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Monthly Archives: February 2014

The chestnut trees of the Cimini hills and their fight for survival

The chestnut tree (Castanea spp) has been growing on the Cimini hills (a range of densely wooded volcanic hills some 56 km north west of Rome) for thousands of years. It is thought that the Greeks introduced this long-lived, slow growing tree,… (more…)

Evangelina Mascardi

“I play the lute, theorbo, vihuela and the guitar. In theory I am involved in Renaissance and Baroque music but in fact my true project is to reconstruct a sincere musical dialogue free from historical definition, a pure channel where… (more…)

Roberta Minella and the short distribution channel

Roberta Minella, together with her brother Marco, farms 8 ha of land inherited from their parents, just outside Vignanello (VT). They are both passionate about their farm. “Our aim is very simple” says Roberta “we want to produce high quality,… (more…)