Meet a Manna Producer in the Madonie

Manna Experience
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Manna Experience
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  • Duration:Approximately 90 minutes
  • Difficulty level:Easy - the first 100m of the trail is quite steep
  • When:All year long - harvest period is in July & August
  • Price:From €20 per adult

Madonie Manna Tour

Embark on an educational tour to learn about manna and how it is produced in the Madonie Regional Park.

What is Manna?

Manna is precious sap of the ash trees found in the Madonie Regional Park. The production of manna is a tradition that goes back many centuries. Manna has many beneficial properties and is still harvested every summer in the groves near Castelbuono. This tradition has now disappeared in the rest of South Italy. Manna production survives here thanks to the efforts of a few passionate people.

As well as learning about manna, you will also have the opportunity to taste some freshly tapped manna. If you have any questions about this tour, please get in touch.

Meet a Manna Producer

On this manna tour in the Madonie, you will meet Mario in one of the ash tree groves where he produces manna. He will show you each step of the extraction process and explain what the manna is used for. Manna is especially useful in natural medicine but it is also used in cosmetics and pastry. You will learn all the details on the tour. During the visit, participants will also have the opportunity to taste manna.

This is a short experience (90 minutes); if you’d like a longer experience where you explore even more of the Madonie Regional Park, we recommend our Traditional Sicilian Country Tour as it offers a guided tour of local wild edibles and medicinal plants, including a manna tasting.

Where and when to meet?

Meet the producer on his land located a few kilometres from Castelbuono. If you aren’t sure where this is, don’t worry, as you will be provided with a map indicating the meeting point when you book. You can always contact us to ask for more information. The meeting time can vary according to the producer’s availability. Each guest will then reach the starting point of the trail in their own vehicle. We do not drive you there.

What's Included

  • The visit with a manna producer who is also a nature guide and a member of AIGAE (Associazione Italiana Guide Ambientali Escursionistiche)Language options include Italian, English, French, and Spanish
  • Tasting of manna

Optional Extras

  • Transport from the meeting point to the manna farm - participants must have a car. If you don't have one, please contact us and we will try to arrange transportation for you.

What to Bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Clothes suitable to the weather conditions (e.g. summer hat, sunglasses, etc.)

Ideal for

  • Those interested in local traditions
  • Anyone who prefers to use natural products
  • Families with younger childrenAn excellent companion to our Family Excursion in Madonie Natural Park

Prices

Small groups; maximum 10 participants

Adults: 20€ (minimum 2 adults)

Children (6-16 years old): 10€

Children (0-5 years): free

Private excursion extra fee: 20€

For the price of groups (from 4 to 10 people) or private groups, please contact us directly.

Want to enjoy even more of the Madonie National Park? We offer a 15% discount on the second excursion! You will find a discount code in the first booking confirmation email. Take a look at our entire range of Tours and Excursions in the Madonie Mountains.

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