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Olive Oil Gourmet Tour

Limousine Service in Cortona (Tuscany) with private chauffeur for an interesting and fun excursion.

Tuscany is a region with a perfect balance between environment, climate and territory, from which it produces a product of excellent quality and superior properties, the Tuscan Extravirgin IGP Olive Oil. In a stupendous location among the olive groves and hills of Cortona, you will visit an old mill dating back to 1800, specialized in the production of this extraordinary food product, the basis of Tuscan and Italian cooking in general. You will be welcomed by the company staff who will lead you through the stages of production, from the pressing of the olives to the packaging of the product, following the traditional cold press process, as well as the modern process. You will end the visit to the mill with an olive oil tasting and with the possibility of a lunch of typical dishes of traditional Tuscan cuisine. The tour ends with a visit to the beautiful town of Cortona recently becoming more well known by Frances Mayes' book and film, ”Under The Tuscan Sun. It is a pleasure to stroll the narrow streets in the characteristic medieval quarters, where you can enjoy the views and breathtaking scenery of the surrounding valley and Lake Trasimeno, for an interesting and fun excursion, immersed in the extraordinary beauty of this corner of Tuscany.


DETAILS

Duration: approximately 7/8 hours

It is possible for the tour to leave from locations in Tuscany and Umbria, within the areas in which we operate (click here to view map) and, based on logistics, the specific programme can be modified.

We ask you to contact us for more details regarding the itinerary and costs.



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Tuscan IGP Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Since 1998 Tuscan olive oil has been prided on its IGP status (protected geographical indication PGI), and is produced exclusively with olives coming from local companies of the region, and processed in establishments located within the Tuscan territory. The main variety of olives cultivated are: Frantoio, Lecccino, Moraiolo and Pendolino, with the addition of minor varieties of less than 15%. Extra virgin olive oil is the best product, with an acidity of less than 1%. The new olive oil is bright green in colour, which becomes yellow when mature.  With a harmonious taste, fruity and acid free, it goes very well as a condiment for soups, bruschetta, fish, meat and vegetables, but also for dishes such as roasts, fried food and sauces for pasta. It makes a healthy and exceptional seasoning because of its digestibility and nutritional contributions.