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-OLIVE OIL TASTING TOUR AT A TUSCAN MILL

Private half-day tour to an authentic oil pressure facility
in the charming countryside of Tuscany



Freshly pressed olive oil


An authentic Tuscan oil mill

 



The core of the pressing machinery




Rotating granite wheels press the olives

A very important part of the overall Tuscan agricultural production is extra virgin olive oil. Thanks to the patient care to the trees and the groves, the result of the olive pressing is an unrepeatable oil that you can taste during a visit to a mill.
Arianna & Friends organizes two-hour olive oil tasting tours at an oil mill in Tuscany.




MORE ABOUT THIS TOUR

An English speaking personal tour leader (on request also German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian) meets you at your premises or at an agreed meeting point and leads you to a traditional oil mill in one of the best areas of production of extra virgin olive oil in Tuscany.

At first you will get a detailled introduction to the world of extra virgin olive oil in our area, the techniques of olive collection, the kinds of trees available in Tuscany and the "mentality" of the local olive farmers.
Then you enter the mill and see the whole machinery. The tour leader helps you discover all the phases of the olive pressing process and the secrets for a good extra virgin olive oil.
After seeing the machinery, you sit at a table and the tour guide together with an operator from the mill serve you different types of extra virgin olive oil of local production. This is a great occasion for you to learn how to taste exquisite olive oil and to understand the differences between a traditional local production and a massive industrial production.
The olive oil tasting is accompanied by some local olive oil-based delicatessen and good wines. The tour can be combined with the other wine & food tasting tours: in this case the tour is a full-day trip and includes a complete lunch.


 




 

See also:
Available in November and December only

OLIVE HARVEST EXPERIENCE
IN TUSCANY
See also:
Oil mill + cheese farm tour

OLIVE OIL AND ORGANIC CHEESE TASTING
TOUR IN TUSCANY


Holiday package
with accommodation
on an olive farm or day-visits to the olive farm
with olive harvest experience



Full-day tasting tour with visit to a very authentic oil mill and an organic cheese farm producing pecorino in the countryside near Volterra



From the press...



... to the bottle



First step: weighing the olives



Farmer assisting the olive squeezing



Second step: olive washing



Curiosity for the granite wheels



Farmers bringing olives to the mill



Final step: the olive oil comes out of the machinery




 

 


Rates and enquiries

 

 

PRIVATE HALF-DAY OLIVE OIL TASTING
TOUR AT A TRADITIONAL MILL IN TUSCANY


- Rates 2014 -

Number of people
in your party
Total rate
1 person
€ 160
2 persons
€ 170
3 persons
€ 180
4 persons
€ 190
5 persons
€ 200
6 persons
€ 210
7 persons
€ 220
8 persons
€ 230
extra person
€ 10
child 4-12 y.o.
€ 10
DURATION OF THIS TOUR: 2 HOURS


RATES INCLUDE:


+ an English speaking tour leader for the whole tour
+ a visit to the oil mill
+ olive oil tasting with snacks
+ 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 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 Volterra and Terricciola, a rural region between Pisa 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 Masao and Atsuko from Japan, joining Massimo in a full day olive oil tour through the best Tuscan mills:

Hi Mashimo,
I hope you are well.
It was a great pleasure to meet you on 10th. Atsuko and I really enjoyed the tour in Tuscany becasue of your perfect guidance. Grazie di cuore!
Atsuko and I have just come back to Japan last night. Since we left Tuscany, we went to Sicily(We rent a car and visited a olive mill and a olive grove in Trapani.. It was informative.),Paris, Chicago, and San Francisco.

Thank you again, and I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Masao - Japan


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OLIVE OIL TASTING TOUR IN TUSCANY

 

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