Piedmont
Destination
3 hours
Duration
Ita-Eng+
Language
1+
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Artemide Black Rice

A morning dedicated to the discovery of the Artemide Black Rice.

In Casalbeltrame in the province of Novara, we will visit the multimedia Rice Museum which tells, with audio, video and installations, the world of Italian paddy fields yesterday and today (10 a.m.).

Later (11.30 a.m.), we will move to the only farm that produces the Artemide Black rice.

This variety is a very fragrant cross between the Venus black rice and the Basmati rice. It is a wholegrain, aromatic, black rice. It has got an intense and pleasant aroma, with elongated grains. Given its close relationship with Venus rice, Artemide black rice is rich in iron and silicon – with silicon being very important for its antioxidant properties. Artemide rice is excellent when cooked with cheese, fish, vegetables and mushrooms.

During the visit, we will touch this rice variety, comparing it with other rice varieties, placing it in the centenary history of the family of farmers who has been cultivating these lands and has decided to create a museum to tell their story.

We will participate in a workshop on the handling of black and white rice in order to understand these varieties, their differences and defects. You will be able to buy the types of rice and rice flour that you prefer.


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.

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
What’s included
Visit to the Artemide black rice farm Visit to the Rice Museum
Workshop on rice handling
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: € 74,00

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

What to remember: the Expert will respond within 24 hours. No amount will be charged to the card.

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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