Collect and taste saffron
Excursions & day trips

Collect and taste saffron

Free cancellation
Language: English , French , German , Russian
Availability: From 10 to 25 October
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 6 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Take part into saffron's harvest
  • Learn all the phases characterizing saffron's production
  • Enjoy a saffron-based lunch at the farmhouse
What to expect

Your experience will begin at 8:30 as saffron flowers should always be picked up early in the morning. After having collected the flowers, your guide will tell you a bit more about this flower, its history, beginning with its arrival in Abruzzo during the 13th century. Afterwards, move to a farm where you'll learn the process of separation, selection and roasting of the flowers' red and yellow stigmas; you'll open them by hand, understanding all the patience and delicacy that this procedure requires. As Aquila's saffron is worldwide acknowledged, you'll then be taught how to use this spice at best while preparing your recipes. Lastly, enjoy a lunch at the farmhouse based on the unmistakably refined taste of "the red gold of Abruzzo".

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Morning activities
    • Lunch
    Reduced price
    • Child: 4-12 years old
    Where

    Via Grande, 12, 67020 San Pio delle Camere AQ, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Municipio S. Pio delle Camere

    What to remember
    • Please wear comfortable clothes, suitable for the temperature of the season and the time of day
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    When
    • From 10 to 25 October
    • Every day at 8:00am
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    Provider
    Gustabruzzo di Di Gesualdo Mimmo
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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