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Italian Recipes: Pasta with Tuscan Saffron

Tuscan Saffron Today on our weekly chapter of Italian Recipes we offer you to try authentic italian recipe of pasta with Tuscan saffron. Saffron is grown in small quantities but high quality in Italy where it is used in a number of regional dishes. Safranum originates from the Arabic word asfar (أَصْفَر‎), which means “yellow”. The brilliantly hued flowers bloom in October and range in colour from a light pastel shade of lilac to a darker and more striated mauve. Each flower yields three crimson pistils, which provide the red saffron. The harvest takes place over several weeks in October and November.

Week’s Place: Unesco World Heritage Sites in Tuscany

Italy counts 47 UNESCO World Heritage Sites within its borders, the most of any country on the World Heritage List. Tuscany is a place filled with history – so much history that UNESCO has declared six Tuscan localities World Heritage Sites.

Santa Maria del Fiore The historic center of Florence, 1982

This area attests to Florence’s history as a powerful merchant city in the Middle Ages and Renaissance as well as being an testament to the achievements in architecture and art in this region. Notable buildings in this site include the 13th century Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the Church of Santa Croce, the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. You can view works by masters like Donatello, Brunelleschi and Michelangelo in this center.