Food Notes & Tousim 05/12/2011

A hymn to the olive trees of the Garda Lake

In Italy, around the lake greatly praised by Goethe, there is an evocative and charming rural landscape. Even the poet and man of action Gabriele d’Annunzio, on the Italian masters of the twentieth century, eulogized it

… Oh, olive trees of the Garda, you are so human! Thin, fast, with a split trunk, without mass. You are all breath and attention, airy and ingenious, not so much taller than a man. They allow us to gather a part of the fruits by raising our hand.

Gabriele d’Annunzio

di T N