The agriturismo produces extremely pure saffron that has been cultivated in San Gimignano since 1100.
Roberto Fanciullini - the owner of the farmhouse - will lead you in the discovery of Saffron spice, or Crocus Sativus L. its Latin name.
The saffron is an autumn crocus, and its splendid lilac flowers can only be seen starting from mid-October for about 20 days.
However, Roberto will tell you about its history, the legends, the importance of this beautiful flower for the economy of San Gimignano in the Middle Ages, and also about the cultivation technique.
Taste the saffron in our restaurant
Later, in our restaurant called "Zafferano”(Saffron), the Chef Saverio Fanciullini will turn the saffron into excellent dishes, which can be tasted both during a complete lunch or dinner (from appetizers to desserts).
45€/person Saffron Tour + Lunch / Dinner