CHARTREUSE IN CALCI & OLIVE OIL

Availability: Thursday afternoon*

Duration: about 3 hours

Min 2 PAX  – Max. 10 PAX

LET’S DISCOVER THE REGION OF THE OLIVES

Enjoy a fantastic tour in the area of the Pisan Mountains, where Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced since a long time. In fact, there are a lot of historical olive oil mill.

Our tour starts with the visit of a jewel in this area: the Chartreuse of Calci. It was founded in 1366 by a group of Carthusian monks, the building has been enlarged between the XVII and the XVIII century and now appears as a marvellous baroque monument set into an evocative landscape. The visit is an evocative trip through the world of the Carthusian monk, discovering the lonely life they use to lead, built up on strictness, meditation and contemplation, in a place which is still astonish for the splendour, the magnificence and the majesty of its decorations.

The tour continues with a guided tour in an organic olive oil mill, giving you an interesting and detailed introduction to the world of extra virgin olive oils, the methods of cultivation of the trees, the techniques for extraction from the olives. Then you can have a look of the mill and the machinery and the technology used for production. Beside the modern machineries, you can admire an ancient oil mill, used in the past to compare the modern technologies with the ancient ones.

At the end, you can finally taste this “green gold” (so called in Italy) on a slice of toasted bread!

RATES: € 50,00 /PAX

Rates include

  • A tour leader for the whole tour 
  • Visit to the Chartreuse and entrance fee
  • Guided visit to the oil mill and tasting
  • Tax

Rates do NOT include

  • Transportation

*On request available in other days

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