tour of saffron, San Gimignano, farm and typical products

     

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Saffron Tour

The Farm - Farmhouse Casanova di Pescille is a typical Tuscany farmhouse in stone of 1800 and is located at km. 2 from San Gimignano (Siena), a city famous around the world for its towers, medieval village and masterpieces of art.

Casanova di Pescille produces pure saffron which is grown in San Gimignano since 1100, the owner Roberto Fanciullini (professional farmer) will guide you to the discovery of Crocus sativus L. which is the Latin name for saffron, its history, the various legends , to the importance that this beautiful flower has had in the economy of San Gimignano in the Middle Ages, the cultivation technique and answers to all your questions.

Saffron is an autumn crocus and spendidi lilac-colored flowers you will only see the middle of October for about 20 days, but at any time, sitting comfortably and taking a drink with the Vernaccia di San Gimignano, you will see a DVD that will show all stages of working Crocus, from harvesting to packaging.

Later, in the restaurant called "Zafferano" Chef Saverio Fanciullini turn the saffron into delicious dishes, which will be tasted in a complete dinner, from appetizers to desserts.


We suggest that this particular experience organized by Azienda Agricola Casanova di Pescille (San Gimignano)

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56030 Terricciola
Pisa

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tour of saffron, San Gimignano, farm and typical products