Puglia
Destination
3.5 hours
Duration
Ita-Eng+
Language
4+
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Salento: discover the culture of olive oil!

The itinerary will reveal the culture of olive oil in Salento and the most authentic aspects of our land.

This unique experience revolves around the culture of extra virgin olive oil: we will guide you through a visit to the Museum of peasant civilization in Giuggianello, the underground olive mill dating back to the 18th century (now Olive Oil Museum) and our modern olive mill in Cursi, where we will take part in a tasting of extra virgin olive oil and local specialities. We will take you to the Salento hinterland between Giuggianello and Cursi, where the places will talk to you about ancient traditions, hard work in the fields and olive trees.

You will discover the most important types of olive trees grown in Salento: the Ogliarola Leccese, the Cellina di Nardò and the Leccino, olive plants that have adapted over the centuries to our soil and have been producing an extra virgin olive oil with peculiar organoleptic characteristics.

But you will not be able to fully understand the importance of this precious ingredient for our tables and for the history of Puglia and Salento without visiting the underground olive mills, real monuments dedicated to the human work. In these ancient laboratories dug in the rock, the “Nachiro”, together with his colleagues and animals (especially docile donkeys), settled from October until March to produce extra virgin olive oil.

Our Food Expert will guide you on this fascinating food tour and cultural experience to discover olive oil.

For 2-3 people or groups over 8 people, ask for a tailor-made experience


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.

Where Giuggianello, Lecce – 28 min from Lecce
When On Saturdays or Sundays – duration 3.5 hours
Start time 9 a.m.
Language  Italian, English and Spanish
Some tips We suggest that you wear comfortable clothing

Minimum number of participants 4. In case the minimum amount of participants is not reached, the traveller will be offered an alternative date or a refund.

What’s included
Visit to the Museum of peasant civilization in Giuggianello
Visit to the Olive Oil Museum (underground olive mill)
Visit to the modern olive mill in Cursi
Tasting: olive oil from Salento & local food delicacies
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: € 65,00

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

What to remember: the Expert will respond within 24 hours. No amount will be charged to the card.

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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