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Tuscany Sights

Antico Frantoio

  • Via Populonia 18 Map It
  • Massa Marittima
  • Historic District/Site

Updated 12/05/2013

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On a small street, inside the walls of the Fortezza dei Senesi, you'll find this ancient olive press. Mules harnessed to the heavy stone wheel pulled it around, and as it rolled, the olives on the flat surface were crushed by its weight, extracting the precious oil—the same technique is used today (minus the mules). At press time, the mill was closed for restoration.

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Via Populonia 18, Massa Marittima, Tuscany, 58024, Italy

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  • €1.50
  • Apr.–mid-Jul., Tues.–Sun. 10:30–1; mid-Jul.–Aug., Tues.–Sun. 10:30–1 and 3:30-6; Sept.–Oct., Tues.–Sun. 10:30–1; Nov.–Mar. by appointment for groups

Updated 12/05/2013


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