An olive oil tour along the hills of the Tuscan countryside: a real tasting experience between Florence and Arezzo discovering an ancient olive oil mill.
The guided tour will take you from the Romanesque period to the Renaissance, with an interlude for an olive oil tasting and a visit to an oil mill and then, for a perfect end of the tour, a lunch with local and typical dishes to complete your original Tuscan experience.
A local tour guide will take you to discover the Romanesque church of Cascia Reggello, along the ancient Cassia Vetus, dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul. Perfectly preserved in its simple and elegant beauty. Here you can admire the Triptych of San Giovenale, the first work by Masaccio, Florentine painter known for his fundamental contribution to the Brancacci Chapel. An extraordinary artistic debut for the artist who with this work opened a new expressive stream in the early Renaissance.
Visiting the historic Santa Téa Olive Oil Mill, built in 1426, you will be able to visit the old cellars discovering the oil production cycle, and then taste its final product on a classic bruschetta. A real “olive oil tour” to discover a healthy, natural and genuine product, produced in its finest quality in the most environment friendly manner. At the end of the tour, you can relax and enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch.
The tour ends here, but we highly recommend you stay for the rest of the afternoon to explore the area. Vallombrosa, with its Natural Reserve and the ancient monks’ abbey, is perfect for those of you who want to enjoy the cool peaceful nature. And for those who want to do a little shopping, we recommend the Outlet The Mall, an exclusive destination for prestigious international fashion brands at outlet prices.
On request it is possible to book a private vehicle for transfers.