4 hours

Tuscany olive oil tasting near Florence

Visit the historic villa and olive groves in the Certaldo hills amidst enchanting nature and 19th century ambience. Taste the Tuscan extra virgin olive oil directly with the producer.

What you’ll do

  • Visit the historic villa
  • Enjoy a olive grove and cellar tour
  • Join the guided olive oil tasting

 Private Tour: 2+ people

Price per person: € 20

What to expect

We will begin the Tuscan olive oil tasting experience with a guided tour of the completely renovated villa from the early 19th century, with a part dating back to medieval times and period furniture. During the visit to the olive groves and the cellar, we will explain the daily work of olive cultivation.

You will learn about the characteristics of Tuscan olive oil PGI directly related to the different stages of the production chain. You will learn how to recognise an excellent extra virgin olive oil by its organoleptic qualities (flavour, colour, smell) and by studying the label on the bottle. At the end of the experience, you will participate in a guided tasting of extra virgin olive oil.

Where Certaldo, Florence – 60 min from Florence

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When All year, except November – duration 4 hours
Start time 9 a.m.

3.30 p.m.

Flexible start time, by agreement

Language Italian, English, French and German
What’s included
Guided tour of the Villa
Olive groves and cellar tour
Extra virgin olive oil tasting
What’s not included
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.

Price per person: € 20 – 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.


5.00 based on 6 reviews
23 August 2023

The farm owner was an excellent host. We came on a very hot day in August and she was so gracious and knowledgeable about the production of olive oil. She also gave us excellent recommendations for lunch in Certaldo after our morning session. All in all, an excellent day trip from Florence – highly recommend!

3 August 2023

When you go here you get a really warm welcome by the owner of the farm. Her family has run this farm for ages and she knows everything about it and is really keen to learn you more about evrything.

The olive oil is really nice and we heve learned a lot lot.

All in all the price quality is really good and we would really reccomend to go here.

27 June 2023

Logistics: Without a car we got a train to Certaldo, and the farm owner organised a return taxi for 50 euro (otherwise a 2 hour walk).

27 June 2023

Come here simply to meet the gorgeous, dignified, and passionate farm owner.

Her family has run the home for hundreds of years (there is a circa 1443 foundation stone on one of walls). Originally a hilltop fort, it was added to, and there is a staggering 42 rooms in the three storey edifice.

Filled with antique furniture, and fine paintings, the interior is a wonder, the highlight being a lovely chapel, hidden behind a secret door.

She gave us a 4 hour olive oil tour for the measly sum of 5 euro per hour. She does it, not for the money, but to impart her family’s generational passion of producing the finest extra virgin oil. She fashions the tour according to your wants.

We learnt about when the olives are harvested, how they grow on the trees, and how the different varieties of olives are blended on the farm, to give the unique flavour and aroma.

We learnt about cooking with the liquid gold, milling, cold pressing, and storage in the villa’s cellar.

We tasted both the oil, and olives themselves, and discovered the keys to reading the labels on the bottles.

With the EU’s help the traditional way of making boutique Tuscany olive oil is being preserved. See this process with your outstanding host.

28 August 2022

We had a wonderful experience and are very thankful for the nice and private (Only for two people) tour through the house as well as the gardens and olive plantage. The owner answered all our questions gently about the oil production, her family history and about the tuscan region. In our opinion she was well educated not only about oil production, but as well as in tuscan/ italian history. We enjoyed the tour in perfect german (really impressive) and would like to recommend everyone this experience!

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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