Piedmont
Destination
7 hours
Duration
Ita-Eng+
Language
2+
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Venus black rice and Artemide black rice

A day to discover the excellence of Italian Black Rice. Visit with the guide the Rice Museum in Casalbeltrame. Get to know the farm that produces Artemide black rice and take part in the fun rice handling workshop. Have lunch at the farm with a tasting menu based on black rice and its derivatives. End the day at the farm that produces black Venus rice.


What you’ll do

  • Discover the history of Italian black rice in the Rice Museum with the guide
  • Visit the farm that produces Artemide black rice
  • Take part in the black and white rice handling workshop
  • Learn about black rice at the table with a tasting menu (starters, main courses and dessert)
  • Visit the black Venus rice farm

 Group Tour: 2+ people

Price per person: € 160


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What to expect

In Casalbeltrame near Novara, we will visit the Multimedia Museum of Rice, a gem in the heart of the rice fields, in a farmhouse that was once a farm and is now a cultural centre (10 a.m.).

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

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

During the farm tour, we will participate in a workshop on handling black and white rice. We will touch it, compare it with other varieties of rice and learn to appreciate its differences and defects. With a tasting menu of black rice and its derivatives (starters, main courses and dessert), we will learn about black rice at the table (1 p.m.).

After lunch (3 p.m.), we will continue with a walk through the rice fields (about 2 km) to reach and end our day with a visit to the farm where the famous Venus rice was created.

At the end of both farm visits, 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 7 hours
Start time 10 a.m.
Language Italian, English and French
Important information
  • We suggest that you wear comfortable clothing for the Venus rice and Artemide rice experience.
  • Please report any intolerances, allergies and other dietary requirements in good time.
What’s included
Admission & Guided Tour in the Rice Museum
Guided Tour in the Artemide black rice farm
Workshop on rice handling
Tasting menu
Guided Tour in the black Venus rice farm
What’s not included
Transport
Extra drinks

Price per person: € 160 – 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 black Venus rice 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 Venus 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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