The olive oil museum is located at Masseria Sant’Angelo de Graecis, well-known as Abbazia di San Lorenzo, thanks to the name of the saint whom its ancient church is dedicated to. Since 1798 it is property of the family Colucci- Amati.
The museum is an eighteenth-century oil mill , here it is possible to see the various tools and machineries used in the olive oil production: the millstone, pools where the oil was collected , the fiscoli ( particular type of fibrous mats used in filtering the olives’ paste), the frangisansa (machinery used in the oil extraction) and big wooden presses placed along the central hall. All of these tools are collected and preserved because of their strict connection with the history of the farm that has been involved in the oil production for ages also thanks to a 60 hectares olive trees field that surrounds it.
The museum is open on Fridays, Saturdays and non-working days from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The entry is free.
For further information visit the web site http://www.abbaziasanlorenzo.it/en/attraction/oil-museum/