Tasting the Olive Oil of the Riviera

Tasting the Olive Oil of the Riviera

A special day suitable for smaller groups that will help you appreciate the fine qualities of the authentic Mediterranean diet.


In the morning a visit to the Frantoio Giromela oil mill of Imperia, where you will meet with an experienced taster from ONAOO (Organizzazione Nazionale Assaggiatori Olio d’Oliva: the national organization  of olive oil tasters) for an original course on extra virgin olive oil tasting.

Lunch at the Pietro Isnardi Alimentare olive oil company with the opportunity to taste the new oil of the season (November-March) and some typical Imperia dishes.

In the afternoon, a visit to the recently restored 17th century frantoio a sangue oil mill, demonstrating olive pressing as it was done in past centuries. The visit to the modern mill will surprise you with an ancient olive processing technique,  Oleum Mundum, which provides for the separation of the pit from the olives, with the consequent processing of only the pulp. This type of processing increases the stability of the oil, decreases the degree of acidity and offers an oil with an intense and fresh aroma and strong and full-bodied flavor.