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Travel Blogs from Pineto
... Year a little late, but better late then never!
Back to the saffron, after breakfast we go to the lab and start removing the stigmas from the flowers. There are three of them per flower and they are the saffron. The key is to pinch off the stigmas where they turn a bright red, the yellow and orange portion of the stigma is not needed. The red is what makes the saffron the highest quality there is. This causes our fingers to rapidly become a lovely shade ...
... were disappointed that the service had no music at all. Still quite interesting.
The regional food fair was interesting too. Lots of cheese, meats, candies, and canned vegetables We found the Giant Olive booth to be funny as they were deep frying the giant olives stuffed with tuna in there.
Traveling to Sulmona tomorrow.
Rich & Kara
... a peek at the architecture and art. The view of the sea from the top of the town was great.
Back at in Ascoli Piceno was walked up to the Fortress Maltatesa and just around the old town. It is old and it is a university city. What we have found in the university cities is that there is an inordinate amount of graffiti throughout the town. It is very unfortunate to see these great old ...
... breakfast of porridge and fresh fruit with honey. At about 10:30 am each morning we break for a coffee or tea. Lunch at 1:30 p.m. is the main meal of the day. Often we eat a saffron infused recipe or a pair of volunteers will create a meal with whatever is on hand. It is always good food and very seldom are there leftovers. Everyone is always hungry. After lunch we break for an hour or more, then work for two more hours, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Like the first week ...
... are a fury of activity with over 15 people around the table. At one end of the table most of the people are speaking Dutch. At the other end, English is being spoken with a variety of accents. Mealtimes are a hoot. The sound is a jumble of words, laughs, slang in 6 languages and the like. You don't have to understand everything, just go with the flow. It's ...
Other places to stay in Pineto
Via Francia 1, Pineto | 3 star hotelfrom $75
Lungomare dei Pini, Pineto | 3 star hotelfrom $78
Via XXV Aprile, Pineto | 3 star hotelfrom $93
Via Morandi, 2 Borgo S.Maria, Pineto | Hotelfrom $53
Via Roma 56, Pineto | 3 star hotelfrom $52
Via Respighi 24, Pineto | Hotelfrom $60
Via Romania 2, Pineto | Hotelfrom $60