Veneto
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1.5 hours
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Ita-Eng+
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Tasting fine Veneto olive oil

Come and discover the long tradition of Veneto olive oil. Visit the modern oil mill located in a charming stone farmhouse surrounded by centuries-old olive trees in the Illasi Valley. Taste extra virgin olive oil directly with the producer to learn about the different native cultivars.


What you’ll do

  • Visit the small and prestigious olive oil mill in Illasi
  • Take part in a guided tasting tour and taste 4 types of Veneto olive oil

Price per person: € 20


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What to expect

An experience at the olive oil mill to learn about the qualities of Veneto olive oil and taste it together.

Through our stories, you will learn about the history of the old farmhouse where the modern oil mill is located. We will tell you about the organic production techniques used on the farm. You will be able to visit the oil mill and learn more about our extra virgin olive oil extraction and preservation techniques.

Afterwards, in a renovated room where history, tradition and innovation meet, we will do a guided olive oil tasting session together, using the official tasting technique.

During the food tasting, we will sample four different types of Veneto oil from our own production. We will stimulate our sense of smell and taste in order to better perceive their scents and characteristics.

Where Illasi, Verona – 50 min from Lake Garda and 70 min from Venice
When On Saturday and Sundays – duration 1.5 hours
Start time
From 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. – flexible start time by agreement with the Expert
Language Italian, English and Spanish
Important information
  • We suggest that you wear comfortable clothing
  • For children accompanied by their parents, the experience is free.
What’s included
Visit to the olive oil mill
Guided olive oil tasting – 4 types
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: € 20

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The Food Expert:

We run a small but prestigious olive oil mill, located in an ancient stone farmhouse that has been present since the 1700s in the Illasi Valley, at the foot of the Lessini Mountains in the province of Verona. The olive grove extends in the high hills, among native cultivars of Leccio, Grignano, Favarol, Maurino, Moraiolo and Casaliva.

Our olive trees are age-old, sumptuous and proud, with robust roots that are witnesses to the passage of centuries. A thousand trees that we have been growing one by one as if they were our daughters. We are among the olive growers of the national Slow Food Presidium for Italian extra virgin olive oil.


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

We run a small but prestigious olive oil mill, located in an ancient stone farmhouse that has been present since the 1700s in the Illasi Valley, at the foot of the Lessini Mountains in the province of Verona, a valley surrounded by olive trees that alternate with vineyards and woods full of natural presences.

Among these hills, the climatic and soil conditions are particularly favourable to the cultivation of olive trees: the substratum of fossil marl and sandstone, the absence of invasive urban settlements and the closed form of the Valley, which maintains constant temperatures throughout the year, create in fact the ideal environment for the production of high-quality extra virgin olive oil.

For a farm decision, we have been growing our olive trees without using synthetic products since 2001. In this way, we take care of our olive trees respecting nature, in order to produce a well-balanced extra virgin olive oil. The olive grove extends in the high hills, among native cultivars of Leccio, Grignano, Favarol, Maurino, Moraiolo and Casaliva. Our olive trees are age-old, sumptuous and proud, with robust roots that are witnesses to the passage of centuries. A thousand trees that we have been growing one by one as if they were our daughters.

The olives are harvested by hand, cooled in a refrigerated space and then pressed within eight hours in the olive oil mill inside the farm. We produce four types of extra virgin olive oil for different dishes: white meat, red meat and vegetables, and a Veneto Valpolicella extra virgin olive oil PDO (EU protected designation of origin), all characterised by different sensations and flavours and obtained from different olive varieties. Since December 2018, we have been among the olive growers of the national Slow Food Presidium for Italian extra virgin olive oil.

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