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Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour
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Johnny Madge, internationally recognised olive oil judge in Tokyo and London. The tour starts at Fara Sabina station (45 minutes train journey from Rome). First stop is a beautiful olive grove where we will find wild herbs. Then we visit an olive...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Via Pordenone 21 | Poggio Mirteto Station, 00182 Rome, Italy
+39 328 339 8479
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

When Johnny's minibus rolled up the drive of our farmhouse near Poggio Mirteto, it was the beginning of a blissful few hours in which our minds (and our waistbands) would be pleasantly stretched. No sense of hurry; no sense of his having done this dozens...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tessa B
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Johnny runs a most enjoyable tour. He taught us so much about oil tasting and wine. As well as touring the countryside outside of Rome, we also had an amazing home cooked lunch. A most enjoyable day. I would do it again just for the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AAtherton
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Johnny Madge is a rock star of olive oil. From the moment he met us and we shared some coffees, our small group felt a connection. Johnny is so warm and a great conversationalist. The highlight for me was when we took a little stroll...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brianna D
Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Thank you so much for this great review and also for answering other peoples' queries which I had not even seen! It was so good spending the day with you and I was quite embarassed to read your kind words! All the best, Johnny.

Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

While in Rome, we booked the Olive Oil Tour with Johnny. After a pleasant train ride north to the Fara Sabina station, Johnny met the group of 4 (my wife and I from Maryland, one from Az and one from Boston) for a wonderful and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank James W
Johnny M, Proprietario at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this! I am so lucky that this 'job' of mine puts me in contact with such great people: it means that I enjoy the day but so do my guests!

Reviewed July 18, 2018

After many hot and long days in Rome it was wonderful to escape into the peaceful countryside with Johnny. Highlights include seeing the Fara Sabina area, enjoying an outdoor multi-course homemade lunch and learning how to properly taste olive oil (feel the burn!) and the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

A wonderfully relaxing day in the countryside with incredible views, food and scenery. Spending a day with Johnny who is an amazing world renowned expert on olive oil is not one to miss. A quick train ride and you can relax away from the hustle...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Scuba887
Johnny M, Proprietario at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

We had a really fun day together! Thank you so much for coming on my tour and for writing such nice things about it! All the best!

Reviewed June 4, 2018

We'd never been on such a personal tour before and it was a pleasure! It was one of the highlights of our Italy trip. The experience itself is worth every penny and the enjoyment we'll get from a far greater knowledge of oils will continue...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Gregory M
Reviewed April 11, 2018

My wife and I visited the Umbrian mountains with friends for the Olive Oil tour organised by Johnny and had an absolutely wonderful time. Firstly Johnny is a lovely and very interesting guy and has put together a very interesting day. Secondly he is one...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Mike P
Johnny M, Proprietario at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Thank you so much for reviewing my tour so kindly! It was such fun spending the day with you all. I feel almost embarassed when I read such enthusiasm. All the best to you all.

Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

My wife found Johnny from tripadvisor. We were searching for a trip where we can have detailed information about olive oil and growing olives. We were very fortunate that we meet this gentlemen as he provided us an unforgettable experience that exceeded our expectations. First...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Johnny M, Proprietario at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2018

Teşekkürler! This is a really kind review. Thank you so much. It was really great spending the day with you. Good luck with you olive tree plans!

Reviewed December 1, 2017

Our day with Johnny was amazing. We were shown around Italy’s country side and learned all about olive oil, tasting practices, and his life as an olive oil connoisseur. He was extremely flexible, which is great when your train is 45 minutes behind schedule, and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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September 9, 2018|
Response from Johnny M | Property representative |
Hi! I am sorry that I did not see this and have no idea why I did not! On my website there is more information which you can see on the TripAdvisor entry. Thank you for your enquiry.
Chelsie V
September 4, 2018|
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Response from Johnny M | Property representative |
Hi! I am sorry that I did not see this and have no idea why I did not! Tours can last from 3 to 7 hours but the cost is always the same. If you don't have all that time we can meet in Rome for a 90 minute tasting. On my... More
August 25, 2016|
Response from Johnny M | Property representative |
Hi! Thank you for writing to me! Iam sorry but I only just saw this. We are all fine, thank you but feeling so sorry for all the people up there. Best wishes, Johnny
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