Basilicata
Destination
3 hours
Duration
Ita-Eng+
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Pistachio, Basilicata excellence!

Discover the quality of Italian pistachios in Basilicata in San Mauro Forte! Visit the organic farm and taste pistachio-based specialities to learn all about this Lucanian excellence no less prized than the more famous pistachios from Stigliano.


What you’ll do

  • Visit the plantation with off-road vehicles or by trekking along ancient sheep-tracks
  • Taste organic Italian pistachio specialities

Price per person: € 25


What to expect

We will start the pistachio experience with a visit to our farm. We will reach the pistachio plantation with off-road vehicles. I will explain the origins and curiosities about our Italian pistachio trees. We will take a short walk through the plantation enjoying a beautiful and unspoilt landscape.

Trekking enthusiasts can request to reach the pistachio plantation in Basilicata by following a route through ancient sheep tracks in the countryside (5 km one way or 10 km round trip).

On returning from the countryside, we will continue with a tasting of our pistachio specialities.

Where San Mauro Forte, Matera – 40 min from Matera, 70 min from Bari
When From the 1st of April to the 31st of October – duration 3 hours
Start time Flexible start time by agreement with the Expert
Language Italian, English and German
Important information
  • We recommend comfortable clothing to walk among the trees.
  • It is possible to customise the Italian pistachio experience with overnight stay and shuttle service from Bari airport.
What’s included
Tour among the pistachio trees
Farm tour
Organic pistachio tasting
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: € 25

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The Food Expert: 

Driven by the enthusiasm of an elderly producer, the pioneer of pistachio in Basilicata, in 2005 I decided to bet on pistachio cultivation. So I left with my father for Greece, where we bought the first 1,200 trees. To these first trees of the Aeginis variety, one of the best pistachios in the world, we have added over the years two famous varieties: the Kerman and the Neapolitan variety, which is the same grown in Bronte.

Our farm boasts about being one of the very few, if not the only Italian farm, to grow organic pistachio. If the famous pistachio of Stigliano fascinates you, don’t miss the opportunity to visit our pistachio farm in Basilicata!


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

pistacchio: esperto Giuseppe

Driven by the enthusiasm of an elderly producer, the pioneer of pistachio in Basilicata, in 2005 I decided to bet on pistachio cultivation. So I left with my father for Greece, where we bought the first 1,200 trees.

To these first trees of the Aeginis variety, one of the best pistachios in the world, we have added over the years two famous varieties: the Kerman and the Neapolitan variety, which is the same grown in Bronte. Currently we take care of about 4,000 trees on an area of ​​almost 16 hectares and the farm boasts about being one of the very few, if not the only Italian farm, to grow organic pistachio.

Today our farm grows precious pistachio in a plantation among the hills of Basilicata, in San Mauro Forte in the province of Matera: a village rich in history with 32 baronial palaces, medieval churches, the Norman tower with a multimedia museum and a museum of rural life.

In the area you can visit Matera, famous for its “Sassi” – stone houses carved out of caves and cliffs –, Craco, the ghost town where Mel Gibson shot the film “The Passion” and the small Lucanian Dolomites, where you can admire two of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Pietrapetrosa and Castelmezzano.

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