The Olive Oil ´World´ in Tuscany
Today I want to speak to you about a special event that a great friend of mine, Andrea, together with the property owner of a small rural hotel near Siena, Borgo San Fedele, are organizing at the end of October.
The event that will last a week will be devoted to various topics from tourism in the towns and cities of Tuscany, to music and gastronomy, wine tasting, and above all the culture and ´world´ that revolves around Tuscan olive oil, probably the most famous and esteemed at an international level.
Throughout the week various demonstrations and talks will take place, allowing the lucky ones that can attend the event, to learn all about the process carried out in the making of this ´liquid gold´- from the harvest to the crushing of the fruit, explaining the full details of the procedure.
Attendees can stay in a completely restructured Hamlet a few km from Siena and from here can participate in a different activity each day learning all the secrets of the olive oil world. There will of course also be plenty of gastronomic opportunities such as a meal at Dario Cecchini (one of my favourite restaurants), as well as evenings of live jazz music.
If you´re thinking of visiting Tuscany this Autumn and are particularly interested in the olive oil ´world´ you can send an email to Andrea (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will send you the full program of events as well as the prices.
As always I hope that this article might not just be useful for my good friend Andrea but also for some of you that, after reading it, might consider the possibility of gifting or sharing this unique experience with someone special to you.