The olive oil tour: Mediterranean cuisine and Medieval village Taggia
Price per person, from € 49,00Group price valid from 20 participants.
Departure at 8:30 from the hotel towards Taggia, the home of the renowned “Taggiasca” olive variety cultivated by the Benedictine monks; this variety is at the basis of the production of a slightly fruity velvet oil. This is the way Liguria’s typical olive oil is produced in this beautiful town. Taggia itself plays host to an array of historical remains and small treasures, such as in Soleri street or San Dalmazio street, housing medieval noble palaces decorated with coats of arms of Taggia’s noble families on the schist portals. Not far away lies the monastery of San Domenico, one of Italy’s most beautiful monasteries, built between 1460 and 1490. The Romanesque bridge with 16 arches on the Argentina river is worth seeing. Later we drive through the Imperia valley to visit an ancient olive oil mill and then on foot we reach the restaurant “Da Elvira“, where you will enjoy a Liguria’s typical olive oil-based lunch.
- Focaccia al Rosmarino – Bruschetta
- Cipolla ripiena o fiore di zucchino ripieno
- Trofie al pesto
- Vitello all’uccelletto con olive
- Insalata verde o mista e zucchine
- Stroscia oppure torta di mele
- o crostata ai pinoli o frittelle di mele
- 1/2 acqua, 1/4 vino
After lunch you head to Imperia to visit the award winning Olive Oil Museum in Imperia Oneglia. The museum offers a voyage through time to the origins of one of the most important treasuries of the Mediterranean sea. From myths to history, from botanic to customs, from technology to trade, the visit provides an in-depth insight into olive oil culture. Trip back to the hotel in the evening.
Full-day – Duration Approx. 10 hours
- 1 Escorted tour
- 1 Typical lunch incl. drinks
- 1 Entry to museum
- 1 Olive oil mill visit
One person free of charge every 25 people (min. 25 people)