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We will arrange accommodation for you at Colle Cesoni, a beautifully restored ancient hamlet with four apartments set on a hill and offering one of the most superb views of the Farfa River Valley or at Vallerosa, a superb villa with apartment style accommodation. Accommodation is self catering but at Colle Cesoni it is possible to change this to B&B if preferred.
To give you the greatest flexibility to enjoy the experience and your holiday, the prices we will quote you will be for the accommodation only. We do not charge for putting the arrangements for your stay and itinerary in place but you will need a car. Additional costs for the 'olive oil experience' are minimal and where charges do apply, you pay these locally. On arrival at your accommodation you will be given a detailed programme of visits to farms, olive mills modern and ancient and the Oleoteca in Farfa. Your hosts will take care of the booking arrangements for your visits and will advise you on the routes and the best places to eat.
Sabina is a fantastically unspoilt area that, for the moment, remains untouched by mass tourism. A good "olive oil road" map is available once you arrive showing all the country roads and towns of La Strada dell'Olio. Visitors are to be encouraged to visit as many Sabina towns as you can: Casperia, Cantalupo, Selci, Torri, Montasola, Cottanello, Roccantica, and Castelnuovo di Farfa, to name a few.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Autumn Experience... the olive harvest
Fifty kilometres north-east of Rome, following the eastern bank of the Tiber River and the Sabine Hills, lies the territory of Sabina. It is a magical land of castles, little towns connected by lovely, winding roads, elegant restaurants and family run taverne, and breath-taking scenery wherever you go. Europe's oldest olive tree lives in the Sabina too Canneto di Fara, some 2000 years old, and still produces a heavy crop each year, not surprising as the Sabina is famous for it's olive oil. Hard to believe it's only an hour from Rome...
Sabina in late October offers its visitors the sights and sounds of the olive harvest. Everywhere the scenes are the same with men and women working the trees where the olives get raked off the branches to fall into the green nets that lie below. In late October through to the end of November and even into December, everywhere in Sabina feels alive with the festival of the harvest and this is an excellent time to join your hosts in Sabina for a few days to live the olive oil experience: visiting farms and mills, see olive picking demonstrations, join in an olive oil tasting lesson, have dinner or lunch at producers places and visit the olive oil museum and the Oleoteca in Farfa. It may be possible to join in the olive picking too but it is very hard work and would be dependent on which producers are harvesting at the time of your visit. In Sabina you can also enjoy touring beautiful historical monuments, day trips into Rome, the rolling countryside, visiting wine and food producers, shopping at the local open markets and learn how to cook traditional family Italian recipes, first-hand.
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