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Authentic Flower Tradition in the Italian Riviera

An experience which will bring you back to discover the scents, sensations and memories of past times. The main protagonist of the all experience are the flowers that were at the base of the commercial activity of this area of Liguria.

You’ll discover the traditional history of the lavender that grew spontaneously on the hills of this area, how it was picked by the locals and distilled in the fields by a hard work.

The lavender tradition today is still maintained alive by the locals of this small hidden village in the hinterland of the Italian Riviera who gathered their family ancient tools and the knowledge passed down by their grandfathers.

Producers will welcome you in their village and you’ll hear about the passion for lavender and the story of their patient work. You’ll learn the ancient use of this precious flower from the distillation of essential oils and liquors to the preparation of scented soaps till the ancient cooking with herbs and flowers which can end with a special lunch prepared with seasonal flowers.

But the experience does not end! In fact, you’ll reach another village whose history is linked to the orange blossom.

You’ll meet the last family of the village which has maintained alive the ancient tradition of the distillation of orange blossom water that is a Slow Food Presidia.

Here you’ll take a walk in their garden where Pietro and his family still pick the flowers by hands. He will show you the distillation process and tell you the story of this ancient job.

Other Things You Can Do in Riviera dei Fiori

Oil Tasting in the Italian Riviera

Meet a famous ligurian olive oil producer who will introduce to the olive oil production and visit his family oil mill

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Wine Tasting in The Castle in the West Riviera

An authentic wine tour on the western part of Liguria.

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