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Olive Picking in the Sabine Hills

Olive Picking in the Sabine Hills Olive Picking in the Sabine Hills

Every Autumn the Association Officina Zone Umane (OZU) based near Monteleone Sabino proposes 2 or 3 night olive picking weekends in the heart of the Sabine Hills.

Not only does it offer a chance of experiencing this wonderful unspoilt zone of Lazio but also the rare opportunity of tasting (literally) traditional country life by participating in the harvest of the olives and celebrating the first extra virign olive oil of the season with (probably) the best Bruschetta in Italy!

But not only. You will visit the ‘frantoio’ or mill to see how the oil  is made, learn how to use extra virgin olive oil in basic italian dishes such as home made fettuccine and appreciate the nutritional benefits of olive oil from this particular zone.

View the olive picking flyer here or download pdf version below

The available weekend dates for November 2012 are : 2nd-5th; 9th-12th; or 16th-19th.
You can choose to either stay from Friday to Monday or Friday to Sunday.

Sabine Hills Olive Picking

 

OLIVE PICKING WEEKEND PROGRAM

View the full olive oil picking program here but it roles out as follows:

FRIDAY

pick up from the airport/train station and arrival at OZU in late afternoon

19.30 presentation of OZU cultural centre and OLIVEARTE cultural agency

20.30 dinner

22.00 presentation on how to pick the olives

SATURDAY

8.30 breakfast

9.30 ready to leave for the olive grove

9.45 - 15.30 picking olives

12.30 barbecue lunch in the grove

16.00- 18.00 visit to the frantoio including an explanation of the oil making process and nutritional aspects

20.30 dinner

SUNDAY

9.00 breakfast

10.00 - 16.00 visit to S. Vittoria Church, trip to the Turano lake, visit to Colle di Tora and Ascrea villages.

13.00 picnic lunch near the lake

(followed by departure for those leaving on Sunday)

17.00 tasting of local products and extravirgin olive oil

18.00 cooking lesson: how to prepare home made pasta

20.30 dinner

MONDAY

departure to the airport/train station

Sabine Hills Olive Picking

PRICES INCLUDING MEALS AND TRANSFERS

3 NIGHTS (Friday to Monday)

• Sleeping in the dormitory at OZU – Per person: €350

• Sleeping in a double room at OZU – Double occupancy per person: €380

• Sleeping in a double room at OZU – Single occupancy per person: €400

• Sleeping at the Agriturismo near OZU – Double occupancy per person: €450

• Sleeping at the Agriturismo near OZU – Single occupancy per person: €490

 

2 NIGHTS (Friday to Sunday)

• Sleeping in the dormitory at OZU – Per person: €230

• Sleeping in a double room at OZU – Double occupancy per person: €260

• Sleeping in a double room at OZU – Single occupancy per person: €280

• Sleeping at the Agriturismo near OZU – Double occupancy per person: €310

• Sleeping at the Agriturismo near OZU – Single occupancy per person: €330

Last modified on 12 October 2012
Website: www.ozu.it
OZU stands for Officina Zone Umane and is a non profit association based near the small village of Monteleone Sabino in the heart of the Sabine Hills territory. Founded in 2005, this residential cultural and arts centre is the location for the development of creative ideas, exchange and innovative activities…
Officina Zone Umane

OZU was founded in 2005 and is a residential cultural and arts centre located in an ex-candy factory in the heart of the Sabine hills, central Italy.

OZU is a laboratory for production; a place of exchange, encounter and collaboration. 1.250 square metres of creative freedom in which to develop new and innovative cultural programmes and activities.