Experience the thrill of tasting different Italian olive oils in Tuscany and learn to recognize them. Let yourself be led by an expert agronomist through the secrets and legends of a field of olive trees in full bloom. Enjoy a typical Tuscan aperitif, in a romantic farmhouse in the hearth of Maremma with breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian sea and its islands. Experiment the olive harvest and its processing at the mill ( when it is harvesting season ).
At the old farmhouse Il Montino, built in stone in the 19th century, you will be greeted with refinement hospitality and a typical moka espresso, guided by an expert agronomist, you will discover the secrets of tradition Tuscan olive oil.
You will learn to recognize the different botanical species and the process to transform olive in oil using an oil mill. You will also taste oils of various origins, enjoying the flavor of a typical Tuscan aperitif. Il Montino is located a few minutes walk from the ancient medieval village of Casale Marittimo and offers a panoramic view of both the coast of Populonia and the islands of Elba and Corsica, and the splendid Tuscan hills cultivated for hundreds of hectares with vineyards and olive groves.
The village is located 20 km from Castagneto Carducci, 30 km from Volterra and 120 km from Florence and Siena, and is therefore an ideal starting point to reach the most famous Tuscan locations. The field of olive trees where the Botanical Tour takes place is several hectares large and has more than 300 plants of various native essences such as leccini, muraioli and lazzeri, of different ages range from 3 years to 40 years.
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