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Via Vittorio Veneto, 1 - C.P. 45

06062 Città della Pieve (Perugia)

Tel: +39 0578 299375

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The "Alberto Viganò" Consortium for the protection of the “The Saffron of Pietro Perugino – Pure string saffron from Città della Pieve” was begun in June of 2002 and constituted in order to safeguard the saffron of Città della Pieve”. Its aim is to distinguish, protect and promote the production and commercialization of saffron, safeguarding its qualities and particular characteristics.

There are 24 members of the Consortium whose production takes place in the denominated “Production zone”, and are those areas which have the correct homogenous and specific geological characteristics.

The members produce saffron in small land plots (the average size is 110 sq mt) and must follow the “Production Regulations” as specified by the Consortium. The Regulations specify cultivation and production techniques, paying particular attention to ecologically compatible practices, the characteristics of the product and the norms regulating its packaging. Only those who strictly follow the norms dictated by the Regulations may make use of the registered Consortium trademark.
The saffron is sold exclusively in string form to guarantee its authenticity.

The Consortium effects controls on the production, packaging and markleting phases to guarantee that the product bearing the trademark and seal of the Consortium and bought by the consumer is actually that which has been produced by the members of the production area.

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