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Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour

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Address: Via Pordenone 21 | Poggio Mirteto Station, 00182 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 7061 3279
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Great Tour - off the beaten path

My husband and I did Johnny's Olive Oil tour earlier this month and we had a great time. Johnny was kind enough to look up train times for us, and met us on the platform when the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Angela S
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San Mateo, California

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I did Johnny's Olive Oil tour earlier this month and we had a great time. Johnny was kind enough to look up train times for us, and met us on the platform when the train arrived. It was a nice change of pace to spend the day in the countryside after doing all the touristy things in... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The tour with Johnny Madge is one we would most definitely recommend! Our family of 5 had just spent 3 busy days in the Naples area and were headed to Rome for 3 more very scheduled days full of tours. We were looking for a day that was a bit more relaxed and in the countryside. The tour with Johnny... More 

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

A short train ride from Rome takes you to meet Johnny Madge and his van, who then transports you to the charming village of Casparia and his restaurant. We stopped along the way to see the olives being processed, all the while learning everything there is to know about extra virgin olive oil. The village, the scenery, the tasting and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Johnny Madge's Olive Oil Tour was the highlight of our trip! It was the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Rome. Johnny was very personable, genuine, and knowledgable. I would return to Italy just to go on this tour again!

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Thank Lindsey S
Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Johnny's tour is so interesting, not to mention delicious!! A must to do when in Rome and the surrounding area!

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My friend and I recently went on Johnny Madge's Olive Oil Tour in the Sabine Hills region outside of Rome (Casparia, to be exact), and absolutely loved it! Johnny met us and the two other guests at the train station. We then went to his lovely little restaurant in the picturesque hill-top town of Casparia and had an excellent meal,... More 

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Washington DC, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Thank you so much Johnny Madge for teaching our group so much about olive oil and making our trip even more special. I was not sure what to expect and I had no idea there was a correct way to taste olive oil. I would highly recommend Johnny's tour. It is extremely educational with an excellent host.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My friend and I decided to meet at the Osteria Vigna in Casperia, Italy for what we heard was an incredible tour relating to olive oil. Johnny Madge, a British ex-pat, presented us with 4 different oils to try. We learned that there is a proper way to taste olive oil [who knew?] and that most of the olive oil... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We booked this tour about 6 months before our trip to Rome. It was a 'must do' for us. Everything about the description completely appealed to us. It did mean that we landed at 8pm Saturday from Australia and had to find our way across the beautiful rome countryside to meet Johnny the following morning. No worries - thanks to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Cannot speak highly enough of this tour. Initially I was wondering if it was worth the cost, but it is because you get wine, food, travel and an education about olive oil and the area all thrown in. Johnny the host is fantastic and friendly, also asking whether he can do anything to make the visit more comfortable. The olive... More 

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