Duration: 6 hours
THE MOST ANCIENT TOWN OF TUSCANY AND ITS PRODUCE
A tour to the most ancient town of Tuscany with the most traditional of the local produce. Visit Volterra with an experienced and very professional guide and visit an oil mill, the location where extra virgin olive oil is extracted from fresh olives. Taste the olive oil and eat lunch at a local tavern in Volterra!
An authentic family-run oil mill
Our beautiful day-tour dedicated to the Tuscan culture starts at an authentic oil mill, the place where Tuscan farmers bring their olives during the harvests to squeeze and extract extra virgin olive oil. Our guide gives you an interesting and detailed introduction to the world of extra virgin olive oils, from the methods of cultivation of the trees to the techniques for extraction from the olives, before entering the mill to see the machinery and the technology used for production. The most meaningful part of the visit is when the guide shows you how to taste and identify a real and genuine extra virgin olive oil and how to differentiate it from commercial olive oils. The sampling is accompanied by some snacks based on the oils produced at the mill.
The most beautiful Etruscan town
The tour continues to the ancient town of Volterra, a world famous location for its beautiful historical center. The town is resulting from 3 milleniums of civilization, from the Etruscans and the Romans through the medieval Municipalities and the Renaissance time. Our skilled and very prepared guide will give you interesting and fascinating information while crossing stunning squares, entering a sumptuous cathedral, visiting alabaster workshops or staring at the Roman or Etruscan ruins. The guided visit to Volterra includes a stop for lunch at a local inn, where you have the chance to taste delicious specialties of the Volterran cuisine.
What you taste
This is a list of specialties that you are likely to sample as part of the program of this tour. Please, note that the specialties of the tasting session and/or lunch may vary according to the season and the availability of the products in the day of the tour. In this tour lunch is at a locanda in Volterra, so the menu might be chosen according to your preferences.
In our tour we like showing you places off the beaten track and introducing you to Tuscan people with their personal stories, careers and characters.
You will have one of our guides with your party during the whole tour. Please, see below all the guides who can be with you. During this experience you can also meet some of the Tuscan friends involved in the events. Please, see below which friends you are likely to encounter.
The total rate for this activity varies according to the number of people in your party.
Check rates in the table below.
Volterra & Olive Oil MIll Tour
– RATES 2019 –
NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY
|2 persons||€ 320|
|3 persons||€ 355|
|4 persons||€ 390|
|5 persons||€ 425|
|6 persons||€ 460|
|7 persons||€ 495|
|Extra Adult||€ 35|
|Extra Teenager (12-17 yrs)||€ 30|
|Extra Child (4-11 yrs)||€ 25|
- A tour guide for the whole tour
- A private guided walking tour of Volterra
- A visit to an authentic oil mill
- Guided sampling of extra virgin olive oils with snacks
- Lunch in a typical inn in the center of Volterra
Rates do NOT include
Transportation is not included in the rates above. For more info on transportation, please see the box “Transportation options”.
Here the words of appreciation of Barbara, who took her family to an olive oil mill tour:
Jay and I just wanted to thank you so much for arranging our tour with Massimo. We had a great time and thought that Massimo was a fantastic and very informative guide!. The Olive Mill was wonderful. We really enjoyed it.
All the best –
This tour takes place in the the old town and the rural area of Volterra, in central Tuscany.
Unless differently specified, the tour guide meets you at a meeting point near Volterra.
This program takes 6 hours. Time for transportation not included.
Available any day of the week, all year through.
This tour is available in English, French or Italian with no surcharge. For German, Russian or Spanish a surcharge applies.
Ideal for children
No particular clothing required.
The foods served during this tour might contain gluten, lactose, nuts and alcohol. If you have any food restriction, please inform our personnel during the enquiry process.
This program and its rates do not include transportation and are set on a self-driving base. For further information see the box "transportation options".
The destinations reached during this activity are in the Tuscan countryside, in areas off the beaten track that cannot be reached by public transport. We highly recommend renting a car or a scooter in order to reach them. As an alternative, we can offer a valued service by chauffeured car, van or minibus. Any cost of transportation is to be added to the rates displayed on the rate table of this page.