Among the Olive Groves

Lands of liquid gold… Explore the world’s famous olive-growing regions, stay a few nights among the olive groves, sample the local fare — and bring home a few bottles of olive oil to remind you of your stay.

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OLIVE GROVE, ZIZANJ ISLAND, CROATIA

Inhabiting the entire southern tip of an island in Croatia, this private retreat offers a special look into the mechanics of a working farm. Designed to meet high production harvests while remaining environmentally conscious and self sufficient, you can come stay for harvest season, learn how it’s done, and even adopt a tree for your own year round supply of olive oil!

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LE MOULIN A SARTENE, CORSICA, FRANCE

Situated among over 1,000 hectares of vineyards and rugged island countryside, this lovely stone house is full of rural charm, luxurious comforts and an interesting history. One of three original 19th-century out-buildings that remained from an abandoned turn-of-the-century wine estate, the houses, vineyards and ancient orchards have been carefully restored and continue to produce some of the finest varietals and olive oils in the region.

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MASSERIA BATTIMURO, OSTUNI, ITALY

Designed by the renowned NU-architects firm, this rural farm property once consisted of just a 19th-century farmhouse surrounded by over 11 acres of centuries-old olive groves. The owners settled nearby following a life of work and travel to try their hand at organic olive oil production and have now successfully bottled the delicious elixir from their trees.

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PICCOLA FARMHOUSE, UMBRIA, ITALY

Set on a stunning 70-acre nature preserve in the heart of Umbria, this historic vacation home rental boasts a remarkable view of the medieval town of Piedicolle surrounded by olive and cherry groves, barley fields and vineyards. Today the family still produces a line of extra virgin olive oil and hand-blended red wine from the land.

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HORTULANUS ESTATE, TUSCANY, ITALY

Stretching out over 50 acres of rolling farmland in the Seggianese countryside, this historic rural complex has been converted into an award-winning estate where the owners share their passion for the centuries old cultivation of olive oil, wine making and culinary history, offering the tastes and sensations of Tuscany.

MELODY FARMS, PELOPONNESE, GREECE

At Melody Farms they do olive oil… with two in-house olive oil sommeliers and over 15 years of experience in organic olive oil making. Join them for tastings surrounded by the ancient olive groves, learn to make natural soap with extra virgin olive oil, and in November and December participate in the harvest.

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TENUTA DELL’ALTO, PUGLIA, ITALY

Once a nobleman’s villa, this 19th-century neo-classical estate has stayed true to its southern roots. Surrounded by a patchwork of fields, olive groves and vineyards that produce some of the best in the region, you can sample the organic produce and olives from over 250 trees on the property.

MAISON ALEGRIA, PROVENCE, FRANCE

Tucked away in an unspoilt part of Provence, surrounded in olive trees and just minutes from a lovely traditional village, this little hotel with five separate suites has unexpected contemporary flair. You can even leave with a bottle of their home-produced olive oil.

BERGERIE ABOVE CALVI, CORSICA, FRANCE

High above the Corsican coast at the foot of Capu di a Veta, this traditional bergerie sits among the olive groves and maquis on over 16 acres. Simple and rustic, many of the structures were former shepherds’ huts and offer the traditional character and charm of the island.

CASA DI MONTI, PUGLIA, ITALY

Flanked by hills overlooking the sea, and immersed in an expanse of ancient olive trees, this holiday home’s composition is contemporary but with a nod to its rustic surroundings. Their olive oil is produced from the surrounding olive groves.

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