Extra Virgin Olive Oil: guided tasting of Sicilian cultivars

with Valentina and Giovanni
The Dara Guccione Biofarm, an oasis and working farm surrounded by beautiful olive groves counting 3500 olive trees and with their own olive-press, is the perfect place to learn about the vast world of olive oil, from production to tasting. With a centuries-old experience in olive growing, the Guccione family will accompany you on this journey and walk you through the history of Sicilian extra virgin olive oil from tree to bottle. You will learn about olive growing with a focus on local varieties and their organoleptic qualities by tasting some of the high quality extra virgin olive oils produced at the farm. The tasting will be followed by a lunch with seasonal produce from our vegetable garden and locally made cheese.
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Recommended for

People who want to get to know rural Sicily, its gastronomic treasures, the cultivation of olives and the secrets of extra virgin olive oil.

Up to 4 participants: 80 EURO / PERSON
From 5 up to 8 participants: 60 EURO / PERSON
From 9 up to 12 participants: 40 EURO / PERSON

What is included

— Guided tour of the farm, the olive groves and the olive-press
— Olive oil tasting
— Lunch with seasonal produce from our vegetable garden, locally made cheese and the farm’s olive oilse; beverages

What is excluded

— Transportation

Extra upon request

— Overnight stay at Dara Guccione Biofarm. From April until October you will have access to the pool, sauna and boules court
— Massage sessions
— Guided tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento Guided tour of Palermo
— Boat trip in Palermo including an excursion to the grottos, snorkeling and aperitivo
Brother and sister team Valentina and Giovanni Guccione take care of their family farm, DARA GUCCIONE BIOFARM, handed down through generations since the eighteenth century. It was Valentina who, moved by the desire to share the charm of this estate, created a unique rural hospitality system. Her offerings have nature at their core and are perfectly integrated with the farm that her brother Giovanni runs.
all year round, on Saturday and Sunday


italian, english, french


40 - 80 EURO / PERSON


from 4 up to 12 people


10:30 am — Meeting at Dara Guccione Biofarm in Alia.
11:00 am — Guided tour of the farm and the surrounding olive groves, olive oil tasting followed by lunch
3:30 pm — End of the day
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