- Guided visit to an organic farm producing saffron & extra virgin olive oil near San Gimignano and Volterra -
- OLIVE OIL TOURS -SAFFRON & OLIVE OIL TOUR
Private half-day excursion on an organic saffron & olive oil farm near San Gimignano with sampling of many products

The prestigious Tuscan saffron




The Saffron harvest in October


Our panoramic tasting room




Sampling of organic products from the farm


In good weather your tasting room
is the olive grove

AN EXCLUSIVE TOUR IN A HEAVENLY COUNTRYSIDE

Right between the two fascinating medieval towns of San Gimignano and Volterra is a spectacular farm producing organic saffron and extra virgin olive oil. When you visit Tuscany, a guided tour to this farm is a great way to experience the agricultural roots of our area. Arianna & Friends shows you the productions of the farm and invites you to taste a series of delicious specialties.




MORE ABOUT THIS TOUR

Our guide meets you at an agreed meeting point by San Gimignano or Volterra and accompanies you to the farm.
The visit to the farm starts with the meeting with the owner Elena, who gives you an introduction to the history of her small family-run farm just before showing you her treasure: the saffron field.
The saffron production in Tuscany is very restricted and from a whole field the yearly crop consists of a few grams of pistils. Elena will explain all procedures of the harvest and all uses of saffron in the Italian cuisine.

The visit continues with a beautiful guided walk in the spectacular and panoramic estate with several stops at the various fields. You will see a large garden of herbs, where you can smell the fresh flavors of rosemary, sage, thyme, bayleaves, myrtles and where onions, shallots and garlics are farmed. Another interesting stop is at a "farro" field. Farro (literally "spelt" in English) is a very ancient grain that was farmed already back in the Etruscan times in Tuscany. Finally, we will walk through a magnificent olive grove, where you will experience the methods of farming and harvesting of olives in the area.

The visit ends in a breathtaking panoramic barn in the middle of olive grove, hosting our tasting room. Here Elena arranges for you an unforgettable light lunch with all the specialties produced by the organic farm. The lunch includes: several bruschettas with herbs and extra virgin olive oil, a spelt salad, sampling of mixed pickled vegetables, several kinds of jam paired with pecorino cheese, saffron cookies, spelt beer and Vernaccia di San Gimignano white wine.

Our half-day saffron and olive oil tasting tour takes about 3 hours.
Transportation to the locations is not included.





The saffron sisters



Saffron field in October



Sage & ladybird in April



Rosemary in the herb garden



A walk in the olive grove



Light lunch by the olive grove



All the products of the farm



A panoramic gravel road from the farm to Volterra



Chalk in the soil of the olive grove



Spectacular Spring view of the grove







Rates and enquiries

 

 

PRIVATE HALF-DAY SAFFRON & OLIVE OIL
TASTING TOUR IN TUSCANY

with lunch

- Rates 2014 -

Number of people
in your party
Total rate
2 persons
€ 280
3 persons
€ 290
4 persons
€ 300
5 persons
€ 330
6 persons
€ 360
7 persons
€ 390
8 persons
€ 420
9 persons
€ 450
10 persons
€ 480
extra person
€ 30
child 4-12 y.o.
€ 10
DURATION OF THIS TOUR: 3 HOURS


RATES INCLUDE:


+ an English speaking tour leader for the whole tour
+ a visit to the saffron field
+ a
walk in a panoramic olive grove
+ a light lunch with bruschette & olive oil with herbs, farro salad, saffron jam and other assorted jams with pecorino cheese, pickles, saffron cookies
+ tasting of spelt beer & Vernaccia di San Gimignano white wines
+ tax

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION
For more info on transportation, please see the box below.


The tour leader is available also in German, Spanish, French, Russian or Italian
with no surcharge.


You can choose to combine a half-day saffron and olive oil tasting tour with either one of our tasting tours or one of our cultural tours and book a full-day excursion.



Transportation

Rates do not include transportation.

MORE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR THIS TOUR
This tour takes place in the area of Gambassi Terme, in a rural region between Volterra and San Gimignano where little public transport service is offered.
Here are the transportation options for you to reach the destinations of the tour.
1.
- CAR RENTAL
We can help you find the best car rental solution from your hotel, agriturismo or private villa. We will book your car and give you detailled road instructions to meet us for the tour. If you rented your car on your own we will give you just any necessary road instruction.
2.
- VESPA SCOOTER RENTAL
You can add some action to this tour! Rent a Vespa scooter from our garage in Pontedera and ride it throughout the tour. Our guide will meet you in Pontedera and you will follow him/her to the several destinations.
3.
- CHAUFFEURED CAR RENTAL
Enjoy all the comfort of a private driver collecting you at your location on a luxury van! We will arrange a chauffeured car service from any location in Tuscany for the whole day of the tour.

 

 





Testimonials from our guests


COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS


This is an email we received from Lisa:

Arianna and Massimo,

I just wanted to write and let you know how much we enjoyed
our tour with your company. It was wonderful. We really enjoyed Massimo's company and his information about the area. We loved our time in Tuscany and hope to return again soon. We'll be sure to recommend your services to others who are traveling your way.

Thank you again and keep up the good work!

All my best,

Lisa (USA)

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SAFFRON & OLIVE OIL
TASTING TOUR IN TUSCANY

 

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