Every November you can join us to experience an authentic Abruzzo olive harvest. In just a few minutes we'll teach you how to pick in the same way olives have been harvested for thousands of years - by hand! It's easy and remarkably relaxing. You'll be picking side by side other visitors or even some professionals! After several hours, with time to sit and enjoy nature, some bread and cheese and our Monepulciano d'Abruzzo, we'll take out bounty back to the mill where processing goes on all day and night! ... and oh Yes, your kids will have lots of fun.





On this holiday you will spend some time with local farmers finding out about the different methods that they use to pick the olives. You will also discover the different varieties of olive grown here in Abruzzo.

This holiday will let you experience the olive oil harvest and teach you about olive oil production - plus you get to taste and cook with the produce - dishes such as
Lamb Scaloppine with Black Olives and Lemon, Delicate Cheese-Filled Crêpes in Broth, Polenta Topped with Sausages in Spicy Tomato Sauce.

You will also enjoy our famous Montepulciano d'Abruzzo - Abruzzo's most important red, vinified from 85 percent Montepulciano grapes; plummy, velvety, and dry, it ages well and is ideal alongside red meats and aged cheeses.

PRICE FROM:  £ 485 p. p. (price depending on type of Accommodation and number of people in the party).

Land only Price inclusive of:
  • 7 nights Self Catering or B&B Accommodation
  • Local Restaurants Guide and Driving Instructions
  • 3 X Olive Harvesting
  • Museum of Olive Oil Visit
  • Local Wine & Cheese Tasting
  • 24/7 Telephone Assistance & Support on Site
  • Our Self Guided Walks Booklet
  • Our Cook with Abruzzo Olive Oil Book
  • 2 X Cooking Lessons
There are regular flights by Ryanair from Stansted * and worldwide to Pescara in Italy which brings you to less than an hour’s drive of the magnificent Majella National Park.

  • Pescara Airport is now offering direct flights from London, Paris, Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Kiev, Moscow, New York and Toronto as low cost flights.
  • Rome Ciampino is only a 2.3 hours drive.
  • From / To Airport Transfers are available on request. Additional charge may apply.
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Best time for Olive Picking Experience is from end of October through 10th of December. This is the best time of the year, to visit ancient villages and hermitages * see more. October and November are enchanting with its multicolored beech woods and it preludes to winter and its suggestive snow-covered landscapes. Best time to visit many Local Festival, almost every village has its own such as The Pumpkin Festival, The Chestnut Festival, The Sausage Festival and many more.


What an amazing experience We learned a lot about olives and olive oil, and will certainly be spreading your passion and wisdom. Very informative, comprehensive, and all my little questions were answered. Our kids love the Olive oil you kindly gave us.The bad thing, is we will not share our new olive oil :) Thank you so much!
Andy M.
London, UK

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