Olive Tour

olive oil tour

Half Day Rome Olive Oil Tour

This 3 hour Rome Olive Tour includes a visit to the largest olive tree in Europe (2000 years old),  a guided tour of a local organic olive grove, plus a visit to our family home for an olive oil tasting and light lunch, sampling local Sabina produce with a glass of wine while overlooking spectacular and unspoilt views of the Rome countryside.

This tour is all about olive oil, its flavour and the art of olive oil making. During your olive oil tour we will drive you through beautiful rolling hills covered with olive groves, fruit orchards and vineyard, on our way to visit a family run olive grove, where extra virgin olive oil is still produced traditionally in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Sabina region, just north of Rome. This is a unique experience, a chance to learn about olive oil making, walk in the unspoilt Roman countryside and admire a number of well established olive trees that are certainly a few hundred years old.

Easy journey from Rome: trains every 15 minutes!

Free local station pick up service

Train from Rome: We will send you detailed & easy to follow instructions on how to get to your pick up point. It is very easy to take this direct modern train from anywhere in Rome (or the main Rome airport) to Fara Sabina station, where we will meet you and return you to at the end of your day out. Train departures are generally every 15 minutes. The train journey is about 40 minutes. Train tickets cost from €2.60 to €2.90  Euros, one way, from Rome.

From wherever you are staying in Rome, joining our olive oil tour is easy, direct and simple and it only takes about 40 minutes. There is an excellent urban train service which departs from many areas of Rome every 15 minutes. We give you easy-to-follow directions to come to our local train station; you will find us there waiting for you holding our sign, then we will set off for our olive oil tour. At the end of your Rome olive oil tour, we will return you to the station. 

What makes good olive oil so special?

During your olive oil tour, you will learn to recognize good olive oil by its freshness and flavour, discover the ancient art of olive oil making and find out what makes good olive oil so special. You will also sample the olive oil on freshly baked wood-fired bread with a glass of wine and a sample of local prosciutto and pecorino cheeses, while admiring the stunning views from the Sabine hills from our family home terrace. You’ll be able to taste the difference between the olive oil you normally buy at home and the Sabina novello olive oil (just harvested).

Rome Olive oil tour

The largest olive tree in Europe

The first stop on your olive oil tour is a visit to the largest olive tree in Europe, which is over 2000 years old and is a natural monument of Italy. This enormous olive tree still produces plenty of olives and is set in the heart of olive oil country and the rolling hills of Sabina near Rome.

Thanks to Sally and Guido for a fabulous day out from Rome, I learnt so much and got to see some amazing countryside (that reminded me of Tuscany and Umbria) in a region I knew nothing about. Guido certainly knows all there is to know about Olive Oil. He was a great guide and made the whole experience fun and relaxing. I learnt so much about Italian extra virgin olive oil, that my friends now call me 'an olive oil snob', and I love it! 

Elisabeth C. Ontario, Canada.

Half Day Rome Olive Oil Tour programme

Morning: Pick-up at local train station at 10.00 am. Enjoy the beautiful drive through rolling hills, past olive groves and medieval villages on your way to visit the 'Largest Olive Tree in Europe', also called 'L'Olivone'. We stop here to admire this natural 2000 year old monument that is still producing olives. After enjoyng a scenic drive through this beautiful countryside, we continue this tour by taking you to a local olive grove where we tell you about the history, local traditions of olive oil in this region, how olive oil is produced and what to look for in selecting your extra virgin olive oil at home. Plus much more. We then walk 50 metres to our family home and taste quality Sabina D.O.P extra virgin olive oil and sample local bread, salami and cheeses with a glass of wine while admiring the stunning countryside from our home terrace.

1.00 pm: After a wonderful morning learning about the ancient art of olive oil making, what makes the local Sabina extra virgin olive oil so good, and then sampling this Sabina Olive Oil in the wonderful setting of the Roman Countryside, we will return you to the local station to catch your train back to Rome.

For larger groups: We can also accommodate private larger groups. Please inquire. Our Rome Olive Oil Tour is usually conducted in the morning, however afternoon tour times can also be arranged for larger groups.

All our activities can be combined with accommodation at our B&B

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