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Collect And Taste Saffron

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time-raw6 hours
Starting point
Pescara, Italy

Collecting saffron is one of the most unusual experiences you have ever had: in order to get 1 gram of saffron you need to collect 200 flowers! The process has many nuances and you're welcome to get to know them during this tour. Each bud should be opened by hand so you have a unique chance to closely marvel the beauty of these purplish flowers also called "the red gold of Abruzzo".

What to expect?


  • Involve yourself in the process of saffron harvesting (200 purplish flowers, collected in the cold and foggy autumn dawns, before they open to the warmth of the sun, one by one, delicately, so as not to disperse the contents. Bring home in wicker baskets. Open by hand, separating the precious red stigmas and yellow stigmas with patient love. Collected in sieves and places to dry in the chimneys, with oak embers).
  • You will learn how harvested and all the phases of processing on the farm.
  • Harvesting saffron in the field
  • Farm subsistence for grazing and preparation for roasting
  • Lunch at a farmhouse

What is included?

  • Lunch
  • English-speaking guide
  • Admission to all attractions

Is this experience for me?

  • Guests should possess the physical stamina to work in the field
  • Not for small children up to 10 years old
  • Not for pregnant women

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.

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