Tasting Umbria | The Olive Harvest Tour 2017

Tasting Umbria Olive Harvest Tour Recap

Olive harvest tour 2017

I didn’t think it could get any better than exploring Umbria on our own, but turns out- sharing it with other travelers is amazing. On a bright and sunny autumn day, we welcomed our new friends to the farmhouse perched on the side of a mountain looking over the valley towards Assisi, and hoped they would love this place as much as we do.

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Olive Harvest Tour recap 2017

Arriving a few days before our guests to confirm reservations and plans, Letizia and I had fun planning and picking out some special treats from a favorite gourmet shop as welcome gifts for each couple. Our long weekend kicked off with a welcome aperitivo on the terrace overlooking the valley and an overview of our delicious days together.

Olive Harvest Tour recap 2017

I can’t possibly share every moment from the tour- but I wanted to give you an idea of what coming to Umbria with us is like through words and photos.

Olive Harvest Party 2017

We call it a culinary adventure, and it is truly that.

Our days are filled with cheese, wine & olive oil tastings, visiting local artists workshops, exploring ancient villages, eating SO MANY good meals, attending a special olive harvest party & seeing the process of Olive oil from the fruit being picked off the trees, to the moment just hours later when the olives are pressed into a bright green and grassy oil that is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.

Tasting Umbria Tour Recap 2017
The Art of Slow Travel in Umbria


Our days were filled with...

  • Vineyards.
  • Sunshine.
  • Olive Groves.
  • Laughter.
  • Wine tasting.
  • Cooking Class.
  • Artisan Workshops.
  • Medieval Villages.
  • Delicious Meals.

I can't guarantee the sunshine, but there is a 100% chance of everything else here happening! 

Olive Harvest Party 2017

This year the weather was amazing, and we had our cooking class out on the terrace. It was cool in the shade, but everyone really enjoyed it despite the cool temps.

Olive Harvest Tour 2017
Olive Harvest Tour 2017
Olive Harvest Tour 2017
Olive Harvest Party 2017

Letizia & Heather

Olive Harvest Tour 2017

Private Wine Tasting near Montefalco

Olive Harvest Tour 2017

Happy guests at Letizia's B&B

Olive Harvest Tour 2017

Letizia's Pomegranate Tree

Olive Harvest Tour 2017
Olive Harvest Tour 2017
Olive Harvest Party 2017
Olive Harvest Tour 2017

Learning about ancient weaving & textiles

Olive Harvest Tour 2017

Stopping for Aperitivo in the piazza

Olive Harvest Tour 2017

Black celery of Trevi

Olive Harvest Party 2017

The highlight of our tour was spending the afternoon at our friend Corinna's family olive grove. Every year Corinna and her family celebrate the return of the New Oil, and invite us to join them.

It is a relaxing day of celebration, feasting, time with friends. Our guests loved the wine, food, Olive Grove Tour, Oil tasting and just time to soak up the sunshine and relax in the Umbrian countryside.

It's such a special time and we are so thrilled to be able to be a part of a large Italian family for the day! 

Olive Harvest Party 2017
Olive Harvest Tour 2017
Olive Harvest Tour 2017
Olive Harvest Tour 2017
Olive Harvest Tour 2017
Olive Harvest Tour 2017

Once upon a time, I walked through a silvery green olive grove on the side of a mountain in Umbria and had a big dream. My dream was to share this experience with my family and friends. I have to tell you how thrilled I am to bring that dream to life with the help and assistance of my wonderful partners Letizia & Barbara in Umbria. 

Olive Harvest Tour 2017

Our next culinary adventure is in October. We’d love to have you join us! You can get more information here, or send me a message. I’m happy to hop on the phone with you and answer any questions you might have. Hope to see you soon! 


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Olive Harvest Tour 2017