Rock Star Invites Tourists to Help With Olive Harvest

Sting invites tourists to his 900-acre estate and try their hand at harvesting the olives that produce the rock star's own line of extra virgin olive oil.

Olive Oil Estate Tours in Tuscany

Olive oil tasting tours rival wine tours with an exclusive chance to celebrate the Mediterranean landscape and culture at its finest.
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Harvest at a Tuscan Oliveto

My father has been traveling to Italy to spend a week picking Olives in the Tuscan hilltops at an Oliveto run by a childhood friend of his.

In Lucca, Biodynamic and Organic Farming Make a Bit of Magic

Giuseppe Ferrua hand-picks his olives at just the right day of the lunar cycle to maximize the amount of liquid they contain. “Some people say we’re witches.”
Olive Oil Times Special

For Family Making Olive Oil for 425 Years, Practice Makes Perfect

In 1585, 21 year-old William Shakespeare became a proud father of twins. Later that year, the Gonnellis bought a mill from local monks and started making olive oil. They're still at it.

Massimo’s Oil

We dined al fresco, at a hand-hewn farm table that stretched across an ancient patio overlooking an olive grove. I watched carefully, but not too carefully, for signs that Marcella knew about the relationship.