Tuscany olive oil tour in Seggiano
Join our Tuscany olive oil tour and discover the native Tuscan olive variety of our territory: the Olivastra Seggianese. Stroll among the olive trees and taste the famous Seggiano olive oil PDO. Visit the Oil Museum with a guide and admire the largest plant in the world fed by aeroponic technology.
What you’ll do
- Stroll among the tall, centuries-old olive trees in Seggiano
- Taste 2 types of extra virgin olive oil with the producer
- Visit the Seggiano Oil Museum with a tour guide
Price per person: € 33
What to expect
During this fascinating Tuscany olive oil tour, you will get to know one of Tuscany’s most prized olive varieties.
We will take a walk in the farm among our tall, centuries-old olive trees. I will explain the fascinating history of this olive tree, the cultivation of our olives and the methods for preserving Tuscan extra virgin olive oil.
Together we will taste two types of our own Seggiano olive oil PDO. We will learn how to taste it and what are the merits and defects of this famous Tuscan olive oil.
Our Tuscany olive oil tour continues with a visit to the Seggiano Oil Museum. Accompanied by a tour guide, you will discover the widespread recovery of the historic centre among oratories, churches and an ancient oil mill.
In a 19th-century cistern, the roots of an olive tree grow freely in the void. The trunk and foliage of the tree form the space of a small square, immediately above the cistern, overlooking the olive groves and chestnut woods of Mount Amiata. The olivastra in the cistern is the largest plant in the world fed with aeroponic technology.
The Food Expert: my passion for olive trees originates from the “bruschetta” (slices of toasted bread) that my grandparents and parents prepared when I was a child, from the days spent playing around the trees. Our olive groves are located in Seggiano, a small village of a thousand inhabitants at the foot of Mount Amiata in the province of Grosseto.
The native variety of this territory is the Olivastra Seggianese, cultivated by Benedictine monks since 1300 BC. We propose a Tuscany olive oil tour to discover the typical Tuscan olives of our territory, including a visit to the farm, Seggiano olive oil tasting, a visit to the village of Seggiano and the Oil Museum.
|Where||Seggiano, Grosseto – 50 min from Pienza|
|When||Everyday – duration 3 hours|
|Start time||Flexible start time by agreement with the Expert|
|What’s not included||
Price per person: € 33
Cancellation policy: all bookings for the Tuscany olive oil tour can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.
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My passion for olive trees originates from the “bruschetta” (slices of toasted bread) that my grandparents and parents prepared when I was a child, from the days spent playing around the trees. This has always been our family passion, because olive harvest was a joy for my grandparents and olive oil was an important resource for the whole year.
Our olive groves are located in Seggiano, a small village of a thousand inhabitants at the foot of Mount Amiata in the province of Grosseto. The native variety of this territory is the Olivastra Seggianese, cultivated by Benedictine monks since 1300 BC.
The olive harvest takes place from early October until late November. We largely pick the olives by hand as to avoid stressing our tall, age-old Olivastra Seggianese olive trees. Year after year, mechanical techniques have been added to this method, but not for a complete harvest: only men with traditional wooden ladders can reach the highest fronds. We press the olives immediately after harvesting in order to maintain all their properties.