Extra virgin olive oil tour
Together with the vine, olive tree was one of the plants introduced in tuscany by the etruscans, many centuries b.c. so it is only natural that olive oil characterizes this land as much as wine and the olive tree is ubiquitous round here.
You have the chance to have a lot of wine tours of many different types, but the offer of extra virgin olive oil tasting is not that wide. We think that this fantastic product deserves a tour on its own and hence we are offering you this amazing chance.
In Italy olive oil is considered not just a grease to cook with, but a food itself, a protagonist of our cuisine. We season everything with it and we use it more than we use salt or bread! With this activity we will bring you to two oil mills, both unique in style and techniques.
In the first traditional, genuine and family run olive place, the guide will show you the various types of olives, along with all the machinery to obtain the best quality extra virgin olive oil. The second, own by a Tuscan noble family, is situated in a 17th century villa and hosts many tool used in the past for the oil making, together with the new ones that still consent to the family to produce one of the nest oil of the region.
Lunch will be served in the farm where you will enjoy a wine tasting pairing with traditional tuscan cuisine. Both these places combine the knowledge of the ancestors with modern technologies to offer a product of priceless value.
Enjoy tasting and learning all about the different characteristics, culinary uses, and many health benefits of various olive oils, surrounded by charming views and in complete relax.