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TERRA MADRE SALONE DEL GUSTO 2018, DISCOVERING PIEDMONT

VERBANIA CUSIO OSSOLA

 

 

WEEKEND DISCOVERING THE TREASURES OF LAGO MAGGIORE

 

 

THE KING OF THE PIEDMONTESE LAKES AND ITS

ISLANDS, CITRUS , OLIVE OIL AND SAFFRON 

 

PRODOTTO TUTELATO SLOW FOOD – CITRUS FRUITS OF CANNERO RIVIERA

ITINERARY CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH  SLOW FOOD

 BOTANIC GARDENS AND BORROMEE ISLANDS

Leaving from Turin, meeting point at Salone del Gusto Piazza

 

Arrival in Verbania  on the shore of Lago Maggiore for a guided tour of the famous Botanic gardens of Villa Taranto.

 

Visit of the Museo del Paesaggio in Pallanza

 

 

Lunch at Villa Olimpia, Slow Food headquarters of the Verbania Convivium, tasting menu with recipes from the lake 100% local food.

 

Boat tour of the lake, and arrival to Isola Bella, for a visit of the Palace, a treasure of baroque art treasure suspended on the water, and its unmissable Giardino all’italiana, rich in the famous citrus trees of the lake; A beautiful sight to behold thanks to recurring blooms and priceless art treasures merged in harmony

Transformed from rough rock to flower garden, today the island appears as a vessel floating on the blue waters of the Lake.

 

Following there will be a visit the characteristic Isola dei Pescatori, the most picturesque of the Borromee islands, and the only one to be permanently inhabited.

The small ancient village is characterized by narrow small alleys and by colored houses with their long balconies devoted to drying fish.

CANNERO RIVIERA AND OVERNIGHT  ON THE LAKE SHORE

Transfer to Cannero Riviera, a mediaeval village facing the lake shore for Dinner and

overnight stay in a beautiful Relais, with an incredible citrus garden, owned by an active Slow Food member.

 

Thanks to a natural inlet, Cannero has a very mild climate that favors the growth of a Mediterranean vegetation with citrus trees, palms, olive trees;

during spring season the great bloom turns the village into a flowered balcony facing the lake.

 

 

Dinner will be a tasting menu based on lake specialties and followed by a video about the citrus of the lake by the Slow Food Convivium, explaining the and rare presidium product.

THE LAKE GOLD: CITRUS FRUITS AND SAFFRON

Breakfast and check out

Visit to the Citrus Park of Cannero Riviera and to a private garden to see its exceptional biodiversity.

Circumnavigation with a solar powered raft of the Rocca Vitaliana, known also as the Castelli di Cannero , which once was the citrus fruit garden of the Borromeo princes.

 

Transfer to Verbania Cavandone and lunch at the Circolo SOMS of Cavandone

Tasting menu including the other gold treasure of the lake, risotto with saffron, cultivateed locally under an experimental cultivation

 

You will meet Saffron farmers and producers of the lake in Cavandone.

Finally a wine tasting.

 

 

Return to Turin in the evening

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