You will arrive in Recanati, a village very rich in history surrounded by the gentle hills of Marche region.

During this trip you will meet Andrea, a very young, enthusiastic and multifaceted farmer who will get you to know all the secrets of saffron cultivation.
You will also visit Recanati, the village where the famous poet Giacomo Leopardi was born and lived which has many other histories to tell.

All year round
This travel is available from mid-October to mid-November, but in the rest of the year it is possible to replace the saffron harvest experience with a culinary experience based on saffron.

your souvenir

- A saffron jar or a booklet of recipes with saffron


2 days e 1 night


You will be hosted in a little facility run with passion by Edoardo and his sister Beatrice.
It’s a house in the countryside with a garden and a panoramic swimming pool outside. Three rooms and several services: parking, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, air conditioning, room fridge, wi-fi and the possibility to use a shared kitchen.
Breakfast is included.

travel journal

day 1

Your first afternoon in Recanati will start from the discovery of the village
We suggest you to visit the “Orto sul colle de L’Infinito” the place which inspired the famous poem of Giacomo Leopardi: L’Infinito.
Here you will meet your guide for a guided tour of the village.
The visit starts with a very evocative multimedia introduction that will immerse you in the atmosphere of this place (available in Italian and English).
At the end you will go out in the Orto where, together with Gaia, you will be surrounded by a breathtaking panorama towards the Sibillini mountains.
Later, Gaia will accompany you around the village, guiding you from a place to another telling you histories and anecdotes about Recanati.
You will arrive to the civic tower and rise to the top!
The walking tour will end in front of “Casa Leopardi” the dwelling of Giacomo Leopardi.

day 2

On this day, you will have to wake up early!
After a rich breakfast prepared by Edoardo and Beatrice, it will be time to leave towards Andrea’s farm.
Here you will immerse yourself in the world of saffron, dedicating yourself to harvesting and skimming to extract the red gold!


The experience ends with a rich snack to taste saffron in many dishes!
before departure we suggest you to visit the Marche emigration museum in Recanati.
Recently renovated it is the best way to get to know the Italian rural society of the recent past.

Beyond the harvest period...

if you want to come and discover saffron far from the harvesting period (October and November), the morning will be dedicated to saffron uses in the kitchen!
Andrea and his mother Mirella will talk to you about the different ways of using saffron and you will try your hand at preparing some dishes from the famous risotto “al salto” rice and delicious sweets. The morning will end at the table with your own saffron lunch!
And the experience doesn’t end here: you’ll take a small booklet of recipes with you as a souvenir, so you can share those dishes with your friends and family!

PRICE: from 190 € per person

the fee includes:

• Accommodation facility (1 night) in B&B basis (breakfast included)
• Guided tour of Recanati
• Entrance to the the museums of Recanati (except from "casa Leopardi" and "L'orto de l'Infinito"
• Saffron harvesting experience or cooking class with saffron recipes
• Saffron jar or a booklet of recipes

the fee does not include:

• Transportation from and to the destination
• Transportation inside the destination
• Extras and everything that is not described in the section "The fee includes"

It is possible to organize the trip for groups. Please, do not hesitate to ask for a quote when you know the group size.
The program is adaptable in each part and you can add or reduce services.

The price is calculated on 2 participants.
It is possible to request a price for larger groups.

Contact us if you need more information.



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