Starting out from Montalbano at 9.00am we’ll reach the olive grove plain and the ancient Traiana road, that in the past connected Rome to Brindisi and today links Fasano and Ostuni. With a paved cycling path and hardly any traffic, full of points of interest that describe what rural life used to be like.
During the tour, we explain the history of the olive oil from cultivation to the harvesting of olives, describing the different production methods depending on its final use: from lamp oil to high-quality extra virgin, we’ll tell you about the history and the passion developed over the centuries, always closely connected with the local community.
On the trail, we will visit a hypogeum oil mill with old millstone and presses, a fortified Masseria farmhouse, a modern mill and a centenarian olive tree.
It is also possible to arrange an extra virgin olive oil tasting.
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Departure Place:Montalbano di Fasano
Cost: €8 per person
At the Masseria, or cheese dairy farm, Signora Giovanna will prepare a selection of homemade artiganal cheeses for you to sample: fresh ricotta, aged cheeses and friselline (Puglian crisp breads) are some of the delicious ingredients chosen for this zero-mile tasting.
Cost: €5 per person
Take a tour of the Farming Co Operative on the outskirts of the town, where you will be talked through the production process behind the finest Puglian extra virgin olive oil. A guided tasting of four different varieties of pure olive oils and 2 blended oils, accompanied by typical Puglian crisp bread, friselline, in a truly unique context.
Cost: €10 per person
A picnic basket full of local, zero-mile products will be your treasure chest of treats! Tomato Focaccia, tarallini, biscotti, homemade bread and a bottle of artiganal olive oil are amongst the delights you will discover within!
Cost: €20 per person
Inside an ancient farmhouse you can sample a selection of locally grown, zero-mile products: olive and tassel-grape hyacinth patè; aubergine, courgette and broad beans preserved in oil; a plate of home-made orecchiette with fresh tomato sauce, and naturally, the house wine!
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