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Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour

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Address: Via Pordenone 21 | Poggio Mirteto Station, 00182 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 7061 3279
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A tour through the olive groves 45 minutes train journey from Rome...

A tour through the olive groves 45 minutes train journey from Rome involving tastings, a light lunch and wines. During the lunch you can try different oils with different foods. Johnny Madge’s expertise about olive oil is internationally sought-after. He has done tastings on television: most recently for British TV chef Gary Rhodes. The trip can start or end with an olive oil tasting in Johnny's oil/wine bar in the medieval village of Casperia.

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Just a short day trip outside of Rome will overwhelm your senses with the splendor of the Italian countryside and the culinary delights of olive oil. When first meeting Johnny... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just a short day trip outside of Rome will overwhelm your senses with the splendor of the Italian countryside and the culinary delights of olive oil. When first meeting Johnny, the first thing that strikes you is his deep sincerity and generosity. He has a genuine love of Italy, art, beer, and olive oil, and discussing any of these topics... More 

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Kent, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just spent am amazing day with Johnny. He is incredibly knowledgable and informative about olive oil and makes you enthusiastic too. He doesn't make you feel silly for asking simple questions and explains everything in normal terms so that you understand what you are tasting, the differences were so clear once he had explained them. He is also... More 

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really had a great day! I hope you enjoy those oils! Best wishes, Johnny More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

My family and I were lucky enough to have been recommended this tour by a friend a few years ago and I am only now getting to writing a review, sorry Johnny! That being said, this tour was SO INCREDIBLE that I still think about it to this day and hope to find similar tours elsewhere, it's never happened. There... More 

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review which is almost too kind! Don't be sorry - it is such a fantastic review I could have waited for years! Please keep in touch because we have new ventures coming up soon which I would love to tell you about. All the best. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Do yourself a big favour and go on Johnny's olive oil tour!! This day trip is to be recommended to anyone who appreciates great food and wants to know more about olives and everything that goes into the production of the very best (and not so great) olive oils. You will also learn how to properly taste and appreciate olive... More 

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this! It was a real pleasure spending the day with you. Keep in touch. I hope your back is better. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Fantastic tour- Johnny was an amazing tour guide and walked us through olive oil production and tasting. Lunch was some of the best I've had in Italy, full stop. The only downside is that you'll never be able to buy cheap super market olive oil again.

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this. I love that photograph! Is it possible to share it with me? All the best, Johnny More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Four of us learned about olives, olive oils, agricotourism, local village histories and more during an excellent day with Johnny. His enthusiasm for and knowledge of olives and their oils are incomparable. His care and support for the industry as well as for the people to engage in it shone through our discussions and visits to trees, groves, harvesting activity,... More 

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I love this review! I am so lucky that I do this wonderful job and get to meet wonderful people. It was a real pleasure spending the day with you all. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was definitely a highlight of our trip to Rome. What an amazing experience this was. Not only is the olive tour amazing, but the scenery in this area is incredible. Johnny took us to see a remarkable old olive tree. We drove through incredible country side and saw olive groves. We visited an olive mill to see the production.... More 

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this review

Katerina, thank you so much for all the nice things you said about my tour. Thank you also for you enthusiasm and curiosity. I have never seen anyone eat so many olives off the tree! Bitter, right? More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a brilliant day from start to finish. An amazing tour consisting of visiting a truly ancient olive tree; detailed look in the olive groves; a factory tour and a trip to a stunning hillside village. The food was at a small restaurant with locally produced food and wine (many organic) where we were treated to an array of... More 

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for this. I am so lucky because I love doing my tour and I always meet lovely people on it. Every time I learn something new from the people who come along and the day you came was no exception! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My friends and I had a great day with Johnny. We drove with him in his van and visited abandoned olive oil groves. He was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining, and his passion for olive oil was evident. Our tour of the groves was followed by olive oil tasting and an incredible lunch. On our drive back to Casperia, we visited... More 

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this review

This is the first time I have ever thanked anyone for reviewing my tour. I should always have done so and now thank everyone (in some cases 7 years late!) for writing such nice things about my tour. Thank you, also, for taking the time to do this in our busy busy world! If you ever come back to Italy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Facebook recently reminded me that the tour my husband and I took with Johnny was about a year ago*, and it's unforgivable that I've not written this review before now, because every time I've met someone headed to Italy in the ensuing year, I've told them all about it. We stayed in Casperia the night before our tour, and had... More 

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