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Matera: Guided Olive Mill Tour and Olive Oil Tasting

Product ID: 349676
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Discover what Matera's gastronomic culture has to offer and join the olive mill tour. Learn about the family oil culture and tradition in Matera, from harvesting to bottling this precious liquid. Indulge in a free tasting paired with other local produce.
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Duration: 1.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore a traditional oil mill and learn about the steps for oil extraction
  • Take a walk through the fields of olive trees
  • Indulge in an olive oil tasting paired with delicious Bread of Matera
Full description
Embark on an olive oil factory tour and learn all about the elaboration and production of this liquid golden juice directly from the family workers themselves. The tour consists of three parts: an excursion inside the fields, a visit to the olive oil mill, and a tasting.

Begin the tour with an excursion inside the fields where you'll get a brief introduction about the award-winning product by this family company. Your tour guide will illustrate the various stages of cultivation and, depending on the period, you can watch the activities carried out on-site, such as tree pruning or olive picking.

In the second part, the tour continues through an olive oil mill with plenty of details of the machinery involved in the extraction process and the different steps for oil extraction. Visit the packaging lab and learn how the extra-virgin oil is preserved and bottled.

After learning the secrets of oil elaboration, your tour will be concluded with a tasting of different olive oils paired with Bread of Matera and other local products. Get an experience that will awaken your senses to all the joys that Matera and the wonderful olive oil world have to offer.
Includes
  • Olive mill visit
  • Olive field excursion
  • Tastings (olive oil, other local produce)
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation from meeting point
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meet your guide at the farmhouse

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From US$ 17.58 per person

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Martulli Viaggi - Matera

Product ID: 349676