Lovely museum very close to the amphitheater of Pula, with air conditioning and a particularly charming gift shop. The ladies who work there are welcoming and helpful with bright smiles and a very...  more »
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  • The lady who helped me and who did the tasting was very kind and helpful! It is because of her enthusiasm I enjoyed my visit so much. I learned a lot about the history and how I can taste the difference between good olive oil and cheap one. Would definitely recommend!
  • This is a fantastic museum with lots of interesting, well presented information. We learned the history of oil production, the social aspects and some chemistry! We had the Gold Experience which was amazing with 10 oils to smell and taste and a surprise dessert! The tasting was expertly presented and we now know how to tell a true extra virgin oil. This is a must do on any visit to Pula!
  • It's not somewhere I would think to go in advance, but we were walking past and thought hmm that could be interested. The exhibit detailing the roman olive oil trade and the politics of the industry, aswell as the methods for creating olive oil was fascinating. We also did the tasting and what sounds like a dull exercise was incredibly interesting and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend making a point to visit this museum
  • We chose the gold experience, and loved Maya as our olive oil guide!! She gave us a great experience and was very personable. I am so happy we chose this experience and woukd rec comes to everyone who visits Pula!!!
  • We did the Green Experience and found it to be excellent. The museum itself is very interesting and the oil tasting was superb - very informative.

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