PATH walks Puglia: extra virgin olive oil harvest week holiday

the oil of wisdom                            make your own extra virgin olive oil in Puglia

Make the liquid gold

A week long holiday in Puglia to harvest, produce and taste your own cold pressed extra virgin olive oil in Puglia.

A week long sojourn to pick and press olives, to taste the liquid gold and explore the countryside, the towns and the small villages of Puglia enjoying its food, wine and tradition. During this time you will get familiar with the local cultivar and the harvest technique. Tasting different type of olive oil from different producers of Puglia and Italy, with the help of our expert, you will learn how to tast the olive oil, how to recognise a good olive oil and how to void a bad one, how to mach it with food, and of course how to produce it in the most natural way.

This trip will give you the opportunity to explore Lecce and the surroundings villages with charming and knowledgeable local guides, while daily field trips will take us to meet selected local producers enjoining wine and food tasting. Giuliana will do for us some cooking demo of extra virgin olive oil based local recipes, giving to the participants the opportunity to take a cooking class.

During this sojourn you will be doing some olive picking in the morning with field trips and guided tours in the afternoon, visiting the sourroundigs and the local producers and.

Trip details

Duration:7 Days | 6 nights
(no single supplement required)
Dates:10 Nov 2012
Tour Price:€ 1600
Group size:4 - 16

Trip highlights

  • Introduction to the extra virgin olive oil
  • Visit to ancient and modern olives mills
  • Tutored olive oil and wine tasting
  • Private tours of Lecce and the surroundings
  • Cooking demo of local recipes

This trip includes

  • 6 nights accommodation & breakfast
  • 4 lunch and 3 dinners
  • All transports during the sojourn
  • extra vergin olive oil produced and material
  • Cultural tours and field trips
  • tutored wine, oil and food tastings
  • cookery workshops
  • Transfer from/to Brindisi airport

Not included

  • Flights & insurance
  • Everything not mentioned on the included list above


  • The recommended accommodation for this trip is Villa Giuliana elegant b&b in Lecce


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