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12 August 2009

Italy Is The Country Of Saffron

Did you know that saffron is the most expensive spice in the world?
And that it is produced in ...Italy?
I ask you so because I did not know about it. I thought, it comes from India or other country from that part of the world. So if you come in Italy, in Abruzzo, Sardegna for example, you can see how the paesants cultivte this plant in special factories. It is interesting enough because the technique of the cultivation is manual till today and it's very interesting to see how the persons work.

It's a "new fashion" here: the possibility to have a vacation in a farm where you can eat the healty aliments produced in the same farm, partecipate on the life and works of the farm and on many interesting activities that often offer the owners. Many residents of the cities want to stay some time in a village, want to show their children the "natural" life and so these vacations are very popular. Except this, the farms have often their own restaurants where you can eat very special and interesting local dishes.

If you look for something like this in Italy you have to write "agritrismo" in your SE.


  1. I thought saffron is from India too!

  2. It is strange but there are different industries in Italy that have to come from India. Buffalos for example are from India too, I think.

  3. hey really love italy :) looking forward to visit italy again ard the end of the year :)

  4. The end of the year is not the best time to visit Italy. The weather is not very good. But this year was anomalous-maybe you will be fortun ate. :-)

  5. странно. В словаре написано что шафрановый это жёлто-оранжевый цвет.

  6. Собирают не лепестки, а тычинки. А они красновато-коричневатые в натуре, а если их поварить, то дают оранжевый цвет.


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