Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Salentine Peninsula

The past day and a half we spent on the Salentine peninsula, on the Adriatic side. Here are some photos of the sea-- it's just amazing how aqua-colored the water is!





Also, we have seen olive groves everywhere we've gone but here they become more extensive and easier to photograph as the land is (relatively) flat, not mountainous like in Basilicata. The olive harvest here isn't until December! Throughout the Salentine peninsula there are these stone walls delineating the fields, they look very ancient. Just north of the Salentine Peninsula, we stopped at an organic olive oil press and had a tasting (and of course did some shopping). They are also developing chocolate made with their olive oil, I thought it was totally yummy. But not for sale yet. Bummer! We'll just have to come back...
Olive grove and olive photos,




2 Comments:

At 1:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they harvest the olives by hand?

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Pug&MooseMama said...

I have no idea! They talked at the olive oil production place more about how it was cold-pressed and the different kinds of olive oil, only the fruit vs. fruit plus pit, making the oil....

 

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