Toscano IGP extra virgin olive oil is one of the most famous Italian products in the world.
This oil is obtained from three indigenous olive varieties: Frantoio, Leccino and Moraiolo. The olives are hand picked and come from 5 distinct sub-regions:
Colline di Arezzo: Oil from this sub-region has a long aftertaste and is characterized by its slight bitterness
Colline di Firenze: This oil is characterized by its intense fruitiness
Colline della Lunigiana: This oil is fruity and is the least spicy of all the sub-regions
Montalbano: This oil’s taste is characterized by hints of almond and artichoke
Monti Pisani: This oil is characterized by a mix of spicy and sweet tasting notes
Toscana IGP oilve oil is cold pressed which preserves all of its fruity flavours and its intensity.
There are several “olive oil roads” which tourists can discover to leave more about this delicious olive oil. One of the most active is the Monti Pisani Olive Oil.
The road travels through 5 municipalities in the province of Pisa (Buti, Calci, San Giuliano Terme, Vecchiano, Vicopisano) and is characterized by a mountainous area which surrounds it named Monti Pisani and a wide plain extending to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Along the road’s tourists can enjoy many different experiences wheter they be cultural, within nature or wellness.