Parco San Marco Products

At the heart of the healthy cuisine of Parco San Marco there´s a meticulous research for organic, local and fresh seasonal products of the best quality.

In particular, fruits, vegetables and dairy products are sourced, when possible, among local farms. Even our aromatic herbs are gathered for us in the valleys of Lake Lugano.

All these products are passionately crafted for our Resort, in respect of biodiversity.

Pasta Parco San Marco

Parco San Marco’s Pasta is wholly made from the flour of ancient grains harvested near Morgantina, a village in the southeast of Sicily on the field that the Parco San Marco has adopted. There, the fields are tilled under the supervision of Giuseppe Li Rosi, who has created the project “Terre Frumentarie” with the objective of conserving the natural Mediterranean diversity of the ancient types of grain. 

Among the crops used in the making of Pasta Parco San Marco are the varieties Senatore Cappelli, Margherito and Strazzavisazzi (also called Perciasacchi). They are grown without any addition of herbicides or chemicals. Our wheat is easier to digest than the wheat used in conventional commercial pasta. It contains more healthy nutrients such as proteins and destructured gluten. Our pasta made from semolina contains up to 70% less gluten than the ordinary industrial pasta.

Our Pasta is hand-made on the Damigella farm according to ancient Italian traditions and with consideration for the biodiversity of the region and the grain varieties. The stone-ground grains, the careful and slow processing through a bronze die gives the pasta the right, slightly rough consistency and the right colour. The pasta is gradually dried on wooden frames. 

Parco San Marco’s Pasta has an intense taste which reminds us of the traditional Italian pasta, the homemade pasta of our grandmothers, happily eaten together around one big table.

It is possible to buy the Parco San Marco Pasta directly at the front desk.

Extra Vergine olive oil

At the certified bio-farm the oil is made from their own hand picked olives. Iannarilli Ferruccio is a passionate farmer and determined  to achieve a pure, perfect product. Modern growing techniques and careful, painstaking processing make for an excellent quality product.

What distinguishes this top-quality organic oil from customary olive oil is its light green colour and its intense, distinct aroma.

Honey of the Parco San Marco: liquid gold

Our honey is a 100% natural product of nomadic bee-keeping. The useful animals busily collect pollen from field flowers and trees. A difference is made between the flowers of the low mountain and the high mountain range, such as the Val Cavargna alp in lofty height. Pollen of wild mountain flowers is particularly pure. This extra pureness is the base for first class quality honey.

Our buffet offers five different honey varieties:

  • Acacia honey – characterized by a light golden colour
  • Lime-tree honey: clear and aromatic flavour
  • Flower honey: tends to be a honey-like yellow colour
  • Chestnut honey: aromatic and complex flavours, typically dark amber colour
  • Honeydew honey: is obtained from the nectar on the leaves/, dark colour and mineral taste

Besides honey the apiary also produces the nutritious Royal Jelly and bee pollen. Both are completely natural important food supplements. The pollen is formed into little balls and dried. It can be conserved in glass jars. Its flavour unfolds perfectly when a teaspoon of pollen is mixed with yogurt.

The honey is harvested from May until end of August. In this timespan beekeeper Marco Ruga collects up to 10 tons of honey. One beehive can produce as much as 25 to 30 kilograms of honey.

Sweeten your stay at the Parco San Marco Lifestyle Beach Resort:

Taste our excellent honey! The liquid gold is available at reception.