An Olive Oil Adventure: at Villa Campestri a tour to learn about the olive oil

A week dedicated to the discovery of the true extra-virgin olive oil quality, with tastings, cooking classes and visits to special main culinary reality, in Florence, Prato and Scarperia: it is “AmorOlio – An Olive Oil Adventure“, organized in Mugello at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort, by Nancy Harmon Jenkins, a journalist and writer for The New York Times and the Washington Post.A real “oil-gastronomic tour” that will take place from October 15 to October 21st, and will be for chefs, writers dealing with cooking, food bloggers, and anyone interested in good cuisine and who wants to discover what lies behind a “simple” bottle of olive oil.

The main goal of the week is, in fact, to learn to recognize what characteristics and properties have an extra-virgin olive oil of excellence and what is its importance in the Mediterranean and Tuscan cuisine: all through a series of courses, tastings and guided tours that will take place in the first Olive Oil Resort in the world.

The tour will allow you to participate in the olive harvest to understand better how a quality olive oil born. Tastings of different excellent olive oil will take place in the Oleoteca. Thanks to a special cooking class you will learn some of the secrets of the Olive Oil Menu, created by Chef Roberto Zanieri, with the oil of Villa Campestri.

But the week also includes visits to historical places, like San Lorenzo market in Florence, producers in Chianti Rufina area, to local producers of cheese, to masters chocolatiers, manufacturers of the famous cantuccini of Prato, and even to Scarperia, a city famous for its knives.

It will also be an opportunity to discover the restaurants and tavernso and to taste some new wines produced in Mugello.

The cost for the stay of 5 days and 6 nights, including transportation, meals, classes and courses, is € 2.500.00 per person.

To participate in the tour or further information please write to

Quick Booking

  • Data di Arrivo:

  • Notti:

  • Camere:

  • Adulti:

  • Bambini:

Thanksgiving and all you need to know!

Thanksgiving is a popular North American holiday also it is increasing in Europe and in this article we will illustrate everything you need to know about Thanksgiving so as not to be caught unprepared.

5 places to Visit in Florence for Free

Florence, home of Renaissance art and an engaging tourist destination, has always made people talk about itself and its charm, becoming over time loved and appreciated as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You pay for quality, we all know, but today we would like to give you some inspiration and advice […]

Extra virgin olive oil: the green gold of Tuscany

November is the traditional month of olive harvesting throughout Tuscany and at Villa Campestri we were looking forward to taking care of one of the most beautiful agricultural jobs of autumn. Come with us to discover the green gold Tuscany: the delicious extra virgin olive oil!

The 5 things to visit in Mugello and surroundings

Mugello enchanted valley that extends north and north-east of Florence, a mix of culture, art and vigorous nature. One of the most fascinating and unmissable lands inTuscany. To get to know it better we will reveal 5 things to visit in Mugello and its surroundings!

Discovering the Upper Mugello: Palazzuolo sul Senio

If you want to take a trip out of town in the Upper Mugello, we recommend a very special place: Palazzuolo sul Senio, a medieval village just 23 kilometers from Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort!

“Marrone” from Mugello: such a tasty specialty!

October in Tuscanyis the time of the chestnut harvest: in Mugello in particular there is a type of chestnut different from the others, the Marrone. Discover its history and its properties!

Autumn in Mugello: between nature, art, sports and local products

Autumn, mostly in Mugello, is a magical season for Tuscany: nature is painted in a thousand colors, the air becomes warmer and the light takes on golden shades. An ideal period for a holiday, where nature and history are the protagonists, and where it is possible to practice outdoor sports.

Wild boar ragout: the Tuscan recipe par excellence

In Italy, food is cult and, depending on the region, traditional dishes can vary, from typical pasta dishes, such as tagliatelle lasagne and gnocchi, to specialties such as cheeses and desserts up to the infamous Tuscan recipe for wild boar ragù.