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3 Days Saffron Culinary Holidays in Puglia, Italy

Culinary Vacations in Italy

Join an amazing journey where you will discover a precious spice: the saffron, which is called the most precious flower in the world. Just at the time of their heyday, you can follow the process of buffing the flower, drying it, and conserving it. Additionally, you will have the chance to taste an entire meal prepared using saffron, from appetizer to dessert. This will certainly be a delicious experience!


  • Tasting of Passionata
  • Practical lab with a straw oven
  • Guided tour of the ancient town of Troy
  • Join a visit to an agricultural saffron company
  • Experiential lunch and a typical dinner
  • Enjoy delicious breakfasts every day
  • Local guide for the entire tour
  • 2 nights accommodation


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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You will be accommodated in a double room in a building within Troy village.


Your journey will start in the ancient town of Troy. Autumn in this part of Puglia is really special, as it is the perfect season to discover saffron, called the most precious flower in the world. You will experience the process of buffing, drying, and conserving the precious spice.

During this culinary holiday, you will have a chance to try the delicious creations of a chef, who will use the saffron in a variety of dishes that go from appetizers to desserts. Also, you will be involved in a workshop where you will learn about the production of bread with ancient origins and use a special oven, which will be lit for the occasion.

There will be a visit to the village of Troy, which will provide a path to discover the beauty and historical architecture of the city. Walking through the streets of Troy will be like going back in its ancient past and the tour will come to a sweet ending with tasting of Passionata.

Day 1 - Friday, October 27

  • Arrival in Troy
  • Check into the village
  • Enjoy a typical Apulian dinner

Day 2 - Saturday, October 28

  • Breakfast
  • Guided tour of Troy and tasting of Passionata
  • Depart for a practical workshop in Orsara di Puglia, where you will use a straw oven
  • Lunch
  • Return to Troy in the afternoon to spend the night

Day 3 - Sunday, October 29

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Deliceto, where saffron is grown
  • Visit to a saffron farm
  • Follow the flower's buffing, drying, and storage processes
  • Lunch at Ballaro Restaurant, where the chef will transform saffron into a full lunch
  • Departure

Included excursions

  • Tour of the village of Troy
  • Visit to a saffron farm
  • Visit to Orsara di Puglia for a practical workshop


This culinary holiday will take place in Puglia, Italy.


Daily breakfast, one lunch after the practical workshop, one experiential lunch, and one typical dinner are included in the package.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 1 experiential lunch
  • 1 guided tour of Troy
  • 1 practical bread-making workshop
  • 1 typical dinner
  • 1 visit to a saffron farm
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Tasting of Passionata

What's not included

  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Drinks during the experiential lunch
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Naples International Airport (NAP). It Exists recommends renting a car once you arrive at the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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