The magic of the Calizzano woods
Our artisanal workshop can be found in the picturesque town of Calizzano, immersed in the beautiful ancient chestnut and beech woods, just 30 minutes from the Ligurian coast.
In Calizzano over a hundred years ago methods for preserving mushrooms started to be used, especially with the prized porcini mushroom that here has found an ecosystem that is very favorable to its growth. The woods are historically a resource for the local community, that for thousands of years has extracted wood, natural products such as mushrooms and also chestnuts which are preserved by drying them in the traditional “tecci”, small ancient stone constructions that can still be found on the edges of the chestnut woods.
The valley is also an ideal place traditionally for growing potatoes, maize, vegetables and small red fruits in particular blueberries but saffron has also found a favorable climate and terrain here.