La Signora Lia, Sicilian Chef and olive oil producer, welcomes you to the heart of Sicily, between Marsala and Palermo in Agrigento, for a Farm Tour & Tasting~Sicilian Olive Oil Making. Known for her award-winning olive oil, she will take you through the olive orchard, explain the steps of growing, picking and pressing, and then end with a delicious tasting.
She has skillfully developed the art of producing high-quality Sicilian olive oil and shares this old world practice with each guest. As she takes you on a visit of the family olive mill, you will also learn what makes olive oil first cold-pressed and virgin and how to buy it, what to look for in taste, acidity, color and texture. You will learn the difference between the quality of extra-virgin olive oil produced by our oil and those that are mass produced. Sicily’s extra-virgin first cold-pressed olive oil is a staple in the healthy Mediterranean diet and is used daily in Italian cooking.
After your tour of the olive groves and the mill, relax on the terrace and enjoy a sampling of light traditional foods such as timballo di pasta, frittata, eggplant parmigiana, peppers with capers and mint, Sicilian salad with mint and sweet homemade wine prepared by our Chef. She will show you how fresh local olive oil pairs up to perfection with the local Sicilian cuisine.
Join La Signora Lia at her family villa estate and olive grove, where you will walk under olive groves and through beautiful farmland, all the while learning about the making and uses of Sicilian extra-virgin, first cold-pressed olive oil with light food and olive oil tasting included.
- Tour of farm and olive mill, olive oil tasting, Italian snacks & discussion.
$155 per person, based on a minimum of two guests. All taxes & Italian VAT included.
**For your Olive Grove Farm Tour and Tasting we strongly recommend wearing a hat, bringing sun cream and wearing comfortable, closed walking shoes. Start time is 10:00am for the best lighting and tastings.
Price does not include: transfers on arrival and departure, gratuities, entrance fees at monuments, personal extras and anything not specified above. If you would like to add on transfers to and from your hotel or cruise ship port ~ please let us know your group size and we will be happy to reserve transfers for you. (Extra cost).