Residence Torre Del Mar

Via Turati, 1, Alba Adriatica, Abruzzo, 64011, Italy | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Alba Adriatica

The Saffron Farm

A travel blog entry by alice-patrick

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It's 6:15 am and the alarm goes off, insisting we wake up, it's time to go to work. Saffron is the boss around here and it will not wait. The best time to pick the tiny purple flower is first thing in the morning when it is closed up tight, like an umbrella just waiting to be unfurled.

Saffron is particular about the weather, the days can't get too hot and the nights have to be just the right temperature. The first few days at the farm the harvest was only 50 to ...

Churches and a City Fair

A travel blog entry by chipnputt

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Happy Halloween! We did find a little Halloween over here tonight. Trick or Treat youngsters go from store to store. If a store has a pumpkin or candle or Halloween decorations then the kids go in and get treats. No wild costumes....very simple and conservative.

Today we just kicked back and took it easy. We walked into the city a couple of times as there was a fair ...

Ascoli Piceno

A travel blog entry by chipnputt

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Blessings to you all! Thanks everyone for the comments we really appreciate them!!!!
We are now in Ascoli Piceno, It is an interesting place with distinctive old and new cities. We are at a nice little BnB just outside the old city wall right along the river. As we were walking to our car this morning we found the old Roman clothes washing area. We drove down to the Adriatic Sea and walked along ...

Saffron Farm - Week Two

A travel blog entry by alice-patrick

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Never a dull moment. There is always something to do or that needs to be done here in the saffron farm. Every day is different. Our schedule is determined by "the flowers" . On a busy day we might pick more than 6000 flowers. On the slower day, we might pick 400 or 500 flowers. There are always two harvests of the flowers each day; one at 6:15 am as the sun is just peaking over the tops of the hills, another harvest some time after lunch. After the first picking, we ...

Saffron Farm - Week One

A travel blog entry by alice-patrick

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We are hear in Rotella, Marche Region of Italy for three weeks. So far we have spent a week experiencing the saffron farm owned by Casper and Anne. It's a wonderful experience. Unlike our last Workaway, where we were the only volunteers, there are about 10 other volunteers. We are sharing daily task with folks from the UK, Australia, Germany, Ireland, US and ...

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This 4 star hotel is located on Via Turati, 1, Alba Adriatica.
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