In Seggiano, ancient flavours and olive oil
Come and discover the village of Seggiano and the Seggiano olive oil. Stroll among the centuries-old olive trees and taste Seggiano DOP olive oil with the producer. Savour Tuscan cuisine at lunchtime. Visit the Oil Museum with a guide.
What you’ll do
- Walk among the centuries-old olive trees
- Taste 2 types of olive oil
- Enjoy a convivial lunch
- Visit the Oil Museum with a guide
Price per person: € 47
What to expect
You will take a walk among the olive trees of Olivastra Seggianese. You will learn about the fascinating history of this plant, the cultivation of the olives and the methods for preserving extra virgin olive oil.
After tasting 2 types of Seggiano PDO oil together, we will continue the food and wine tour, tasting some typical Tuscan dishes such as bruschetta, cream of potato, ciambellone and ice cream made with our oil, 1 glass of wine.
After lunch, you will visit the Olive Oil Museum with your guide. In a 19th-century cistern, the roots of a seggianese olive grow freely in the void. The olive tree in the cistern is the world’s largest plant fed with aeroponic technology.
|Where||Seggiano, Grosseto – 50 min from Pienza|
|When||Everyday – duration 4 hours|
|Start time||Flexible start time, by agreement|
|What’s not included||
Price per person: € 47
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The Food Expert:
My passion for olive trees stems from the bruschetta my grandparents and parents used to prepare for me, from the days spent playing among the olive trees and Tuscan olives. Our olive groves are located in Seggiano, a small village of about a thousand souls at the foot of Mount Amiata on the Grosseto side. The native variety of the area is the Olivastra di Seggiano, cultivated by Benedictine monks since 1300 BC.
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My passion for olive trees originates from the “bruschetta” (slices of toasted bread) that my grandparents and parents prepared when I was a child, from the days spent playing around the trees. This has always been our family passion, because olive harvest was a joy for my grandparents and olive oil was an important resource for the whole year.
Our olive groves are located in Seggiano, a small village of a thousand inhabitants at the foot of Mount Amiata in the province of Grosseto. The native variety of this territory is the Olivastra Seggianese, cultivated by Benedictine monks since 1300 BC.
The olive harvest takes place from early October until late November. We largely pick the olives by hand as to avoid stressing our tall, age-old Olivastra Seggianese olive trees. Year after year, mechanical techniques have been added to this method, but not for a complete harvest: only men with traditional wooden ladders can reach the highest fronds. We press the olives immediately after harvesting in order to maintain all their properties.