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How to get a high quality extra-virgin olive oil | Print |  E-mail

If the olive harvest must be done carefully to avoid damage of the fruit, the more delicate process to obtain an extra-virgin olive oil quality is definitely working in the mill.

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The olive harvest at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort in Tuscany | Print |  E-mail

The olive harvest in Tuscany begins in late October and early November, just when the olives have reached their perfect stage of ripeness—actually a little under-ripe as they turn from green to black. It’s called invaiatura in Italian, veraison in English.

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The history of olive oil in Tuscany: from sacred ointment to product of excellence | Print |  E-mail

In Tuscany, the olive tree was considered sacred since Etruscan times, not only for religious reasons: the oil obtained was of great value and was exported throughout the Mediterranean basin.

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The Recipes of Villa Campestri: Lamb Scottadito | Print |  E-mail

If you like lamb, the recipe of October by Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort is right for you: chef Jerry has choosen "Lamb Scottadito".

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Covigliaio Oasis in the Alto Mugello in Tuscany | Print |  E-mail

Gabbianello Oasis on the Bilancino Lake is not the only oasis in Mugello. From this year there is a new protected area: the Oasis of Covigliaio, Firenzuola.

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Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort
Via di Campestri 19/22
50039 Vicchio di Mugello (Firenze)
Tel. +39.0558490107
Fax +39.0558490108
villa.campestri@villacampestri.it
P.IVA 04277830487