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Since we are nearing our olive harvest, what better time to tackle a few well known myths regarding olive oil, our life, Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort’s theme, and something that Italy is well-known for producing. Italy is the number one producers and seller of this ‘green gold’ in the world and we base our lives around continuously learning about this excellent gift that has been beholden in the Tuscan area for centuries.

Our extra-virgin olive oil was recently mentioned in The Times article on what to chefs’ keep in their fridge (our oil – but please don’t keep it in the fridge). Also olive oil and those who use it regularly in the diet reap numerous health benefits,¬†Populations from the Mediterranean regions have longer life expectancies and lower risks of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke Continue reading

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The Mugello valley in Tuscany is full of pretty little towns, many of them unknown to most who travel to Italy on search of a 2015 version of ‘the grand tour’. Here at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort we aim at using this blog to help our guests, and anyone reading, learn a little bit about the surrounding area. Continue reading

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For the love of cheese, whether it be hosting the perfect dinner party or just a quiet night at home, a tasty platter of Tuscan cheeses can be the highlight of any table, and we will tell you how to do it best. One thing to keep in mind, is to keep it seasonal. Since it is harvest season in Italy, using the bounty that nature has already provided, makes your job much easier.  Continue reading

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