Olivastra Seggianese variety
Walk among the olive groves on the slopes of Mount Amiata in Tuscany. Learn more about the seggianese olive and taste Seggiano PDO oil directly with the producer.
What you’ll do
- Walk among the olive groves
- Taste 2 types of olive oil
Price per person: € 20
What to expect
We will take a walk among our tall, centuries-old Olivastra Seggianese olive trees. I will explain the fascinating history of this plant, the organic care we practise on the farm, the phases of olive harvesting and the methods of preserving the extra virgin olive oil.
At the farm, we will continue our sensory journey to learn more about the prized Seggiano PDO olive oil. We will taste 2 types of Olivastra Seggianese olive oil together. You will learn how to taste and what the merits and demerits of extra virgin oil are.
|Where||Seggiano, Grosseto – 50 min from Pienza|
|When||Everyday – duration 1.5 hours|
|Start time||Flexible start time, by agreement|
|What’s not included||
Price per person: € 20
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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.
Cancellation policy: all bookings for the Olivastra Seggiano variety can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.
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.