The olive oil culture is one of our region’s greatest treasures. The Apulian tradition of olive processing is centuries old, based around millions of amazing olive trees and an incredible number of historical olive oil mills. Puglia is the Italian region with the highest production of extra virgin oil, carrying on this old craft with a passion and a true fondness for the warmth of our sun and the strength of our soil.
From 4th to 30th November Borgo Egnazia will let you witness the making of olives into extra virgin oil via an unforgettable three day experience, during which some expert farmers of our area, the keepers of our rural heritage for generations, will walk you through the discovery of the olive.
Together, you’ll follow through the processing of this inherently Apulian fruit: from its hand picking from the fields of Masseria San Domenico to its cold-pressing at an authentic subterraneous mill, plus some not-to-be-missed tastings of “made in Puglia” extra virgin olive oils matched with some typical food products such as “frise”, cheese and home-made bread. You’ll also enjoy some moments of true creativity, with a lesson about the inlaying of olive leaves, a cooking class about some oil-based traditional recipes (notably, “focaccia” and “panzerotti”) and a short still-life drawing class allowing you to put on canvas Borgo Egnazia’s breath talking scenario of olive groves and the sea.
The offer includes:
Olive hand picking and tasting of olive oils and food products at Masseria San Domenico.
Visit of a typical subterraneous mill, including a tasting and a meeting with mill workers.
Three olive-based workshops at Borgo Egnazia:
- Inlaying and making of objects from olive leaves.
- Themed class about extra virgin olive in cooking.
- Still-life drawing class, portraying of century-old olive groves and the sea landscape
Terms & Conditions:
Offer validity: 4th – 30th November 2017
Price starting from 925€ per person for 3 nights in a Corte Bella room (double occupancy)
Reservation required within 7 days before arrival
No penalty is applied in case of cancellation within 48 hours before arrival day. Full cancellation penalty is applied for cancellation made after that term, in case of no show or early departure.
Total booking payment required within 48 hours before arrival day.
Offer is subject to availability and can’t be combined with other current promotions.