The Agriturismo Villa Vallerosa just north of ROMA, in the medieval village of Selci Sabino, offer you an interesting program to learn the secrets of the real extravergin olive oil.
At less than one hour drive north-east of Rome we will be in Sabina territory, untouched by mass tourism and a perfect 4 days trip. The marvellous hilly landscape is covered with olive trees, forests of oaks, medieval villages, monasteries and castles.
In our country tours of Sabina, we can certainly couple the cultural aspects with food and wine, especially if we dedicate some time to tasting the famous “Sabina Olive Oil”. The history of the cultivated olive tree in the sabina area begins during the 2nd century b.c. and owing to the temperate climate and the southern exposure of the territory, the quality of the oil has always been maintained to the highest standard. In fact the extra virgin olive oil produced in Sabina was among the first in Italy to obtain the protected domination of origin. DOP.
Arrival at Villa Vallerosa , welcome drink and accommodation in self catering apartment or rooms. Visit of the farm , dinner with the owners in the old 1700 kitchen by the fire place with home certified organic products.
After breakfast in the apartment/room, meeting in the fields with the local farmers to participate to the olive harvest. Before lunch, taking part of the olives to the local mill and follow the different steps before the squeezing. Meeting the expert for guided tasting of the new oil and small snack at the mill with bruschetta, local pecorino cheese and a variety of delicacies made by the local village’s ladies.
Back to the Villa or Inn either for resting or for a nice walk to the center of the medieval Village of Selci. Dinner at the famous trattoria” La Vecchia Quercia” with his 14 antipasti courses cooked with the new olive oil.
Breakfast in the apartment/room .Transfer to to the village of Castelnuovo di Farfa and visit the unusual but very interesting Olive oil museum in the beautiful Palazzo Perelli.
Option 1 - Walking through the olive groves paths to the beautiful Abbey of Farfa also to visit the Oleoteca del Lazio, a fantastic display of all the best oils of Latium in one of the most charming village of Sabina. Lunch and return to the Villa/Inn late in the afternoon.
Option 2 - Transfer for a tasty vegetarian lunch to Mompeo village to a lovely Agriturismo and walking an interesting roman path along the beautiful river Farfa discovering the old Roman mills tracks. Return to the Villa/Inn late in the afternoon.