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Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour

Via Pordenone 21 | Poggio Mirteto Station, 00182 Rome, Italy
+39 328 339 8479
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Highlight of my Italy trip!

I was in Italy for a week and my tour with Johnny was my favorite part of the trip!! I would... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
seg322
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Savor the Savory

Just a short day trip outside of Rome will overwhelm your senses with the splendor of the Italian... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
SoleilDeSaphir
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Via Pordenone 21 | Poggio Mirteto Station, 00182 Rome, Italy
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+39 328 339 8479

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was in Italy for a week and my tour with Johnny was my favorite part of the trip!! I would classify this as a *must-do* activity if staying in/around Rome. Johnny was incredibly knowledgeable, personable, funny, and kind. Every question that we asked was...More

Thank seg322
Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This is such a kind review! I am beginning to blush now when I read all the nice things people say about me and my tour. Thank you so much!

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Just a short day trip outside of Rome will overwhelm your senses with the splendor of the Italian countryside and the culinary delights of olive oil. When first meeting Johnny, the first thing that strikes you is his deep sincerity and generosity. He has a...More

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

This is such a nice review! Thank you so much! I was away judging oils in Tokyo and places and so apologise for being so slow in thanking you. I am quite touched. All the best, Johnny

Reviewed 28 February 2017

We have just spent am amazing day with Johnny. He is incredibly knowledgable and informative about olive oil and makes you enthusiastic too. He doesn't make you feel silly for asking simple questions and explains everything in normal terms so that you understand what you...More

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really had a great day! I hope you enjoy those oils! Best wishes, Johnny

Reviewed 11 January 2017

My family and I were lucky enough to have been recommended this tour by a friend a few years ago and I am only now getting to writing a review, sorry Johnny! That being said, this tour was SO INCREDIBLE that I still think about...More

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Thank you so much for this review which is almost too kind! Don't be sorry - it is such a fantastic review I could have waited for years! Please keep in touch because we have new ventures coming up soon which I would love to...More

Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Do yourself a big favour and go on Johnny's olive oil tour!! This day trip is to be recommended to anyone who appreciates great food and wants to know more about olives and everything that goes into the production of the very best (and not...More

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

Thank you so much for this! It was a real pleasure spending the day with you. Keep in touch. I hope your back is better.

Reviewed 19 November 2016

Fantastic tour- Johnny was an amazing tour guide and walked us through olive oil production and tasting. Lunch was some of the best I've had in Italy, full stop. The only downside is that you'll never be able to buy cheap super market olive oil...More

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2016

Thank you so much for this. I love that photograph! Is it possible to share it with me? All the best, Johnny

Reviewed 10 November 2016

Four of us learned about olives, olive oils, agricotourism, local village histories and more during an excellent day with Johnny. His enthusiasm for and knowledge of olives and their oils are incomparable. His care and support for the industry as well as for the people...More

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Thank you so much! I love this review! I am so lucky that I do this wonderful job and get to meet wonderful people. It was a real pleasure spending the day with you all.

Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was definitely a highlight of our trip to Rome. What an amazing experience this was. Not only is the olive tour amazing, but the scenery in this area is incredible. Johnny took us to see a remarkable old olive tree. We drove through incredible...More

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Katerina, thank you so much for all the nice things you said about my tour. Thank you also for you enthusiasm and curiosity. I have never seen anyone eat so many olives off the tree! Bitter, right?

Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a brilliant day from start to finish. An amazing tour consisting of visiting a truly ancient olive tree; detailed look in the olive groves; a factory tour and a trip to a stunning hillside village. The food was at a small restaurant with...More

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thank you for this. I am so lucky because I love doing my tour and I always meet lovely people on it. Every time I learn something new from the people who come along and the day you came was no exception!

Reviewed 2 October 2016

My friends and I had a great day with Johnny. We drove with him in his van and visited abandoned olive oil groves. He was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining, and his passion for olive oil was evident. Our tour of the groves was followed by...More

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Johnny M, Owner at Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

This is the first time I have ever thanked anyone for reviewing my tour. I should always have done so and now thank everyone (in some cases 7 years late!) for writing such nice things about my tour. Thank you, also, for taking the time...More

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wonderrful
Hi, Johnny! My husband and I were on your tour about 4 years ago and still savor every minute of that day. We are thinking of you in light of the earthquake and hope you and the area we saw with you have not been badly affected and are safe,
26 August 2016|
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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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mfritz242
is it possible to be picked up at hotel rovera?
1 June 2015|
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Response from Johnny M | Property representative |
Thank you very much for your enquiry. People who come on my tour normally take a train out to FARA SABINA. If I were to come into Rome to pick you up I would have to charge you extra, I am afraid. I live about an hour and a... More
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