I have just been in touch with the brilliantly named Marco Agamennone of Capo Farfa olive oil press in Poggio San Lorenzo on behalf of some guests who were interested in visiting Capo Farfa and possibly attending one of the meals he organises on Sundays for groups of 10 or more.
As it happens, he is holding a cookery lesson next week and offered my guests the chance to attend the lesson (where they would learn how to make 4 pasta dishes), eat lunch and then tour the olive oil press for the very reasonable price of EUR 45 (including drinks).
Marco’s olive oil press is well worth a visit because it has been in his family for literally centuries and he has lots of old artefacts and machinery on display – all beautifully restored due to his enthusiasm. His cellars date back to Roman times and the original Via Cassia roman road skirts his property.
Anyone interested can contact him via his website www.capofarfa.it.
PS – a special prize for guessing what the wooden device pictured was designed to do! I can’t remember …