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From Olives to Oil

From £85 pp

Puglia

7-8 hours

2-8 people

From Olives to Oil

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What You'll Do

Visit Monopoli countryside in Puglia, Italy and live the olive harvest. Learn how to pick olives and the production process of olive oil from the locals. This tradition is surrounded by culture and has been passed through families from generation to generation.

Puglia the harvest time starts at the beginning of November, when there’s the opening of oil mills, and it continues till the end of December. From olives picked in this period it is made the best extra virgin oil with 0 acidity or something more.

In our countryside, where there are thousands of centuries-old olive trees, the harvest time is often a festival for families and friends who use it to meet and enjoy the time together. A party atmosphere that we would like to share with you. Riding a mountain bike or by a minibus, you will arrive in a field of very old olive trees nearby a large farm built during the Sixteenth century, where you will pick olives using different techniques with local farmers. During the day you will have a light lunch with typical Apulian products and everything you need to live an authentic and comfortable experience.

In the afternoon we will take the picked olives to a local oil mill, where you will see the modern techniques that we use to make oil and then taste the extra virgin oil just made. Finally you will receive bottles or tins of extra virgin oil made by the olives that you picked during the day, as a nice souvenir of this authentic experience in Monopoli countryside with local farmers.

Experience
Highlights

Enjoy a Light lunch and tasting of typical Apulian products (focaccia, bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil, wine, snacks)

Meet the local producers and experience the harvest

Try the delicious locally produced olive oil

Your Local Host:

Antonella

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

Puglia is my passion. Ever since I was 10 years old I have been discovering, exploring and learning about the region. When I was a little bit older, I started to give guided tours of the area and after my studies in art I decided to pursue a masters degree in tourism management, to work as a guide ful Read More

Reviews (2)

Gayle

Wednesday 20th March, 2019

My husband and I really wanted to get up close to some of Puglia's ancient olive trees and we certainly chose the right team to help us do that. We spent a wonderful morning with Antonella in beautiful countryside just outside Monopoli. She told us a...

My husband and I really wanted to get up close to some of Puglia's ancient olive trees and we certainly chose the right team to help us do that. We spent a wonderful morning with Antonella in beautiful countryside just outside Monopoli. She told us all about the trees themselves, the harvesting of the olives and the production of the oil. Antonella was knowledgeable about the subject, passionate about her region and just a lovely person to spend a few hours with. We had a great experience!

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Karen

Wednesday 12th September, 2018

Antonella guided us through beautiful olive groves, underground churches, ancient olive oil presses, botanical gardens with crazy dogs; speaking knowledgeably and engagingly and not minding at all that my husband and I kept flipping between English a...

Antonella guided us through beautiful olive groves, underground churches, ancient olive oil presses, botanical gardens with crazy dogs; speaking knowledgeably and engagingly and not minding at all that my husband and I kept flipping between English and our attempts at Italian. A wonderful 4 hours finished with the delights of samples of produce from her shop. Fantastico- gracie mille xxx

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Location Information

The tour starts and finishes in Via Porto n. 8 in Monopoli old town.

  • Transfer by car or minivan
  • Harvest experience
  • Guide in English
  • Light lunch and tasting of typical Apulian products (focaccia, bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil, wine, snacks)

FAQs

This experience requires a minimum of 2 people.