Tuscany
Destination
4 hours
Duration
Ita-Eng+
Language
2+
People

Tuscany olive oil tasting near Florence

Discover what makes the famous Tuscan extra virgin olive oil PGI so unique! Visit the historic villa and olive groves in the hills of Certaldo amidst enchanting nature and 19th-century settings. Continue your Tuscany olive oil tour by tasting Tuscan olive oil directly with the farmer.


What you’ll do

  • Visit the historic villa in the hills near Florence
  • Take part in a tour of the olive groves and cellar
  • Take part in a guided tasting of Tuscan olive oil PGI

 Private Tour: 2+ people

Price per person: € 15


What to expect

The headquarters of our farm is a completely renovated villa from the beginning of the 19th century, with a part dating back to medieval times. It retains a traditional appearance with period furniture. It is immersed in the most typical Tuscan hilly landscape among cypress trees, olive groves and vineyards.

In Tuscany olive oil tour is a must! We will begin the Tuscan olive oil tasting experience with a guided tour of the villa. You will discover that the villa has been the centre for the production of Tuscan olive oil PGI for centuries. It was at the same time the aristocratic property of the landowner’s family in the countryside.

I will illustrate the historical and economic development of agriculture in our area, from the traditional sharecropping to the modern farm, with a high degree of specialisation in the production of the prized Tuscan extra virgin olive oil.

Through a visit to the olive groves and the cellar, we will explain the daily work of olive cultivation throughout the year in its different phases.

You will learn about the characteristics of Tuscan extra virgin olive oil PGI directly linked to the different stages of the production chain. We will pay particular attention to the final transformation phase from olives to olive oil at the oil mill. You will learn how to recognise an excellent extra virgin olive oil by its organoleptic qualities – taste, colour, smell – and by studying the label on the bottle.

At the end of the Tuscan olive oil experience, you will participate in an extra virgin olive oil tasting with our experts.

Where Certaldo, Florence – 60 min from Florence
When From April to October – duration 4 hours
Start time 9 a.m.

3.30 p.m.

Flexible start time by agreement with the Expert

Language Italian, English, French and German
Important information
  • For children up to 8 years of age accompanied by their parents, the Tuscany olive oil tour & tasting is free of charge.
  • If you travel by train, you can get off at Certaldo train station and we can organise for you a taxi to reach us.
What’s included
Guided tour of the Villa
Olive groves and cellar tour
Extra virgin olive oil tasting
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: € 15 – minimum 2 people

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The Food Expert: 

We produce Tuscan olive oil PGI -EU Protected Geographical Indication- in Certaldo (Florence), in an area that has always been devoted to the production of high-quality extra virgin olive oil. We are a three-generation family farm, combining tradition and innovation. In Tuscany olive oil tour is world-famous: we offer you amazing food experiences in the hills near Florence to taste fine extra virgin olive oil. As far as olive oil tasting Tuscany is a top destination!


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

We produce Tuscan olive oil PGI – EU Protected Geographical Indication – in an area that has always been devoted to the production of high-quality extra virgin olive oil. We are a three-generation family farm, combining tradition and innovation.

The headquarters of our farm are in an ancient villa, which has been inhabited since the Middle Ages. One of our ancestors, official and minister of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, chose it as his country residence from the second half of the 18th century.

Imagine living in the Tuscany of a few centuries ago, in a villa of an elegance and splendour of past times! This is what visitors feel while entering our residence, surrounded by an enchanting Italian garden, a perfect place to enjoy moments of peace and relaxation. This place represents the true essence of Tuscany, combining elegant furniture with the green and lush of the outside.

Our family lives on the ground floor of the villa, while we have dedicated the noble floor to a luxury farmhouse consisting of two flats, both of almost 100 square metres, where you can enjoy a splendid view of the hills and the olive groves that are typical of this area south of Florence.

Review

5.00 based on 1 review
29 September 2021

The farm owner was phenomenal and made the experience amazing! She has a passion for her craft and it is obvious that she cares deeply about the quality of oil that she produces. She took us all around her villa and showed not only the beautiful history of the place but also explained the full process of the production of her olive oil. We had a few tastings together and enjoyed trying different flavors from different harvest times, as well as some fresh bruschetta covered in her amazing oil. We covered a lot but never felt rushed.

We walked there from Certaldo and it was long and hot but very beautiful through the Tuscan countryside. She helped us arrange a taxi for the return trip which was much appreciated.

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