Walking through the Umbrian hills, you will find century-old olive trees – sentinels of ancient traditions handed down generation to generation.
Olive trees have been cultivated in Umbria since the time of the Etruscans, and the Romans, they encouraged this agricultural endeavour, and considered Umbrian olive oil to be the finest.
The olive harvest, still largely done by hand, begins in early November.
Today Extra Virgin Olive Oil is unquestionable one of Italy’s most important food products.
You can visit a local olive oil producer, walk with him into the olive grove and taste his excellent extra virgin olive oil
He will show you how:
to recognize an High quality Extra virgin olive oil and
the technique to taste olive oil.
It is a very sensory experience, olive oil, like wine, gives you an emotion of smells