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Make it, then eat it... and bring some home!
Olive picking takes places in October-November.

Together with your Food Ambassador, you will move to the contryside and meet your host, who will take you through olives tree to show how to spread nets under the trees and how to rake down olives, by hand. You will learn that the eventual quality of olive oil depends on many factors, including olives maturation, fertilization and climate, and that olive harvest is also an important social opportunity in Italy.

Weather permitting, the landlord will organize a pic-nic of local specialties under the trees for you, followed by a visit to the oil press to see it working and to have a better understanding of the process.

The day ends with a tasting of different kinds of freshly squeezed extra virgin olive oil with home-baked bread, paired with local Montepulciano wine.

Don’t leave without a bottle of olive oil that you contributed making!
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      Olive picking guided experience
  It can be combined with other activities or included in itineraries
  Pic-nic of local specialties (or traditional lunch in case of bad weather)
  • It is highly recommended to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Olive picking is only available at certain times of the year. Contact us to check dates and availability.
  • We organize olive picking in different Italian regions. Get in touch and tell us where you would like your experience to take place.

Important information about Covid-19 (coronavirus)

The Covid-19 emergency requires everyone to be careful and therefore it is necessary to comply with the following rules while on tour.
  •  Wear a mask covering mouth and nose during the whole experience. It is especially important when in crowded areas and inside shops and venues. It is not required when eating or drinking.
  • Keep a safe distance of at least 1 metre (3 feets) unless you belong to the same family an/or if you live together with the persons you are travelling with.
  • Regularly clean your hands with an alcohol based hand rub or wash them with soap and water: they are available by law inside restaurants and commercial venues.
  • Avoid touching your own eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid shaking hands, hugging and other physical contact with people you don't live with.

Green Pass

Green Pass is required for museums, events, fair trades and to dine indoors in restaurants. It is your own responsibility to have it with you and show it when you're asked during your experience. You can find further information on Green Pass in Italy on the official website (https://www.dgc.gov.it/web/)

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We had the most incredible experience. Our tour guide Sylvia was exceptional. Highly recommended this experience!
Mike Miller
Mike Miller
In a word, outstanding! If you are in any doubt about booking, do it, you won't be disappointed.

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