Veneto
Destination
2 hours
Duration
Ita-Eng+
Language
1+
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Visit the Veneto oil mill near Verona

Learn more about the tradition of extra virgin olive oil from Veneto. Stroll through the centuries-old olive trees of the Illasi Valley near Verona. Visit the modern olive oil mill in the stone farmhouse dating back to 1700. Take part in a guided tasting of extra virgin olive oil with the producer.


What you’ll do

  • Reach the oldest olive grove and admire the multicentre olive trees near Verona
  • Visit the Veneto oil mill to learn about olive oil production techniques
  • Take part in a guided olive oil tasting and sample 4 types of extra virgin olive oil

What to expect

You will get to know Veneto extra virgin olive oil from its roots.

We will take a leisurely walk through the countryside, woods and olive groves surrounding the farmhouse. Through the colours, scents and sounds of the countryside, we will reach the oldest olive grove. After admiring the multi-coloured olive trees, we will return to our Veneto olive oil mill for a tasting session.

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

We will end the food experience in a renovated premises where history, tradition and innovation meet.

We will start the guided olive oil tasting journey together using the official tasting technique. We will taste four different types of extra virgin olive oil from our own production. We will stimulate the sense of smell and taste to best perceive the scents and characteristics.

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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.

Where Illasi, Verona – 50 min from Lake Garda and 70 min from Venice
When On Saturday and Sundays – duration 2 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 parents, the experience is free.
What’s included
Walk in the countryside Guided tasting course
Visit to the olive oil mill Olive oil tasting: 4 types
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: € 25,00

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

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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.

Review

5.00 based on 1 review
30 September 2021

This amazing experience has everything we were looking for:
– Welcoming and friendly hosts, who spark interesting discussions.
– A guided tasting session with the olive oil expert.
– A farm with a variety of old and new olive trees, from different varietals.
– An informative expert, who was sharing his knowledge and responding to our questions.
– Explanation of the oil extraction process in the facilities.
– Great olive oil to buy.

Highly recommend!!

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