Piedmont
Destination
3 hours
Duration
Ita-Eng+
Language
2+
People

Artemide Black Rice

A morning dedicated to discovering Artemide Rice and the excellence of Italian black rice. Visit with the guide the multimedia Rice Museum. Get to know the farm that invented Artemide black rice. Take part in the engaging workshop on handling black and white rice to learn about varieties, differences and defects.


What you’ll do

  • Visit with the guide the Rice Museum near Novara
  • Get to know the farm that exclusively produces Artemide rice
  • Take part in the rice manipulation workshop

 Group Tour: 2+ people

Price per person: € 88


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What to expect

In Casalbeltrame in the province of Novara, we will visit the Multimedia Museum of Rice, which uses audio, video and installations to tell the story of Italian rice paddies yesterday and today (10 a.m.).

Afterwards (11.30 a.m.), we will move on to the farm that exclusively produces Artemide rice.

This rice variety is a fragrant cross between Venus black and Basmati rice. It is a wholemeal and aromatic black rice. It has an intense and pleasant aroma, with elongated grains. Due to its close relationship with Venus rice, Artemide rice has a very high content of iron and silicon – the latter being very important for its antioxidant properties. Artemide rice is excellent cooked with cheese, fish, vegetables and mushrooms.

During the farm visit, we will touch this rice variety, comparing it with others, placing it in the centuries-old history of the family who cultivate these rice fields and who wanted to create a museum to tell their story.

We will take part in a workshop on the handling of black and white rice on the farm to understand their varieties, differences and defects. You will be able to buy the varieties of rice and rice flour that you like best.

Where Casalbeltrame, Novara – 60 min from Turin and Milan
When From Monday to Friday – duration 3 hours
Start time 10 a.m.
Language Italian, English and French
 Important information
  • We suggest that you wear comfortable clothing for the rice experience.
What’s included
Guided Tour & Admission to the Rice Museum
Guided Tour in the Artemide black rice farm
Workshop on rice handling
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: € 88 – minimum 2 people

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The Food Expert:

I am a licensed tour guide for the provinces of Vercelli, Novara and Pavia. I have a great passion for telling the story of my territory in its landscape, cultural and gastronomic aspects: these three provinces are, in fact, the territory where more than 60% of European rice is produced. Impossible not to fall in love with it!

Not just museums: I will guide you to visit some of the most interesting farms in the area. We will discover Carnaroli rice and Artemide Black rice, a fragrant cross between the Venus Black and the Basmati rice. You will be engaged in cooking classes on rice and panissa, in the harvest of blueberries and berries. We will enter the world of the Sensory Analysis of Rice with Sommeliers of this cereal.


Cancellation policy: all bookings for the Artemide rice experience can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.

I am a licensed tour guide for the provinces of Vercelli, Novara and Pavia. I have a great passion for telling the story of my territory in its landscape, cultural and gastronomic aspects: these three provinces are, in fact, the territory where more than 60% of European rice is produced. Impossible not to fall in love with it!

After my degree in History of Art and Archaeology and the Master in Journalism and Communication, since 2008 I have been dealing with the cultural columns of Radio City The Radio of Eastern Piedmont, with guided tours between Piedmont and Lombardy for travellers of all ages, with the coordination of the activities of the multimedia Rice Museum of Casalbeltrame and with social media marketing for museums, monuments, accommodation facilities and cultural associations.

The Rice Museum of Casalbeltrame is not a classic ethnographic museum, but a multimedia museum. With audio and video effects, augmented reality, tactile experiences and an engaging narrative, travellers will be able to discover the history of paddy fields, how the fields were cultivated before mechanization and how rice cultivation has evolved to this day. A visit to the museum is a real journey through time, from season to season, discovering how paddy fields change from winter, spring, summer, to the harvest festival and November 11th, the Feast of San Martin. To accompany visitors, three guides: me in person, ready to answer your questions; one in voice, which tells in a poetic way what the “caminant”, the vagabond storyteller, saw in the countryside; and a technological guide, to deepen rice and its cultivation today with tablets and smartphones.

Not just museums: I will guide you to visit some of the most interesting farms in the area. We will discover Carnaroli rice and Artemide Black rice, a fragrant cross between the Venus Black and the Basmati rice. You will be engaged in cooking classes on rice and panissa, in the harvest of blueberries and berries. We will enter the world of the Sensory Analysis of Rice with Sommeliers of this cereal.

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