Saffron, the red gold of Sardinia.

YiS Team: Veronica Pileri

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Saffron, the red gold of Sardinia.


A farming and pastoral town in the centre of the Marmilla, in an area that offers amazing colours – from the intense green of the fields to the deep hues of the earth – with every season. Turri has an historic centre with courtyard houses and well-preserved wooden gateways. The farmers grow cereals, legumes and leafy greens, and they make wine, olive oil, cheese and, above all, grow and process saffron, the star of a celebrated festivity that takes place on the second Sunday of November. You can go tour the flowering fields, watch them process the saffron and then sample the traditional dishes.


A small town famous for the su Mulinu archaeological complex, which features a large monolithic altar that is the faithful replica of a nuraghe. The museum houses the relics found at the site. This rural town makes wine and grows grain, olives, almonds and saffron, to which a festivity is dedicated every November during which you can enjoy some delicious recipes and even tasty saffron ice cream.

San Gavino Monreale

A major town in the heart of the Medio Campidano region known for its industrial archaeology, a foundry, the sa Moba sarda ethnographic museum and a very colourful and lively carnival festival. San Gavino has always been a farming town, with extensive fields of saffron plants already in the mid-XV century. It is Sardinia’s main producer of ‘red gold’ and in November the town holds a festival that is not to be missed.

Sardegna Turismo
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