Lake Garda Saffron
25015 Desenzano del Garda (BS)
Primavera: visita in zafferaneto con estrazione bulbi di zafferano e breve show cooking in cascina
Estate: visita parco agricolo e breve show cooking in cascina
Autunno: visita in zafferaneto con raccolta fiori e trasformazione zafferano in cascina
Inverno: show cooking e lezioni pratiche di cucina in cascina
Sono in programma anche corsi specialistici
Discover the secrets of this precious spice and its beautiful flowers at the Organic-certified saffron farm in Desenzano del Garda
In the Montecorno Preserve in Desenzano del Garda, Raffaella Visconti cultivates and harvests by hand pure, organic-certified saffron. Crocus Sativus flowers, of which the precious stigma are dried, are harvested at dawn in the months of October and November. During the day, the manual handling of the flowers continues to prepare them for the drying process.
In the 17th century cowshed of Gruppo Rovere old farm, educational workshops are offered where guests participate to the production of this precious spice. Depending on the season, the experience includes the visit to the saffron field, crossing the farm for a short aromatic experience featuring different herbs and the secret garden of edible flowers. Guests can walk along different paths depending on the time of the year and the flowering season. The visit ends with a small tasting at the farm with home-made sweet and savoury products.
Couples, families with children, active tourists, sports lovers.
What is included
Visit of the field, explanation of the activity, small tasting.
What is not included
Everything not mentioned above.
Comfortable clothes and low shoes. In the winter, boots and winter jacket.
No information. Contact the facility for further details.