Immerse yourself in the traditions and flavours of Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil on a family-run farm north of Florence near Chianti. Villa Monteoriolo is situated on a 10-hectare estate and has been in the same family for 200 years.
Perfect for guests staying in our luxury villas in Tuscany
— tour the beautiful 14th-century estate, complete with around 3000 olive trees, visit the idyllic, seasonal vegetable garden and savour 0km olive oil produced on the very land around you.
Sample extra-virgin olive oil on an authentic Tuscan family farm
It doesn’t get much more authentic than a private tour of a working olive farm with a local whose ancestors have worked the same soil for over 200 years. Delve deep into the history of Villa Monteoriolo, from the 14th century to the present day and discover the secrets behind Tuscany’s precious ‘green gold’.
The experience will begin with a tour of the estate, including the olive groves which are made up of four different varieties: Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino and Pendolino — all harvested by hand. Monteoriolo’s hill-top position means you’ll also be treated to stunning views of the Florentine hills to the north and Chianti to the south. The family will walk you through the fascinating production process behind each bottle of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, before an intimate tasting of their best products.
If there is something in the seasonal vegetable garden that you especially want to try, the family will include a sample in the olive oil tasting. Each tasting is accompanied by Tuscan specialities like bread with oil, bruschetta, olives and pecorino. You will also get to savour local wines, whether white or rose wine from the neighbouring Fattorie Giannozzi estate in the Val di Pesa, or Chianti Classico from the Castel Ruggero estate.
Tour of Villa Monteoriolo and olive groves followed by a private olive oil tasting served with Tuscan delicacies like Bruschetta with Pecorino.
Included in the price:
- Min. 2 persons — Max. 22 persons
- Approx. 1.5 hours
- Available all year round
- Available from Monday to Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm
- Languages: English, Italian
- Child-friendly with discount: €50
- Children 3 years and under go free
- Advance booking of 1-2 weeks recommended
- Transport is not included in the price
Exclusive tour of Villa Monteoriolo, the family farm and olive groves, and private olive oil tasting served with local Tuscan wine and snacks, like bruschetta and pecorino.