The "Olive Tree Civilization" Museum


The Sommariva Museum located along the walls not far from Porta Torlaro, is entirely dedicated to the civilization of oil. In these spaces you can see and touch the whole history of one of the oldest and most important works in the Liguria region.

After the expansion works started in 2008 and finished in 2010, the Sommariva Museum "Civiltà dell'Olio" has grown from 200 to 400 square meters and is now connected by an underground tunnel to the Frantoio, in operation since 1915, thus creating a single space entirely dedicated to the world of oil and its production.

It contains the whole history of the oil civilization, but also a lot of contemporary art from painting, through sculpture to photography; in fact, in these rooms the Sommariva family offers artists the opportunity to exhibit their works.