A trip into the history of olive oil

Desenzano del Garda, Italy

Experience hosted by Gregorio

3 hours, Hosted in Italian and English
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Up to 8 people
Includes food, drinks, and transportation

What you'll do

We will make a short tour with an 8 seats minivan to discover the medieval roots of the south-western shore of Lake Garda, visiting the Benedictine abbey of Maguzzano. The morning will end by visiting a farm that produces olive oil, where the owners will explain the production phases and they will be available to respond to any curiosity of guests.
All will end with the tasting of their typical products accompanied by a glass of Garda red wine.

What's included

  • Food
    Tasting of organic oil, salami, olive and tomato paté, olives, Grana Padano...
  • Drinks
    Groppello Valtenesi red wine
  • Transport
    Minivan 8 seats

Meet your host, Gregorio

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I have been working for years to promote the Garda area through associations (Pro Loco, Desenzano Tourist Development, etc). My knowledge of places and people, as well as my course of studies in history, allow me to organize guided excursions in the lesser known places of the lower lake, and thanks to my relationships we can really get to know the producers of agricultural excellence typical of the Lake Garda district while we explore churches, castles and convents, often difficult to visit for guests of the lake.
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From ₹3,880
/ person
Mon, 2 Aug
₹3,880 per person
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
₹3,880 per person
Wed, 4 Aug
₹3,880 per person
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
₹3,880 per person
Fri, 6 Aug
₹3,880 per person
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
₹3,880 per person

Where you'll be

The abbey of Maguzzano attested from the IX century has suffered various devastations and abandonments during its millennial history. The current complex is due to the reconstruction of the late 1400s.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Alexandra
July 2021
Totally recommend it! We had a very good time learning about the region, olive oil production, and local culture. Fausto was a great host.
Karen
October 2019
We enjoyed our tour which involved much more than just an olive farm and oil tasting. Additionally we were able to visit a church with an abby and a castle all with stunning views of Lake Garda and area. We learned about olive oil and cheese production along with some great history of the area. The tasting was delicious with opportunity to purchase their oils, jellies, and more. Very informative. Loved that even with crutches, we were able to do this tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, on top of being patient and kind.
We enjoyed our tour which involved much more than just an olive farm and oil tasting. Additionally we were able to visit a church with an abby and a castle all with stunning views…
Suzanne
September 2019
Informatie over de historie van het gardameer en over de winning van olijfolie en kwaliteit van parmesaanse kaas. Heel leuk dit mee te maken en iets kunnen kopen voor thuis. Een aanrader!
Avanish
August 2019
Very nice tour of the area. Def helps develop a connection with the area and its history. The tour of the olive oil farm was informative and the tasting was fun. Thanks Fausto!
Daria
June 2019
Absolut zu empfehlen, der Veranstalter ist sehr bemüht das es einem gefällt. Die schönen Orte die man gezeigt bekommt sind wirklich wunderschön

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    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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  • Mon, 16 Aug
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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  • Wed, 18 Aug
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.