Olive Milling Week

 Day-to-day tour

 

Bolgheri

D01: ARRIVAL

D02: BOLGHERI
Rich of vineyards and olives trees, Bolgheri is the land of the famous Sassicaia wine and of the italian national poet Carducci. Its closeness to the sea shore affects the taste of its oil. We can access the medieval village with its paved alleys and palaces made of stones. The collection of the olives is made by the end of October until November.

 

Montalcino

D03: MONTALCINO - VAL D’ORCIA
Montalcino is a little village 40km south of Siena on top of a hill. The cultivated areas are mostly used for vineyards, olive groves and cereals. Land of Brunello wine, has a rich historical past. Already at the beginning of November the olives are picked by hand and, on the same day, worked to extract the valuable oil. Its typical bitterness is much appreciated.

   

Milling

D04: SIENA - CHIANTI SENESE
Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, the southerner village of Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti are known for the excellent quality production of the Chianti Classico. The extra virgin olive oil "Terre di Siena" is produced here: fruity smell and taste characterized by bitter and spicy notes. Here around you will not be able to avoid the glamour of the salami.

 

Oil production

D05: CHIANTI FIORENTINO from Siena to Florence by Castles
The Chianti land is a territory that has been produced the wine Chianti Classico from centuries. The first official document stating the production is dated 1398. Here it is produced since 1300 a good olive oil that in 2000 was endorsed by the European Community the Protected Designation of Origin - PDO.

 

Olive

D06: MONTALBANO Leonardo da Vinci land
and Medicean Villas

The area of Montalbano, between the provinces of Florence, Pistoia and Prato, is the ideal place from which to visit all of Tuscany. The dominant landscape is hilly, with the vine cultivated in the plains or in some terracing, olive spread on the higher slopes and chestnut woods, on top.

 

Truffle

D07: MONTALBANO and Truffle Hunting experience in San Miniato
The truffle is a root. In the area of San Miniato it lives in symbiosis with oaks, poplar and limes in a very humid and shady terrain. The truffle hunting experience starts with the tartufaio (truffle hunter) and its faithful trained dog. Lunch or dinner truffle based will be part of the experience!

 

San Gimignano

D08: SAN GIMIGNANO - VOLTERRA
San Gimignano is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. There were once 72 towers but now only thirteen have survived and give the elegant allure to the town. Volterra is a mysterious and magical city. It is possible to witness and trace any historical architectural period which has contributed to make the city unique.

 

 

D09: FAREWELL

 

The individual participation fee of €1480 (12p basis) includes:

- All the transfers by private bus + driver
- Hotels 3-4 stars or typical Tuscan agriturismo (Double Occupancy B&B)
- Half Board (dinner in typical restaurants or hotel)
- English speaking professional guide, other languages as requested
- Medical/baggage insurance

It does not include:

- Entrance charges for museums, churches or other places.
- Single Room supplement 40€ per night.
- Tips, beverages, or any extras
- Supplement Full Board 140€
- International/domestic fligs (can be provided - ask for quotation)

 

All dietary requirements will be catered for.

All our tours are provided with Medical and Luggage insurance and call center for assistance.

 

 

 

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