Harvesting Olives in Sicily

Maletto, ItalyCall For Price Full Day

A day highlighting the olive and its importance to Italy

In this incredible Experience, you will join a local farmer in the beautiful agricultural landscape of Sicily to help with olive picking (note: the harvest only takes place during November to mid-December). Learn about the unique qualities of olives and local olive oil produced in the region. This is a special opportunity to experience Sicilian culture and lifestyle first-hand as our Local shares with you family connections and friends. Make sure you ask all the questions you have in mind to local experts who have been cultivating and harvesting olives for many years and from one generation to the next.

 

Something unique to this Experience — we will arrange a visit to an old-fashioned “frantoio” owned by a friend of the family to see how olives turn into olive oil and enjoy a tasting, during which you can inquire about the health aspects and advantages of olive oil and compare it with olive oil from other regions in Italy. At the end our Local will take you to the house of her friends to enjoy a typical dinner where olives and oil are the main ingredients. This Experience also promises a lot of fun even when it is not harvest time of year.

  • A full day with local Sicilian residents to learn about them, their culture and life in Sicily all with a perfect view of Mt. Etna
  • A walk through the olive orchards with a local farmer
  • Visit an old-fashioned “frantoio” (factory where olive oil is made)
  • Transportation provided by Local
  • A lesson on growing and harvesting olives and how olive oil is made
  • Getting your hands dirty and participating in the harvest (November to mid-December)
  • A traditional Italian dinner with your Locals, featuring the olives you have just learned so much about

 

Duration: 8 hours

Availability: Year round, but most ideal from November to mid-December

Difficulty level: Easy

Meals: A dinner and wine provided

Transportation: Provided by Local

Requirements: Walking in the countryside. We can work with and around any food allergies or intolerances. For alcohol consumption, guests must be 21 or over

Equipment RecommendedComfortable footwear

Max # of people allowed: 8

 

 

 

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