Sadly, organic farms are not exempt from hard times. Throw in a bit of bureaucracy and the added costs of organic farming and you’re courting trouble. This appears to be the case for the smaller farms in Lunigiana.
Every year in mid-April, Flavio Torella Baracchini from Villafranca, described as a “skilled and daring pilot” in World War I, is remembered at a special ceremony in Villafranca.
The honey from Lunigiana is the only honey in Italy to have its reputation legally protected by the European Community. Unaffected by pollution and produced using methods dating back centuries, the honey is particularly pure with a unique flavour.
For the last two years, I have had a wonderful time learning all about the English-speaking bloggers in Italy over at italytutto.com I’ve followed some great blogs and made some good friends. Inspired by them, I thought I’d share my corner of Italy with you too.