The cultivation of saffron returned to Città della Pieve in the 1970s, when the agronomist Viganò planted some bulbs he had brought back from Spain on his land. Others, fascinated by the results, followed his example.
In 2002, the consortium Il Croco di Pietro Perugino – Zafferano di Cittá della Pieve came about as a collaboration between the City of Città della Pieve, the Comunità Montana Monti del Trasimeno and the Agriculture Department of the University of Perugia, along with the GAL Trasimeno Orvietano, Slow Food – Condotta Trasimeno and the Associazioni di Categoria. Its aim is to make sure production standards comply with established quality regulations, as well as marketing the saffron produced by its members.
The consortium currently has some thirty members in the Trasimeno area, growers from Città della Pieve to Montegabbione, Paciano, Panicale and Monteleone d’Orvieto.
Info: Centro di Accoglienza Turistica
‘La Rocca’ Centro storico
Città della Pieve