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The Olive People

Torri in Sabina, Italy
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An Italian gastronomic association offering farm-to-table food, wine and olive oil day tours in the roman countryside.
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990stephen wrote a review May 2017
London, United Kingdom8 contributions5 helpful votes
We are interested in food - we like eating different foods, and want to know how they are produced. Staying in Rome for a few days, we thought that an Olive People tour would be an interesting excursion and a contrast to the busy city. We were not disappointed - the tour met all our expectations. We chose the Producers Tour. We were collected from the local station and taken to meet several local, artisan producers of cheese, meats, oil, wine, etc. and see how they worked, in this truly beautiful area. We then went to a lovely hillside villa for an olive oil tasting given by a world renown olive oil judge, plus a talk about wine pairing with food, etc. After this a delicious lunch was produced, with wines, using much of the produce we had seen earlier. After this and much conversation, we were taken back to the station for our 40 minute journey back to Rome. We had a very interesting and enjoyable day - very good value too. Libby, Rissa and Johnny, really know their stuff and their enthusiasm is infectious. I would thoroughly recommend a trip with The Olive People.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Helen G wrote a review Apr 2017
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This area of Italy is totally unspoilt. You feel you have been let into a secret that somehow everyone else has overlooked! The olive people tour was the icing on the cake! Our first stop was a beautiful village; one of those ones that looks that it's been dropped on the top of a hill! We were taught about the history of the village as well as what a plethora of plants there were available for foraging, from wild asparagus and rocket to caper berries! The next stop was a stunning villa with panoramic views. We learnt all about olive oil, both how it is made and how to taste it. It was really interesting to learn how much thought and effort goes into a product that most of us take for granted...I am now a certified olive oil snob! After the tasting we sat down to a splendid 5 course Easter lunch! The bubbles and wine accompanying the delicious food was cleverly matched and it was clear both that and the food had been carefully sourced. Fresh tomato bruschetta followed by veal and tuna sauce followed by pasta with walnut pesto followed by lamb and seasonal vegetables finished off with a chocolate and orange pistachio cake, all freshly cooked and beautifully presented. Perfect! We were driven home with minds full of how and when we might be able to come back again! Thank you olive people!
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Andrew W wrote a review Apr 2017
Launceston, United Kingdom46 contributions35 helpful votes
A fantastic way to spend Easter Sunday traveling around a beautiful, unspoilt and undiscovered corner of Italy. The day started with a guided tour of a local village to look at local architecture, hear about its history and study the local flora and fauna. After that we were driven to a truly stunning location to be taught how to taste olive oil by an expert who was flying to Japan the next day to judge a competition. The next part of the day was a gorgeous meal comprising several courses created using outstanding local ingredients and wines. Finally we were driven back to our local accommodation. A fantastic experience that I would thoroughly recommend to others. I will choose another of their tours when I'm next back in Italy.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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