Sicily
Destination
5 hours
Duration
Ita-Eng
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2+
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Olive harvest with dinner, near Agrigento

Join us for the olive harvest – the most exciting time of the year! Learn how to harvest olives and experience the magic of producing Sicily’s green gold. Enjoy the farmer’s dinner at our relais surrounded by olive trees in Racalmuto in the province of Agrigento.


What you’ll do

  • Learn how to harvest olives in Sicily and the methods of olive harvesting
  • Share the joy of harvesting olives by hand
  • Visit the olive oil mill and witness the pressing process
  • Enjoy a farmer’s dinner at the farmhouse

Price per person: € 120


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What to expect

Join us for the most exciting time of the year and experience the magic of producing Sicily’s green gold.

We will meet at the farm in the early afternoon, equipped with work boots and gloves. Together we will go to the olive grove where the olive harvest will begin.

We will learn how olives are harvested, what the different varieties of cultivars are and how to recognise them by their shape, colour and taste. We will share with you forgotten traditional techniques and the fundamental cares handed down by our grandparents to preserve the quality of olive oil, from the care of the trees during the course of the seasons to the product harvested and ready for pressing.

Later, after a small energy snack, we will go to the olive oil mill to watch the transformation of the olives into oil, discovering the traditional way of milling the olives and following the entire production process of Sicilian olive oil.

We will then return to the farm to bring the harvesting experience to a festive close by taking part in a farmer’s dinner with vegetables from the garden, home-made preserves and the inevitable new olive oil, the fruit of our day’s work.

Where Racalmuto, Agrigento – 25 min from Agrigento
When October/November – duration 5 hours
Start time 4 p.m.
Important information
  • We suggest that you wear comfortable clothing for the olive harvest
  • If you want to spend the weekend in Racalmuto, look at the proposal below or ask for a tailor-made experience
What’s included
Olive harvest in Sicily
Olive oil mill tour
Farmer’s dinner
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: € 120 – minimum 2 people

 

Olive harvest weekend in Racalmuto

(3 days/2 nights)

€ 310 per person for:
  • 2 nights in a charming Relais, superior room with B&B treatment (breakfast included)
  • Guided tour of the estate
  • Guided tasting of Sicilian olive oil with the Expert
  • Aperitif/dinner by the pool
  • Olive picking
  • Visit to the olive oil mill
  • Farmer’s dinner

 

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The Food Expert:

The history of our family has been linked to these lands for three generations, since grandfather Alfonso, an ancient oil merchant, bought the first hectares in the early 1960s and fulfilled his dream of planting an olive grove. It is here that we make our Sicilian extra virgin olive oil PGI, cold extracted from carefully selected olives, harvested by hand and milled within 12 hours.

The farmer, olive oil sommelier, will guide you to discover this extraordinary gift of land and human work, expressing conviviality and culture in a liquid state. You can learn how to pick olives by hand at the beautiful farmhouse surrounded by Sicilian olive trees in Racalmuto!


Cancellation policy: all bookings for the olive harvest in Sicily can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.

The history of our family has been linked to these lands for three generations since grandfather Alfonso, an ancient oil merchant, bought the first hectares in the early 1960s and fulfilled his dream of planting an olive grove.

Over time, although engaged in other activities, we have never been able to resist the call of this magical place, so much that in 2010 we decided to enlarge the property and create a farmhouse immersed in rural Sicily. An ancient farmhouse dating back to the late eighteenth century, immersed in the quiet of a timeless landscape surrounded by olive trees, carob trees and prickly pears. A magical place where you can find the balance between body and mind, let yourself be guided to the discovery of ancient traditions and savour simple and genuine food.

It is here that we make our Sicilian extra virgin olive oil PGI, cold extracted from carefully selected olives, harvested by hand and milled within 12 hours.

The owner, olive oil sommelier, will guide you to discover this extraordinary gift of land and human work, expressing conviviality and culture in a liquid state.

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