The other day some of the guys were asking for oil.
Not crude but olive… So we headed off to the nearby estate of Montelabate abbey
The frantoio is modern, spotless and where in the past we have taken the olives from Bellaugello to be milled and turned into deep intense fragrant extra virgin olive oil.
The abbey itself is a hauntingly beautiful place and open to the public on only rare occasions, the next two times will be this month, the 9th and 21st. We will be booking places on the tour for guys staying at Bellaugello Gay Guest House in glorious Umbria to get a chance to see the crypt, cloisters, church, the former olive mill and extensive wine cellars, it is a chance not to be missed
Alas there will be no oil, it was bought this visit…