As every year, October and November is the time of olive picking and production of the local extra virgin olive oil. We are offering you the opportunity to discover these ancient traditions and skills of the countryside near Matera and to join in the olive picking, an activity which was, and still is, of great economic importance in this area.
You will have the possibility to live a fascinating and impressive experience in the town of Bernalda (close to Matera) where there still are a large number of olive groves with trees that can be over hundred years old. You will pick olives as the local people do it, spending a whole day in the countryside eating a pic nic with the traditional food prepared expressly for this occasion.
At the olive mill you will take part to the olive pressing, experiencing the traditional system as well as the most innovative one. You will be guided to taste the extra virgin olive oil and, at the end of this charming experience, you will have your own fresh made extra virgin olive oil, produced with the olives you have picked!