In a country where water is a precious gift, gardens are almost always “edible” and cultivated with pants that are useful to man. On this very topic Anna wrote two books, “Endangered Fruits” and “Herbs” dedicated to the research surrounding rare aromatic herbs and fruit trees facing possible extinction.
The gardens at Case Vecchie are the result of this research. It is a kitchen garden that combines flowers, ancient roses and aromatic herbs to a vegetable garden and an orchard of endangered fruit trees. Season after season we plant the ingredients that are integral to our traditional recipes: broccoli, asparagus, artichokes, fennel, tomatoes, potatoes, chicory, saffron, and much more.
Giuggiole (a sweet, olive-shaped, brown fruit), amarene cherries, carob pods are plants and fruits that evoke a world at human scale, composed of flavors that have largely vanished and that we want our guests to experience in the conserves and jams of Case Vecchie.