The manna, precious sap of the ash trees with many beneficial properties, is still harvested every summer in the country near Castelbuono. This tradition has now disappeared in the rest of South Italy. It survives here thanks to the efforts of a few passionate people.
You will meet Mario, a young manna producer, in one of the ash tree groves he deals with. He will show you all the steps of the extraction process. He will also explain what the manna is used for, in particular in natural medicine but also in cosmetics and pastry.
During the visit, participants will taste fresh manna directly from the tree. If they wish, they will be able to experience a special beauty mask with manna.
- those interested in local traditions
- those who use natural products
- families with children
For visits during the rest of the year, please contact us.
About 1 hour
What to bring:
Territories of Castelbuono and Pollina (Province of Palermo).
You will be provided with a map indicating the meeting point when you book.
In the morning or in the afternoon, according to the producer's availability.
5 € */ person
Children: free until 14 years old
Groups: please contact us
* This price is applicable during the harvest period. Prices are available on request during the rest of the year. Discounts for groups.
The price includes: the visit with a manna producer (English, Italian, French, Spanish), tasting of manna.
Not included: transfer to the ash tree grove