Tuscany
Destination
1.5 hours
Duration
Ita-Eng
Language
1+
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Olivastra Seggianese variety

Come to Seggiano and discover the fine Seggiano olive oil. Stroll through the olive groves on the slopes of Mount Amiata in Tuscany. Learn all about this native olive variety and taste Seggiano olive oil PDO directly with the producer.


What you’ll do

  • Stroll through the olive groves in Seggiano
  • Taste 2 types of Seggiano olive oil with the producer

Price per person: € 20


What to expect

In Seggiano, you will discover with me a true gastronomic gem. You will get to know the native variety of olive that only grows in a small handkerchief of Tuscany, on the slopes of Mount Amiata in the province of Grosseto.

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 treatments we practice on the farm, the olive harvesting phases and the methods for preserving extra virgin olive oil.

At the farm, we will continue our sensory journey to learn more about the prized Seggiano olive oil PDO. Together we will taste two types of our own Olivastra Seggianese olive oil. You will learn how to taste it and what the merits and defects 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 with the Expert
 Important information
  • We suggest that you wear comfortable clothing for the Olivastra Segginese oil experience.
What’s included
Walk among the olive trees
Seggiano olive oil PDO tasting
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: € 20

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The Food Expert:

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. 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.


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.

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