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Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort
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Bergen, Norway
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

Me and my girlfriend stayed here in September 2011 and what a stay it was!
We booked a three day package with a junior suite in the attic, a massage and a four course dinner.

The Villa is located in the hills of Tuscany approximately one hour drive from Florence.
Staff is very friendly and they make you feel at home all the time! Not all of the staff speak good English, but it is amazing how far one gets by being polite and a few Italian words:)

The Villa has a restaurant in which you can dine and wine. If you like, they have a wonderful terrace in connection to the restaurant in front of the Villa as well, and we ate all our meals there.
Food was exceptional. By far the best we had in our 16 day trip through Germany, Austria and
Italy. To be honest the breakfast wasn't all that good, but in our experience this is typical for Italy. Dinner on the other hand was very good!

We will be back some day, it was an amazing three days:)

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

I had the good luck of visiting Villa Campestri for several days during the olive oil harvest. There is simply no better place to experience this wonderfully traditional autumn ritual in Italy. I watched several men picking what seemed to be uniformly perfect olives, which I was told were completely organic, Villa owner Paolo Pasquale then showed me how he's perfected the mashing of the olives and the pressing of the oil, in the mill on the grounds. Picked in the morning, oil by the evening. It was a glorious experience, tasting the fresh oil in so many ways.
Everything about the Villa seems to be perfect, the perfect period rooms, the service and the food -- especially enhanced by the fresh oil. It was a lovely stay.

Room Tip: I didn't see all the rooms, so I cannot tell. The view from mine was lovely, and I expect, with...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Santa Ynez, California
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

Italians find reasons to throw a food fest about as often as Americans go to the grocery store. Every week, every season, somewhere in one of twenty regions of Italy, someone is celebrating a harvest. Few, though, are as renowned or revered as Tuscany’s olive harvest when the freshest extra virgin olive oil is poured on everything from eggs to ice cream.

In my memory, the closest thing to this experience was a nine-hour feast in Paris one night in November when Beaujolais Nouveau hit the streets and all of Paris celebrated until dawn. But touring Tuscany during olive oil harvest season is a little different. Olive oil is the lifeblood of this country and Tuscany is considered the premiere region for its production. Unlike the French, Tuscans don’t kick off the season with a bang. Their approach is much more beguiling. Olive oil slowly seeps into everything until you can’t imagine having a meal without it and soon begin to worry about what will happen after the “olio nuovo” disappears.

Learning the Language - Immersion Method

My olive oil adventure was part of a week-long homage to EVOO held at the Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort (LINK - http://www.villacampestri.com/ ), famous for its singularly-focused attention to this essential ingredient. From the first dinner that opened with three different amuse-bouches perfectly paired with three different olive oils and to the last course of olive oil lemon sorbet, it was clear that Villa Campestri’s owner, Paolo Pasquali believes the best way to learn something new is to employ the immersion method.

“Amorolio” is the brain child of Pasquali and co-creator, Nancy Harmon Jenkins (LINK - http://nancyharmonjenkins.com/ ), celebrated writer and Mediterranean diet expert. Just like language training, the culinary program started with a tasting class in the “oleoteca” to establish a common culinary vocabulary and get all of our senses keen to what lay ahead. The itinerary was carefully orchestrated to build our knowledge from one level to the next – but the program tossed in a few other Tuscan experiences that I suspect were designed to disguise the fact that we were ingesting pretty sizable volumes of olive oil every day.

Jenkins provided expert guidance to our small group as we worked our way through kitchen demos and hands-on classes with the Chef Roberto Zanieri, olive oil tastings hosted by agricultural expert, Dr. Gemma Pasquali, and field trips to culinary adventures in the surrounding countryside - made all the more special by Jenkins’ extraordinary access to some of the very best culinary artisans in the region. We took “Mr. Toad‘s Wild Ride” into the Apennines to enjoy a “marrone” festival and a private lunch at Locando Senio, famous for its array of hand-cured salumi. The next day we motored straight south to Florence to explore the vibrant, noisy action at Mercato Centrale, followed by a serene lunch prepared by one of the city’s best chefs, Benedetta Vitali at her restaurant, Zibibbo.

I had heard that Nancy Jenkins was well-known for non-stop culinary adventures, but I was not entirely prepared for a week of sensory bombardment. There is a clever method to her madness though. Like how she planned two stops that resulted in the perfect marriage of a classic Tuscan dessert, biscotti dipped in Vin Santo. First by visiting Selvapiana, an elegant winery and olive grove to sample the region’s famous dessert wine, then followed it up by witnessing warm biscotti falling off the oven conveyor at Biscottificio Antonio Mattei, an institution in Italian baking since 1858, and still considered the best source of all biscotti in Italy. Of course, we were not in an entirely “olive oil-free” zone. In addition to their historic biscotti recipe, they make other styles of crunchy confection with olive oil (naturally) like the Biscotti all’Olio or the deeply-flavored Cacao Aromatico e Pistacchi di Bronte. I told you she was sneaky.

A particular highlight of the trip was the unexpected participation of Chef María José san Román, the Michelin-starred chef of Monastrell who, along with husband, Pitu Perramon, joined the group for a few days. Chef san Román, known as the Queen of Saffron in Spain, is a relatively new devotee of olive oil. She graced us with a cooking demonstration that showcased the best of both – her own fresh saffron and Spanish olive oils. Getting a lesson in making tapas from a chef just awarded “Best Tapas Restaurant in Spain” took the concept of “small bites” to a whole new level. It was a perfect example of what set this trip apart from other agriturismo options in Italy. A “pinch me”-like schedule that overflowed with best-of-class experiences.

Our final day began with a hands-on demonstration of turning olives into olive oil in Villa Campestri’s own frantoio, then sampling the result with the humble “fettunta”, more commonly known in food circles around the world as bruschetta. A simple, thickly-sliced and grilled piece of saltless Tuscan bread, rubbed with garlic and soaked in extra virgin olive oil, streamed directly from the mill’s spout. It is a combination of exquisite fruit fragrance and aged-old scent that required no downtime for the flavors to marry into a crisp, earthy bite. Our training was complete.

Most trips end when the plane touches down at home. But, I’m comforted in knowing I have a secret trip-extender – a precious tin of the freshly-pressed oil I helped create at Villa Campestri. I know it will not last, but I don’t care. I’ll use it with abandon on anything and everything, every day until I eke out the last little drop.

Room Tip: Every room in the villa is fabulous. No need to worry about selecting just one.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

I spent three memorable days at Villa Campestri being attended to by Viola and her warm very capable staff. It is hard to imagine a more relaxing and beautiful setting. The Villa sets high with spectacular views of the valley below. There are several villages close by to visit, trails to meander on, olive oil to become acquainted with, and utterly breathtaking views that change as the day progresses. My room, while supplying all modern conveniences was inundated with old world charm as was the entire Villa. If you find a need not at your finger tips, just ask Viola and it will appear. For " a bit of heaven" I strongly suggest you spend a few days at Villa Campestri.

Room Tip: I was in Junior Suite on top floor of main Villa. View was gorgeous, room was spacious and charming...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

I was at the Villa for my daughters wedding and it was beautiful. The staff was friendly and went far above to help make our experience memorable. The rooms are beautiful and spacious. The Villa is set on a hill and the views and grounds are breathtaking. There are great hiking areas or just sit on the terrace and have a cappuccino or a glass of wine and enjoy the views. I would recommend Campestri.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

We were welcomed by everyone from the moment we stepped into the Villa. The view was incredible and the Villa rich with history, but it was the people that helped to create the memories that will always be with us. Our son and daughter in law talked for a year with everyone about where they wanted to have their wedding and none of us were disappointed.
I know that the two of them had the wedding they had hoped for and more.

Room Tip: We had a suite and were glad we did.
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Laguna Niguel, California
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

Stayed for three days for my sister's wedding. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The rooms were by far the nicest accommodations I experienced in Italy. Did not realize I loved olive oil until I tried what amounted to real olive oil at the villa. The grounds and views are breath taking and I highly recommend staying at the villa.

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Property: Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort
Address: Via Campestri 19/22, 50039 Vicchio, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Vicchio
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Vicchio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort, a splendid Renaissance residence dating back to the 13th century, overlooks the Mugello Valley, north of Florence. Situated on a hilltop, the estate is immersed in a hug lush park with secular olive trees, providing a superb organic extra-virgin olive oil. A loving restoration has been carried out with full respect for the structural form and original materials of the buildings. The rooms and suites preserves the ancient fascination of the residence, thanks also to the period furnishings. Traditional Tuscan cuisine and a special Olive Oil Menu are served at the L'Olivaia Restaurant featuring stylish inner rooms and a striking outdoor panoramic terrace. The relaxing swimming pool boasts a stunning view of the Valley. An extensive choice of memorable activities is available: Oleoteca® to enjoy extra-virgin olive oil sensory experiences, Tuscan cooking classes, Ayurvedic massages with self-produced extra-virgin olive oil and essential oils and plant your own olive tree. ... more   less 
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