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A Sunday dedicated to learning about local olive oil traditions

It’s always olive oil hour in Garda Trentino. Why not spend your Sunday learning about, chatting about, and sampling local produce? Enjoy exquisite extra virgin olive oil produced in Garda Trentino as part of a guided tour of six local oil mills.

This occasion is the perfect opportunity to wander among olive groves, rummage through wicker baskets, dip a chunk of bread in delicious olive oil, try intriguing new flavour combos made with local produce, and learn all about the excellent local brands that have been awarded the coveted Garda Trentino DOP certification. Learn from the very people behind olive-growing traditions in Alto Garda. People who truly believe that time can stopped in a bottle.

Local restaurants will be serving themed dishes over the course of the weekend.

An age-old tradition

Garda Trentino is home to more than 100,000 olive trees on 500 hectares of land. These stats should give you some insight into the local olive-growing community, which is the most northerly community of its kind. The land to the north of Lake Garda offers the perfect microclimate for producing first-rate olive oil. Olive growing is an art with distant roots that can be traced back to ancient times and features in Virgil’s poems and the works of Gabriele D'Annunzio. The local area, which boasts a Mediterranean climate despite bordering the Alps, has a very impressive history. Local traditions are passed down from harvest to harvest, and from pruning to pressing.

Liquid green gold that’s good for the heart

Olive trees have been grown on the terraces of Alto Garda for centuries, in full respect of nature. One of Garda Trentino's most prized native species is the Casaliva olive. It produces a golden-green extra virgin olive oil with notes of green almond, artichoke, and wild herb. Extra virgin olive oil is rich in polyphenols, monounsaturated fatty acids and vitamins A and E, which help keep bones strong and skin healthy. It also prevents the onset of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is a staple of the Mediterranean diet, and its properties make it an excellent condiment. It’s even recommended by nutritionists for daily enjoyment.

 

EVENT PROGRAMME: All events will take place between 10am and 6pm. Entry is completely free of charge. You will need to show your Green Pass to access indoor venues.

 

Acetaia del Balsamico Trentino

Guided tours of the oil mill with an explanation of the production process and a tasting of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar from Trentino (duration: approx. 30 minutes): 4pm/5pm

Guided tours will be conducted in Italian, German and English. The shop will be open during the event.

To book your place, please email info@acetaiatn.it or call +39 0464 550064.

 

Agraria Riva del Garda Cantina&Frantoio

Guided tours of the oil mill followed by a tasting of extra virgin olive oil paired with local produce (duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes):

10am: Italian - German

12pm: Italian - English

2pm: Italian - German

4pm: Italian - English

Max. number of people per hour: 25 

Please book your spot on the website.

The shop will be open during the event, and guests will be able to sample olive oil at the in-store tasting counter.

 

Frantoio Ivo Bertamini

Open all day from 10am to 6pm with an introduction to the oil mill and an oil tasting (duration: approx. minutes).

Tours will be conducted in Italian only and guests will receive a small gift.

There is no need to book a place.

 

Madonna delle Vittorie

Guided tours of the oil mill with an introduction to the local area and an extra virgin olive oil tasting to finish (duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes):

10am: Italian - German

2:30pm: Italian

4pm: Italian

Max. number of people per hour: 12

Please book your place by sending an email to info@madonnadellevittorie.it.

The shop will be open during the event, and guests will be able to sample olive oil at the in-store tasting counter.

 

Maso Bòtes

10am to 6pm - free tour with four stop-offs.

1.    Explanation of traditional olive growing in the historic olive grove of Arco and the history of Olif de Bòtes.

2.    Trip to the oil mill and explanation (groups of no more than 4-5 people every 30 minutes)

3.    Oil and local produce tasting at Maso Bòtes

4.    Explanation of how beekeeping can co-exist in harmony with sustainable, organic olive growing methods.

 

Optional tour of the oil mill with an explanation in German and English.

Maso Bòtes is easily reached from Varignano by foot (approx. 15-20 minute walk) or by bike.

For more info, please send an email to info@masobotes.it or call +39 0464 791014There is no need to book a place.

 

OlioCRU

10am - Cycling/walking trail from the shop in Succò di Arco to the olive groves, in cooperation with ASD Gente Fuori and the Pepe Cooter collective.

1pm “Grab and Go” lunch in Succò (Arco) with local produce and Impavida beer. Return to the OlioCRU oil mill with a tasting of local oil and molche bread made by Backificio

Please book your place by sending an email to info@oliocru.it.

Guided tours of the oil mill will take place throughout the day, followed by a tasting of local oil and molche bread made by Backificio. There is no need to book a place.

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OLIVE MILLS AND MORE:
RESTAURANTS

From Friday 22 to Sunday 24 October, the following restaurants will be serving dishes that showcase extra virgin olive oil made in Garda Trentino.

We recommend booking a table.

Acetaia del Balsamico Trentino
Cologna di Tenno - Strada di San Zeno, 2

Agritur Madonna delle Vittorie
Arco - Via Linfano, 81

Aqua Ristorante
Torbole sul Garda - Via Lungolago Conca d'Oro, 11

Hosteria Toblino
Sarche - Via Garda, 3

Interno 29
Arco - Viale Magnolie, 29 

La Piccola Dallas
Arco - Loc. Giare, 1/B

Locanda Restel De Fer
Riva del Garda - Via Restel De Fer, 10

Osteria Le Servite
Arco - Via Passirone, 68

Panem
Riva del Garda - Viale Roma, 11

Peter Brunel Ristorante Gourmet
Arco - Via Linfano, 47

Ristorante Antiche Mura
Riva del Garda - Via Bastione, 19 

Ristorante Il Ritratto
Arco - Via Ferrera, 30

Ristorante La Berlera
Riva del Garda - Loc. Ceole, 8/B

Ristorante La Terrazza
Torbole sul Garda - Via Benaco, 24

Ristorante Pizzeria Bar Gelateria L'Ora
Riva del Garda - Viale Rovereto, 101

Ristorante Tipico La Casina
Drena - Loc. La Casina, 1

Villetta Annessa Hotel Villa Miravalle
Riva del Garda - Via Monte Oro, 9 

AND IF YOU LOVE CYCLING...
BIKE PARTNER

On Sunday, 24 October, the following bike partners will be renting out bikes/e-bikes at discounted rates:

Degasperi Noleggio Bike
Disponibili e-mtb / e-city bike

The Lab
Disponibili e-mtb

Velolake
Disponibili e-mtb / e-city bike / mtb
Solo con prenotazione online e utilizzo codice sconto FRANTOI2021

All dates
24.10.2021 09:00 - 18:00 (Duration 09 h 00 min)
Map
Various locations in Garda Trentino
Various locations in Garda Trentino
Acetaia del Balsamico
Cologna di Tenno - Strada di San Zeno, 2
Agraria Riva del Garda Cantina & Frantoio
Riva del Garda - Via S. Nazzaro 4
Frantoio Ivo Bertamini
Vignole - Arco - Via S. Valentino 4A
Madonna delle Vittorie
Arco - Via Linfano 81
Maso Botes
Varignano - Loc. Olif de Bòtes 1
OlioCru
Riva del Garda - Via Maso Belli 1/B
SuccÒ - Oliocru
Arco - Piazza III Novembre 6
Informations
Garda Dolomiti S.P.A. - Azienda per il Turismo
Largo Medaglie d'Oro al Valor Militare 5 - 38066 Riva del Garda
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