Walk the Olive Groves & Taste the Harvest – Book by August 15, 2017!
An 11 Day Tour of Southern Italy to experience the many treasures Southern Italy has to offer. Embrace your inner Italian by exploring the olive side of Italy, with Orazio Scaldaferri. Vancouver departure: Saturday, October 4 to Tuesday, October 14, 2017
Memories of the Other Italy Tour – 2016
We completed a successful 9 day tour of the “Other Italy” and in particular of the upper Calabria Region where the Orazio’s Olive Oil family olive grove is located. Nine participants had the opportunity to experience the culture, the food and traditions of this beautiful region. The highlight, amongst others, was the olive harvest and the witnessing of all phases of the olive oil making process. The guests were treated to a sumptuous banquet with specialties of the area and traditional food prepared for them. View Pictures of the Other Italy Tour – 2016
Included in the tour – 2017
- Cooking classes, Thermal baths and visit ancient villages.
- Immerse yourself in the olive oil making process.
- Pick and taste fresh capers and oregano.
- Picnic in Italy’s largest National Park.
- Visit traditional workshops and factories.
- Watch bocconcini being made.
- Winery tours and tastings.
Day 1 | Group will be greeted by Orazio Scaldaferri, your host, upon arrival. Transfer from Lamezia Airport to Miramare Palace Hotel. [D] (Transfer time approx. 1.5 hours)
Day 2 | Visit the thermal baths of Spezzano or Cassano. Unwind after your overseas flight and take a mud bath. Bring your swim wear and test the waters. [B,D]
Day 3 | Enjoy the fascinating and historic olive harvest. Witness first hand how the olives are collected and processed. Orazio’s Olive Oil comes from a small southern Italian town of Piana di Cerchiara. Picking capers and fresh wild oregano from the hills enriches your experience. Afternoon is free to do as you like. [B,D]
Day 4 | Participate in a cooking class, exploring and preparing the specialties of southern Italy. All food and equipment is provided. Savour the fruit of your labour as you enjoy lunch. Enjoy the afternoon on a local beach to soak up the sun. [B,L,D]
Day 5 | Full day dedicated to visiting and exploring the Pollino National Park with a guided tour and packed lunch that will be provided. Beverages will be available for purchase along the way. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended today. [B,L,D]
Day 6 | Today’s adventure will include a guided archeological tour. Visit the remains of ancient villages of the area and the ruins of Greco-Roman Sibaris. Historically Sibaris amassed great wealth thanks to its fertile agricultural land and busy port. You will have ample free time to explore on your own. [B,D]
Day 7 | This day is dedicated to the Culinary culture of the area. We will be making various visits which include workshops and factories where fresh mozzarella is made daily. [B,D]
Day 8 | Finally, Olive Oil Day! We will spend time in the groves, see the entire process beginning to end, from picking, sorting, pressing and bottling. We’ll pick, smell, touch and taste the flavors. You will have the opportunity to purchase the freshest olive oil produced on site. Your eyes will marvel at the beauty of the Olive. This evening we will dine Al Fresco and enjoy some local wine. [B,D]
Day 9 | The focus today is on the “Vini della Calabria”, experience local wines with a tour of several wineries. Over 90% of the regions wine production is red wine, made from Gaglioppo grape. Your last day in Italy will end with a Gala Dinner. [B,D]
Day 10 | Motor Coach transfer from Trebisacce to Lamezia Airport.
Depart: Tuesday, October 14, 2017 [B]
Transfer time 1.5 hours approx. Fly to Canada
Double Rate: $4799.00 CAD per person | Single Rate: $4999.00 CAD per person
*$1000.00 non refundable deposit per person is due at time of booking.*
Minimum number of participants is required, if not attained, tour will not take place and full refund will be made for monies on account. (Cancelation Insurance is highly recommended.)
Canadian Passports must be valid for at least 3 months past the date of return to Canada.
- Round Trip Airfare & taxes included: Vancouver – Lamezia
- 9 nights at Miramare Palace Hotel *4 star property
- Breakfast [B], Dinner [D] daily and 2 Lunches [L]
- Expert local guide: Orazio Scaldaferri – English Speaking
- Entrance fees.
- All local Transportation and Airport transfers included
- Tax, Gratuities & Tips Included
Cancellation & Medical Insurance
All items of a personal nature
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