Olive Picking in Tuscany - All the Rave!

by Vicky - Spirit of Italy Tours on January 4th, 2012

My love of Tuscany in the Fall lead me to create the Harvest Italia tour. (Dates for Harvest Italia 2012: October 30 - November 6, 2012) The cornerstone of the tour is picking olives at Casa Faclioni -- a magnificient property about 30 mins south east of Firenze.

We know how much fun it is to be with friends and family olive picking in the outdoors which is why it is a part of the Harvest Italia itinerary. So, we were very excited to get this testimonial from some travelers who couldn’t book the tour because of date conflicts. We sent them on their own to go olive picking at Casa Falcioni and they came back with these rave reviews!

"We were so thrilled that Jim found you through Spirit of Italy Tours. We did not know what to expect from our olive picking experience and I was losing sleep thinking I might have to climb a ladder! When we pulled into your lane and you greeted us with your wide smile and welcoming embrace we knew we were in for a real treat. Then you presented us with the iconic green farmers' smocks and we were in heaven!...it all felt so REAL. Our brief instruction on the ins and outs of using the olive rakes and the nets more than put us at ease and knowing it's best not to climb the ladder at all was a relief. We reveled in the thrill of being a small part of your 2011 olive harvest. Then came the lunch...what an unexpected and delightful time we spent with you and Silvano, all the while eating at your gorgeous table- fabulous sausages, cheeses, olives and breads. We could not have asked for a more "Tuscan" experience and the most exciting part of all is that we feel we have made life-long friends in the Falcionis and we WILL be back for another harvest." (Guests from South Carolina)

If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime Tuscan experience, contact me now to book a reservation on Harvest Italia 2012!

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