VISIT TO THE OIL MILL

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VISIT TO THE OIL MILL

Extra virgin olive oil is one of the most appreciated and genuine alimentary fats.
Its intake per head is increasing not only in Italy and in the Mediterranean countries, but also all over the world.
Olive oil is recommended for dressing cold and hot dishes thanks to its high digestibility, healthiness and cookery versatility.
Extra virgin olive oil is one of the best products of Ligurian culture representing its history and civilization.
Olive-trees draw the beautiful skyline of Portofino Coast being a remarkable richness since ancient times.
Sestri Levante, the Roman Segesta Tigulliorum, is a beautiful seaside resort facing two splendid separate bays.
The surrounding hills are renowned for olive-trees growing since antiquity.
The Oil-mill we propose for the visit produces high quality olive oil since 1867, working with Lavagnina olives coming from olive groves of the Tigullio Gulf.
Olive picking takes place every year from November until January, by hand or mechanized stripping off, directly from the trees or using picking nets.

The visit is an instructive and interesting experience during which technical experts will describe to visitors the different oil production phases, from olive defoliation to washing, from cold centrifugation to separation between oil and vegetation water.
At the end of the visit a wine, oil and local food tasting will be proposed to the guests.
Visit, for small pre-constituted groups, can be coupled to Eastern Tigullio excursion.