Grand Hotel Don Juan

Lungomare Zara, 97, Giulianova, Abruzzo, 64021, Italy | 4 star hotel
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The Saffron Farm

A travel blog entry by alice-patrick

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... 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 ...

Churches and a City Fair

A travel blog entry by chipnputt

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... Each of the plazas had different types of vendors selling their goods. There were clothing, fresh fruits and veggies, leather products, and regional food stands.

Tonight we attended a Catholic mass for commemoration of the dead. Tomorrow will be the All Saints Day Services and a National Holiday that is somewhat like Thanksgiving in our country. A family gathering ...

Ascoli Piceno

A travel blog entry by chipnputt

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... for awhile. Found the 43 parallel along the way in Grottomare. It is the perfect location time wise with 9 hours of sunlight in the winter and 15 hours of sunlight in the summer.

We decided to be adventurous and not use the navigation system for bit. We found a Medieval hilltop town called Torre di Palme. It was extremely tiny but very nice to walk through. We even popped into a small church there ...

Saffron Farm - Week Two

A travel blog entry by alice-patrick

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... 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 ...

Saffron Farm - Week One

A travel blog entry by alice-patrick

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... 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 ...

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This 4 star hotel is located on Lungomare Zara, 97, Giulianova.
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