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Address: via Pordenone 21 | Poggio Mirteto Station, 00182 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 7061 3279
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Description: A tour through the olive groves 45 minutes train journey from Rome...
A tour through the olive groves 45 minutes train journey from Rome involving tastings, a light lunch and wines. During the lunch you can try different oils with different foods. Johnny Madge’s expertise about olive oil is internationally sought-after. He has done tastings on television: most recently for British TV chef Gary Rhodes. The trip can start or end with an olive oil tasting in Johnny's oil/wine bar in the medieval village of Casperia.
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Excellent Tour with a personal touch

We were staying north of Rome near Sutri so met up with Johnny in Casperia - a stunningly gorgeous hilltop town in the Province of Rieti. Johnny provided a wonderful authentic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Tauranga
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were staying north of Rome near Sutri so met up with Johnny in Casperia - a stunningly gorgeous hilltop town in the Province of Rieti. Johnny provided a wonderful authentic Italian lunch (including his mother-in-law's bean recipe) and excellent wines to sample. We tasted the greatest olive oils and learnt a lot about 'good oils' and 'bad oils' and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My 13-year old daughter begged me to take her on Johnny's tour during a family vacation to Rome. I knew I would enjoy it too, but wasn't certain that other members of our family (two of whom are under 10-years old) would feel the same. In fact, we ALL had a marvelous time! Johnny was the perfect host and a... More 

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Casperia, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I have known about Johnny Madges tours for a number of years now but never had the opportunity to go on one until very recently. Johnny's usual tours focus on the oils of the Sabina region (Province of Rieti, a hour's drive northeast of Rome) but the tour I took this time focussed on the oils of Tuscia, the fascinating... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My husband and I did an olive oil tasting excursion with Johnny in May, and it was wonderful. This was one of our favorite days in Europe, and is a perfect day trip from Rome. We took a 40 minute train ride from Rome, Johnny picked us up (along with two other couples) and off we went in his VW... More 

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West Covina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Last October (2014) my husband and I stayed in Rome for 6 days and planned day excursions. None were as wonderful as visiting Casperia and taking Johnny Madge's Olive Oil Tour. The train ride from Rome could not have been easier and Johnny picked us up at the station himself since he only takes a small group at a time.... More 

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Eustis, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I was in Rome in October and booked an olive oil tour with Johnny Madge. It was an excellent decision. Using email to confirm specifics, Johnny was very clear as to where and when we would meet. He was waiting at the train station and took charge from that moment until almost 8 hours later when he left us back... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My friend and I did the full tour in October 2014. It was the highlight of our Rome trip and was unlike and other tour that I have been on. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rome. Johnny explains olive oil in depth to include the process of harvesting olives, production of olive oil, how to identify bad... More 

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Florence, Italy
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99 reviews 99 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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101 helpful votes 101 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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CT, USA
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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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Address: Address: via Pordenone 21 | Poggio Mirteto Station, 00182 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 7061 3279
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome

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