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Thematic routes in Oltrepò Pavese

What are the thematic routes? The name suggests it! 

These are routes that contain various kinds of content, concerning the Oltrepò Pavese, united by a specific theme.
Each route, in addition to being characterized by the theme, is divided into distinct areas of interest where you can find, for example: information on local producers, insights on typical products (both food and non-food), places, such as museums, and much more.
The thematic route is to be understood in the metaphysical sense of the term since it includes content related to physical objects that can be visited (such as companies, museums, etc.) and cultural insights in various formats (text, video, virtual tour, etc.).

The purpose of this project is to make the reality of Oltrepò known in all its aspects and to make you live a unique experience discovering what it has to offer. From its food and wine tradition, dotted with typical and local specialties, many of which have obtained the Municipal Denomination mark, without forgetting the producers who supply the raw material from which they are born and contribute to the enhancement of the territory with their work. To its cultural side made up of museums that tell the story of this land and what it has given us, from its origins to the present day.
Tradition, typicality and history, precisely, are the keywords of this "journey" which will not only satisfy curiosity, but will also enrich the mind of each user.

Choose the theme that interests you most and click on one of the buttons of the areas of interest to set out to discover Oltrepò.

Honey

Honey

Among the many traditions of Oltrepò Pavese there is also that of honey. Honey became part of the history of the territory, initially that of Zavattarello, already in the nineteenth century thanks to Luigi Dal Verme and then, subsequently, spread to the surrounding areas.
There are many companies dedicated to its production, but not only, also of derivative products. With its unique flavor and excellent quality, Oltrepò honey is so important in the area that it has led to the creation of associations for its enhancement and a proposal for its appointment as a DOP.
Discover its history, where you can taste it at its best and visit the places where the ancient tools for processing are exhibited.

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Culture
Among museums, historic buildings and insights, discover the reality of the Oltrepò:
Music in Oltrepò

Music in Oltrepò

In an area rich in traditions and products such as Oltrepò, the musical aspect is not lacking. The Accordion of Stradella is the best known example of how a product of the territory, not tied to the earth, is known all over the world.

The Museum dedicated to it was born in 1997 with the aim of celebrating its origins and always remembering an important piece of history for Oltrepò Pavese, as well as being a way to introduce a particular musical instrument to all those who are passionate of music and who love to rediscover the territory in all its forms and facets.

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Saffron: the golden spice

Saffron: the golden spice

Among the green hills, during the autumn flowering, it is also possible to see the lilac of the saffron flowers, a highly valuable crop that has now been rediscovered in the Oltrepò Pavese.
Our territory, thanks to the environment and favorable climate, is excellent for its cultivation and fits perfectly with the local culinary tradition. Its stigmas, in fact, give an original and, at the same time, pleasant flavor to the delicacies of our table, also giving a beneficial effect to our body.

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The De. Co. and the typical products of the area

The De. Co. and the typical products of the area

Each territory can boast numerous typical and traditional products that are unique in their kind, in fact, there are some of them which have been given the appointment of "Municipal Denomination".
The mark De.Co. was born from a law, more precisely the Law n. 142 and is also a source of pride for many Municipalities in the Oltrepò Pavese area. It certifies that a specific product, food or artisanal, but also a specific recipe, are considered original and typical of the place.
There are many delicacies that boast this recognition, helping to enhance the places they come from and to guarantee their historical and cultural link with the territory. The "Miccone" of Stradella, the "Malfatti" of Fortunago, the potato of Brallo and the "Mundiöla" of Montesegale are just some of the examples of De.Co. that belong to and characterize the Oltrepò.
Discover other traditional products and which ones have this mark, where to find them and, in many cases, where to taste them.