Calabrian Organic Olive Oil Tour ~ 7 Days
- Accommodation at an agriturismo which produces one of the best olive oils in Calabria
- Pasta making cooking class
- Guided wine tasting with sommelier
- Mini class on how to recognize a high quality olive oil
- Tour Code: LPCAT20
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Day 1: Arrive to Agriturismo in Maida (CZ) and overnight.
Day 2: Breakfast, sightseeing Cosenza, Northern city in Calabria Walk the old part of town, with a stop at the medieval Cathedral a UNESCO heritage site. Then visit the modern side of town along its high street which hosts the Open Air Museum MAB with several statues made by well known artists such as Manzù, Giorgio De Chirico, Salvator Dalì, Mimmo Rotella, Sosno. Don’t miss the new “San Francesco di Paola bridge” which was projected by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Afternoon free leisure time for shopping. Overnight at agriturismo.
Day 3: Breakfast, depart for a day trip to Tropea which is the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea; charming medieval historical centre located on a terrace about 70 meters above sea level and is the best known Calabrian resort, with its walls, towers, gates and white beach. Afternoon transfer to Pizzo Calabro, next to Tropea: overlooking the Tyrrhenian sea with Aragon 15th-century castle where Joachim Murat, Napoleon’s brother-in-law and King of Naples, was imprisoned and sentenced to death. Pizzo is renowned for the “tartufo” ice cream (truffle, so called for its shape and color like a black truffle): the hazelnut and chocolate ice-cream covered with cocoa powder was created by Pizzo ice cream makers and now it’s exported throughout Italy. Unique to Pizzo is the Church of Madonna di Piedigrotta: located inside a cave on the beach, where sculptures were carved from the rock. Return to Agriturismo and overnight.
Day 4: Breakfast, cooking class at the Agriturismo A lesson about the “scilatello alla ’nduja”, a typical Calabrian dish with handmade pasta. They learn how to knead the different species of flours, the creation of the “scilatello” by a typical “ferretto” (an iron tool) which helps you to give it the right shape. Then the sauce for flavoring the pasta. Afternoon guided tasting of 3 Calabrian wines by a sommelier. Overnight at the Agriturismo.
Day 5: Breakfast, Olive Harvesting A half day dedicated to the activity of the olive harvesting at the Agriturismo and the transformation into organic oil. Light lunch with the products of the farm. In the afternoon mini class of olive oil tasting: how you can recognize a good quality olive oil. Overnight at the Agriturismo.
Day 6: Breakfast Departure to the starred chef’s restaurant in Catanzaro which was named by the New York Times in its list of the best place to go in 2017: show cooking and lunch with a 7-course tasting menu with an aperitif and pastries with wine strictly from the territory. In the afternoon guided visit of Scolacium Archaeological Area, one of the best preserved in Calabria, surrounded by a wonderful olive grove. Return back to the Agriturismo and overnight.
Day 7: Breakfast. After breakfast, departure.
- Accommodation in an agriturismo
- Cooking class
- Cooking demonstration with a local chef
- Activity of olive harvesting
- Local assistance
- Beverages & meals not mentioned
- Transportation during stay
- Entrance fees
- Arrival & departure transfers
- City taxes (paid locally)
- Items & expenses of personal nature, and any items not mentioned in the “ Includes”.
- Starting From $1985 CAD per person
Rates are per person in CAD ($) and indicative of Euro price, subject to change. Minimum 2 passengers.
All rates and hotel availability subject to change. High season surcharges may apply.