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Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour

via Pordenone 21 | Poggio Mirteto Station, 00182 Rome, Italy
++39 06 70613279
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Ranked #112 of 767 Activities in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: For a spectacular day trip or overnight from Rome , with great food, wine, and pastoral settings that can’t be beat, check out Johnny Madge’s... more »
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Florence, Italy
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We did the 1-hour olive oil tasting and lesson at Johnny's restaurant, since we had not booked in time for the tour, and it was incredible. He is one of the world experts in olive oil, is active in the Slow Food movement, and judges olive oil tastings around the world. Knows his stuff and is a great teacher. Would... More

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Teaneck, NJ
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56 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Johnny Madge is a well-respected expert on olive oil and offers group and personal tours. The train ride to him from Rome-Tiburtina is easy and inexpensive. Johnny will meet you at the station. He is a very personable man with a terrific personality and impeccable English and Italian. Every tour is personalized based on the time of year and what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

This was so much more than olive oil. We took a train from Rome to Fara Sabina about 45 minutes easy to do and very inexpensive. We were met on the platform by Johnny. He then drove us to the hilltop village of Casperia. Along the way he pointed out historical sites and we got to know each other. He... More

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I haven't read all the reviews here, but I can quickly see that the "Johnny Madge" experience is already well-covered and well-loved here. We sought out this tour specifically to learn more about olive oil, but anyone looking for a classic Italian lifestyle experience would treasure a few precious hours with Johnny. It never even felt like a "tour"... more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Late August 2013 our extended family of 7 arrived from Australia to Casperia to stay at La Torretta. The owners of La Torretta organised for us to wander down for a private tasting to Johnny's little gecko grotto/wine bar on our second evening. As soon as we met Johnny we felt so welcomed and inspired to learn what he passionately... More

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North Bay, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Johnny's tour is a must do for any visitor to Rome. We had a wonderful day visiting the Sabine Hills, learning about Olive oil, eating, drinking....Johnny is a delightful host, we felt like guests, not tourists. His 5 star rating is well earned, and well deserved. The olive oil we brought home is my favorite souvenir and the scent of... More

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Bedford, New Hampshire
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The wine, the oil, the exquisitely presented edibles, and the beautiful views of quintessentially Italian hilltop villages in the golden afternoon sunshine all blend seamlessly together. Johnny Madge’s Olive Oil Tour is an object lesson in seriously advanced relaxation. As we drifted around the bucolic Sabine hills in a pleasantly alcoholic haze, succumbing to the soporific effects of the gourmet... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

I owe a big thanks to tripadvisor reviewers for 'convincing' me to go on Johnny Madge's olive oil tour. My mom was interested in an olive oil tour so I did a search and found Johnny Madge. I wasn't sure if we had the time since it would take an entire day and we were only in Rome for three.... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Johnny's tour is totally worth your time and money! Not only do you learn - you have the opportunity to taste all sorts of delicious olive oils, wines and eat a scrumptious, memorable lunch. Johnny's knowledgable, passionate and laid back. He's open to questions and has a terrific sense of humor. Casperia feels like worlds away from Rome even though... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I found out about Johnny's olive oil here on trip advisor and all the reviews about it was just right! My husband and I had a great time with Johnny and his daughter.. The tour was so personal and informative, relaxing and interesting, got to drive around the beautiful area , had some great home made italian food, visit a... More

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