Sardinia is the leading Italian region for the production of saffron, the expensive spice also named "red gold”. The main Sardinian producing town is San Gavino Monreale, which is also my native place, where I’ve spent my infancy and adolescence. I’ve attended many times the long and fascinating preparation of saffron. In November, you can’t miss the wonderful country side, covered in tiny purple flowers! Saffron has an incredible one of a kind aroma, and can give flavour to many dishes, from pasta, mains, sweets and liquors. In 2009 the towns of San Gavino, Turri and Villanovafranca got the important DOP denomination for saffron production. If you wish to discover all the secrets about saffron, you have to come to the Saffron Festival – San Gavino – November.