Olive Harvest

Experience Description

Discover the secrets of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the heart of Sabina, where every drop tells a story of tradition, quality, and Mediterranean splendor.

Indulge in a journey through time and taste as we invite you to discover the essence of Sabina, a region steeped in the tradition of olive cultivation and the artistry of olive oil production.

Nestled in the heart of the Lazio region of Italy, Sabina boasts a rich history dating back millennia, where the olive tree stands as an enduring symbol of health, peace, and prosperity.

At the heart of Sabina’s allure lies its olive oil, celebrated for its exceptional quality and bestowed with its own protected designation of origin (DOP). The journey of Sabina’s olive oil traces back to antiquity, preceding even the founding of Rome. Its significance in shaping the cultural and culinary landscape of the region cannot be overstated, with ancient Romans recognizing its unparalleled virtues and adopting it as the oil of choice for the Eternal City.

Italy’s olive oil heritage is a tapestry woven with over 700 distinct olive tree varieties, each contributing its unique flavor profile to the country’s diverse olive oil offerings. Among these, the designation of Extra Virgin Olive Oil reigns supreme, representing the pinnacle of quality and purity. Governed by stringent criteria set forth by the International Olive Oil Council, Extra Virgin Olive Oil embodies the epitome of excellence, ensuring that only the finest oils earn this esteemed classification.

Embark on a captivating odyssey to the picturesque countryside of Sabina, where the olive harvest season beckons with promises of adventure and discovery. As the crisp autumn air sets the stage for a bountiful harvest, immerse yourself in the timeless rhythms of rural life and partake in the age-old tradition of olive picking. Whether you join us in mid-October for a glimpse into the anticipation of the forthcoming harvest or opt for the full immersion experience in late October or November, you are guaranteed an unforgettable sojourn into the heart of olive country.

Picture yourself departing from the bustling streets of Rome, venturing into the tranquil embrace of Sabina’s verdant landscapes. Your day begins with a warm welcome at a charming villa, where a delectable breakfast sets the tone for the adventures ahead. Against this backdrop of rustic elegance, delve into the fascinating history of Sabina and its revered olive oil production, as knowledgeable guides regale you with tales of ancient traditions and modern innovations.

Step into the serene embrace of an olive grove, where the whispering leaves bear witness to centuries of wisdom encapsulated in each glistening fruit. Engage your senses as you participate in the age-old ritual of olive picking, feeling the weight of history in your hands as you gather nature’s bounty. From there, journey to a local olive mill (Frantoio), where the magic of transformation unfolds before your eyes. Witness the alchemy of olives being pressed into liquid gold, as skilled artisans coax forth the precious elixir that is Sabina’s olive oil.

Return to the villa, where a feast for the senses awaits. Indulge in a tantalizing olive oil tasting, guided by experts who will impart their wisdom on discerning the nuances of flavor and aroma that distinguish truly exceptional oil. Savor the silky texture and robust notes of freshly pressed oil as you sample it atop golden bruschetta, a symphony of simplicity and sophistication.

As the day draws to a close, linger in the idyllic surroundings of the villa, where moments of relaxation offer the perfect opportunity to reflect on the day’s adventures. Browse a curated selection of olive oils available for purchase, ensuring that the memories of your journey linger long after your return to the city.

With hearts full and palates satisfied, bid farewell to Sabina’s enchanting countryside, carrying with you the spirit of its storied olive groves and the promise of future encounters with Italy’s liquid gold. As you journey back to Rome, may the memories of this day serve as a testament to the enduring allure of Sabina and the timeless artistry of its olive oil.

Possible Program of the Event:

  • Departure from Rome to the Sabine countryside
  • Welcome breakfast at a picturesque villa
  • Introduction to Sabina’s olive oil history and production, with a visit to the villa’s or nearby olive grove for olive picking
  • Guided tour of a local olive mill (Frantoio)
  • Return to the villa for an olive oil tasting accompanied by bruschetta
  • Delicious lunch featuring local cuisine
  • Leisure time and opportunity to purchase Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Return journey to Rome
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    8 hours

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