The four of us, Micheline, Silla, Didu’ (the dog who likes no one, but strangely enough,
Val di Chio
We stop to meet Liviero, who also lovingly tends and cares for the grounds at
Casa Portagioia, an exquisite agriturismo owned by Micheline’s friends,
Marcello and Terry.
Liviero, Micheline and Silla
Next stop : Frantoio Baldini
The work order for Micheline’s olives.
I have had many opportunities over the years to partake in this centuries old tradition
of picking and harvesting the olives in Italy.
It is an adventure that never ceases to amaze and thrill me. There is a
elemental connectedness to the land and to the Italian culture
that feeds my spirit in a most fundamental way.