Saffron House tour in Città della Pieve and lunch at Lake Trasimeno
Excursions & day trips

Saffron House tour in Città della Pieve and lunch at Lake Trasimeno

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Availability: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 7 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover all there is to know about saffron in the picturesque Città della Pieve
  • Visit Castiglione del Lago and enjoy a typical Umbrian lunch at a local restaurant
  • Explore the stunning Maggiore Island, covered with olive trees, holm oaks and cypresses
What to expect

Discover all there is to know about saffron and its uses in a unique location, the old cellars of an ancient building in the heart of the picturesque Città della Pieve. Inside the Saffron House you'll find explicative panels that tell the story of this unique flower and explain the many different areas in which it's used. At the end of your visit, you'll have the chance to taste saffron tea, oil, beer, grappa, biscuits, jams, chocolate, honey and cold cuts. You'll also receive "the right dose" gift box, containing a pinch of saffron and five original recipes.

The next part of your experience will take place in Castiglione del Lago, one of the most beautiful "borghi" in Italy. The historic center of the town, located inside the medieval walls, is divided into two sections. The eastern half is completely occupied by the fifteenth century Ducal Palace, its service chambers and by the original castellated Fortress. Here, you'll have lunch at a typical restaurant on the shore of Lake Trasimeno, where fish is prepared according to both traditional and creative recipes. As well as lake fish, the restaurant offers typical Umbrian food and wood-fired oven pizzas.

After lunch, your day will continue on from Castiglione to Maggiore Island. After a short ferry ride to get to the island, you'll have a couple of hours to walk freely around the small village or rest in one of the beautiful free beaches. Maggiore Island is the second-largest island on Lake Trasimeno and it's covered with olive trees, holm oaks and cypresses.

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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
  • 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
  • What's included
    • Saffron House tour
    • Food tasting with cold cuts, cheeses, Italian bruschetta, saffron beer
    • Tour of an urban saffron field in Città della Pieve
    • Saffron gift box
    • 3-course lunch in Castiglion del Lago
    • Roundtrip ferry tickets to Maggiore Island
    What's not included
    • Drinks
    • Transportation
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 3-11)
    • Infants (age 0-2): free of charge
    Where

    Saffron House - Via Pietro Vannucci 31, 06062 Città della Pieve PG, Italy

    Meeting point:

    The experience starts at the Saffron House in Città dell Pieve. You'll have to use your car to get from one place to another.

    What to remember
    • You'll have to use your car to get from one place to another
    • This tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 6 participants
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    When
    • Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am
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    Provider
    Italian Touch
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the experience begins.

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