Harvesting Holidays

LAURA DSC_0102 The olive harvest is something everyone should see at least once. If you have never experienced it yourself now is the time to earn your share of this year’s crop…

Spirit of Italy Holidays

Olive picking at Casa Falcioni Guests will visit an olive pressing facility and bring home a bottle of oil.

Harvest Italia 2014, presented by Spirit of Italy Tours, is a 7night/8 day tour to Tuscany from October 28 to November 4, open to six people. The tour is centred around the annual olive harvest in the small towns and villages of the Valdarno and Casentino regions, 30 minutes southeast of Florence. The cornerstone of Harvest Italia 2014 is hand-picking olives at Casa Falcioni, a 10-acre property in the charming town of Cavriglia with an olive grove of nearly 600 trees. Guests will visit an olive pressing facility and bring home a bottle of olive oil from self-picked olives! Agriturismo Il Pozzo in Arezzo will serve as home base for the duration of the trip. The breathtaking property features a characteristic farm house and adjoining apartments that overlook an expansive courtyard and hillsides. The handpicked Harvest Italia 2014 itinerary includes visits to outdoor markets, a winery tour, cooking demonstration, and more. Guests will enjoy an authentic, personalized ‘slice-of-life experience’ during the autumn harvest that they wouldn’t be able to cultivate on their own.

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“Olive picking in Abruzzo is a celebration of family, festivity, good food and unfussy wine” Amanda Platell – Daily Mail

For those who want a fun holiday with a difference – come olive picking with us in beautiful Abruzzo, between the mountains and the sea. We offer luxurious accommodation and full board with delicious meals and unlimited wine. The farmhouse is set in landscaped gardens surrounded by a grove of 1,000 mature olive trees, and has been interior designed to the highest standards. Our guests come from all over the world to enjoy this celebration of family, festivity and age-old tradition. We take you through the olive harvest from the handpicking (with nets, ladders and baskets) through to the final process at the olive mill, and you can have your own oil delivered to you back home. The days in the olive grove are invigorating and always fun, the evenings relaxing and convivial. You need only pick when you want, perhaps preferring some days to explore the beautiful Abruzzan countryside and magical hilltop towns instead. The harvest starts in mid-October and goes through to November. It offers a wonderful week spent learning a traditional skill far from the stresses of our modern way of life.

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