Weekend in Recanati to discover saffron!
Come and spend a weekend in Recanati, which is not only the birthplace of poet Giacomo Leopardi, but has many other stories to tell. Immerse yourself in the world of saffron on the hills of Le Marche, with Andrea, a young and versatile farmer.
Private Tour: 2 people – duration 3 days / 2 nights
Price per person: € 210
|Where||Recanati, Le Marche|
|When||All year round|
|Included||Nature, Culture, Food & Wine, History, Unique encounters|
|Not included||Transport to and from the destination|
Day 1: Recanati
Arrival at the hotel in Recanati in the early afternoon. You will meet the tour guide at the Orto de L’infinito. The tour inside the garden is enriched by an evocative multimedia introduction that will immerse you in the atmosphere of the place, before going out into the open air, in the garden, and enjoying the panorama that opens up to the “Monti Azzurri”.
At the end of the visit, the guide will take you through the town, telling you anecdotes and curiosities about the places encountered along the way. The route continues to discover some of Leopardi’s places, but not before climbing to the top of the Torre Civica to enjoy a splendid view over the city! The guided walk ends in front of Casa Leopardi. Dinner on your own.
Included: Guided tour of Recanati, entrance and visit to L’infinito Garden, accommodation in B&B, breakfast
Day 2: Discovering saffron in the Marche region
After breakfast, we meet at Andrea’s house early in the morning. After a coffee, everyone moves to the saffron field to pick the flowers! Once the baskets have been filled, we move into the house for the activity of trimming, which involves extracting the red saffron stigmas from the flowers. Once all the red gold has been extracted from the flowers, it’s time to dry them! You will enjoy the snack with saffron jam. You will learn more about the culinary uses of saffron. Lunch is on your own. In the mid-afternoon, visit the museum of emigration from Le Marche.
Off-season: far from the harvesting period (October and November), the morning will be dedicated to cooking class with lunch! Souvenir: small recipe booklet.
Included: Saffron harvesting experience (October and November) or cookery lesson and lunch (in different periods)
Day 3: Goodbye in Le Marche
There is still time for some sightseeing around Recanati! Let yourself be inspired by our suggestions to organise visits on your own before returning home.
|Accommodation facility (2 nights) with B&B treatment (breakfast included)|
|Guided tour of Recanati|
|Entrance to the “Orto de L’Infinito”|
|Saffron harvest & production experience or the cooking class (if your visit falls in a period when the harvesting of flowers is not going on)|
|Saffron jar (or a small book of saffron recipes if your visit falls in a period when the harvesting of flowers is not going on)|
|What’s not included:|
|Transportation from and from the destination & transportation inside the destination|
|Unique ticket for all Recanati museums (€9,5 per person)|
|Anything not included under “what’s included”|
Price per person: € 210 – min. 2 people
Ready to go?
Payments: 100% at the time of booking
- 30% fee if the cancellation is made at least 30 days prior to departure
- 100% fee if the cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to departure
We recommend to subscribe an insurance policy that covers any penalties in case of cancellation of your weekend in Recanati. Read the Terms and Conditions of Italia Delight (art. 11).
- Accommodation facility (2 nights) with B&B treatment – breakfast included
- Guided tour of Recanati
- Entrance to the “Orto de L’Infinito”
- Saffron harvest & production experience or the cooking class (if your visit falls in a period when the harvesting of flowers is not going on)
- Saffron jar or a small book of saffron recipes (if your visit falls in a period when the harvesting of flowers is not going on)
What’s not included:
- Transportation from and from the destination & transportation inside the destination
- Unique ticket for all Recanati museums (9,5 € per person)
- Anything not included under “what’s included”
Price per person: € 210 – min. 2 people
To send a trip enquiry, contact the local Expert who organises this trip
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