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if you want to pick the flavours of italian cooking, start picking olives with us.
  • Pick olives in a beautiful rural, unspoilt countryside and celebrate the first oil of the season with (probably) the best Bruschetta in Italy!
  • Visit the ‘frantoio’ to see how the oil is made using traditional methods and take home with you half a litre of just pressed extra virgin olive oil.
  • Learn how to use extra virgin olive oil in basic italian dishes and how to prepare home made fettuccine.
  • Discover a unique corner of Italy with its historical richness and its natural beauty.


Program of the weekend:

FRIDAY
from the airport to OZU
arrival at OZU in late afternoon
19.30 presentation of OZU cultural centre and OLIVEARTE cultural agency
20.30 dinner
22.00 presentation on how to pick the olives

SATURDAY
8.30 breakfast
9.30 ready to leave for the olive grove
9.45 - 15.30 picking olives
12.30 barbecue lunch in the grove
16.00- 18.00 visit to the frantoio including an explanation of the oil making process and nutritional aspects
20.30 dinner

SUNDAY
9.00 breakfast
10.00 - 16.00 visit to S. Vittoria Church, trip to the Turano lake, visit to Colle di Tora and Ascrea villages.
13.00 picnic lunch near the lake
(accordingly with guest schedule, departure to the airport for those who are leaving on Sunday)
17.00 tasting of local products and extravirgin olive oil
18.00 cooking lesson: how to prepare home made pasta
20.30 dinner

MONDAY
accordingly with guests schedule, departure to the airport

You can choose to either stay from Friday to Monday or Friday to Sunday. You can also stay longer during the week.
Fot the cost of extra nights contact us.

Transfer from/to Rome Airports are included.
All meals are included, prepared by the brilliant cook Blasi.
Meals are mainly prepared using seasonal / local vegetables and fruits.
Typical dishes from different italian regions will be served.

Stay at OZU cultural centre in Monteleone Sabino.
Accommodation at OZU is quite basic, homey style, after all it is an ex candy factory, it is not a hotel!



Alternatively, stay in the nearby Agriturismo La casa di campagna:



For more info and reservations please contact:
ozuculturalcentre@gmail.com
+39 0765 885027

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