3.5 hours

Olive oil in Salento: history and modernity

Discover Salento olive oil between history, tradition and modernity! Enjoy the excitement of the olive harvest. Visit the 18th century underground olive oil mill and the modern olive oil mill. Taste extra virgin olive oil and Apulian foods.

What you’ll do

  • Visit the 18th century underground olive oil mill
  • Follow the olive harvest
  • Discover the modern olive oil mill
  • Taste Salento olive oil
  • Savour Apulian foods

Group Tour: 4+ people. For groups under 4 people, ask for a customized experience

Price per person: € 55

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What to expcet

Salento is passion for the table, food and wine traditions and dialects that change from village to village. To miss out on these riches would be a shame. I will take you to discover the hypogeum oil mill dating back to 1700 (now the Salento Oil Museum) in Cursi near Lecce.

I will then take you to see and touch our olive trees. You will learn about olive oil techniques of the past and present. You will witness the olive harvest (October/November). I will reveal the secrets, methods and stages of harvesting. You will also visit the modern oil mill, also located in Cursi. Finally, we will delight you with a tasting of Salento oil and typical local products.

Where Cursi, Lecce – 25 min from Lecce

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When October/November – duration 3.5 hours
Start time Saturday or Sunday, 9 a.m.
Language  Italian, English and Spanish
What’s included
Underground olive mill tour
Olive harvest experience
Modern olive mill tour
Salento olive oil tasting
Food tasting
What’s not included
Important information
  • Minimum number of participants 4.
  • We suggest that you wear comfortable clothing
  • In the event of bad weather, the experience may be subject to changes
  • The olive harvest takes place in October/November, according to the season

Price per person: € 55 – min. 4 people

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The Food Expert:

Our family history is a story about land. It was 1961 when the love for our olive oil tradition led to the creation of our farm. In the farm three generations live and work: we are born and bread among olive trees, with the heady scent of olive oil.

The passion of a family and 50 hectares of land are among the values that distinguish our farm, which today has got hundreds of hectares of olive trees in the Salento area. I will be with you through this journey among history, tradition and modernity.

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

A story about olive oil and olive trees, mothers and fathers, work and sacrifice: the authentic life of an Apulian family.

Our farm and olive oil mill are located in Salento, a land of ancient olive oil tradition. We are in Cursi in the province of Lecce and it is 1961. Fifty hectares of land and the dream of a father and his son. Since then the love for olive trees, closely connected to the Apulian culture, and the respect for nature have been the values that distinguish our farm work, today carried out by the two brothers of the family.

The farm has got hundreds of hectares of olive trees in the Salento area. It has got a future-oriented approch, with the adoption of the newest farming techniques and with an eye towards protecting the environment and the biodiversity of our territory.

The olive harvest begins in October through mechanical shaking.
The olives are then immediately taken to olive mill for cold pressing, so to ensure the production of authentic extra virgin olive oil, the fruit of our knowledge and traditions.


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