Eager to sample some of Pelago’s extra-virgin “green gold,” too? Fattoria Altomena is Pelago’s principal olive oil producer, and today’s business is run on grounds with deep roots in the Etruscan age. Its late-medieval Castle over time became a villa-farm and in the 12th century belonged to the Guidi counts, a family among Tuscany’s most esteemed nobles.
Depending on the time of year you’re in town, you may catch some festive, grassroots activities spread through the streets—the perfect “pairing”, so to speak, with wine-based tourism. Generally on Liberation Day (April 25), the town teams up with the Pro Loco association to host spring festival BioFioricola, bringing Pelago into “bloom” with a plant and flower marketplace alongside tastings of traditional products. Come summertime, the more arts-and-music-focused Live in Sieve festival runs on Thursday evenings: past editions have featured concerts, drinks, themed dinners and tastings, children’s activities and other free entertainment.