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e-borghi travel 8, Taste and villages: Città della Pieve: red as gold, precious as flowers

There’s always a reason to visit Città della Pieve, but there’s a very particular one in Autumn, a very special, perfumed, coloured reason. It’s something that has been used for centuries not in the kitchens only. It’s the saffron and this city of Umbria always celebrates it at its best by organizing an event that lasts for three days that is called “Zafferiamo” that will be held on the 19th, the 20th, the 25th and the 27th October this year. “Zafferiamo” aims at celebrating this precious product from the soil that is a pride for this city and it’s also a good source of revenue (the producers from the 15 districts that make the “Croco di Pietro Perugino – the Saffron from Città della Pieve” are gathered in an Association that guarantees its origin and its quality) and also one of the foundations of the history and the culture of this area. The festival is focused on all the different facets of this product starting with the cuisine, actually the tasty moments won’t be missing thanks to its perfume of hay and iodoform, as the experts say, due to the molecules of picrocrocin and safranal that are contained in the pollen of the crocus sativus, the flower from which the saffron is obtained. Restaurants will prepare some dedicated menus on this occasion.
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