Extra-virgin olive oil from the Tuscia: Land of the Etruscans. Discover the health benefits of "green gold" that the ancients have known for millennia.
This tour is similar to our Etruscan Winery & Olive Farm tour but without the wine, and can be a shorter day. You will travel north out of Rome along country roads though agricultural farmland, stopping to admire the quiant fishing village of Marta on the edge of the huge crater lake of Bolsena - 5th largest lake in Italy.
Both olive farms are set in tranquil countryside. They each have a selection of prestigious award-winning extra virgin olive oils - one of which is gaining an international reputation - which you will be sampling and one of the farms also produces other olive oil based condiments and personal grooming products!
Although this is an olive tasting tour - an immensely interesting experience - you do have the option to taste some local wines during lunch.
This excursion is one of the farthest from Rome and does have a fair amount of driving, however, time goes fast and it will not feel like a long day - in fact, as usually happens, our adventurers are never ready to go back to their hotel!
Key olive varieties on this tour: Canino, Frantoio, Leccino, Maurino
This will depend on your start location (which can be Rome or Viterbo), and inclusions in your itinerary, but we normally recommend a 8 hours.
Beautiful Relaxing Scenery
If you need to switch-off, the calming scenery of this tour is perfect - and if you book this tour in the Spring you will be driving through these stunning poppy fields.