The Essence of the Mediterranean by Giovanna Bianchi Michiel

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“Both Ancient Romans and our Venetian ancestors chose our land for its fertility and its sweet climate, two features that have always made this area suitable for Mediterranean cultivation of grapevine and olive grove. In spring, it prevails the scent of the blossoms of the lemon trees that decorate the porch. In November the olives are pressed and give off their intense and elegant herbal bouquet. In February, our local wine Vespaiolo is ready with its citrous flavorings of tangerine and grapefruit. All these things make us think that here our ancestors, living in contact with the Mediterranean, felt at home.”