The Navelli plateau, 700 meters above the sea, is located in Abruzzo, in the province of L'Aquila. It is placed at the border between the sub-hill or sea side and the internal mountain side. This particular location gives it a unique microclimate.
In fact, the Maiella and Gran Sasso-Laga mountain chains partially block the eastern humid winds, while the Simbruini and Matese mountain chain blocks the western winds, allowing the channeling of warm air that mitigates the plateau climate.
For this reason the summers are dry but not dry and the springs are rainy but not too cold.
The soil is percolable and of karstic nature, poor in surface waters, particularly rich in minerals with a slope that prevents the stagnation of water and humidity.
Saffron bulbs sown in the L'Aquila plateau thus found the ideal conditions to give a delicate taste to the palate and smell, a unique balance of aromas that make it the most precious spice and sought after by the best chefs in the world.