Good reasons and tips to start your own vegetable garden!

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A growing phenomenon: why not you? Have you ever thought about how great it would be to pick up fruit and vegetables directly from your own garden, or even from your balcony, without the need to go to the supermarket? Having your own domestic garden is priceless and the current trend in Italy and in the rest of the world, shows this. According to the Italian Farmers’ Confederation (CIA), a growing number of Italians cultivate vegetables (such as tomatoes, zucchini, lettuce), herbs and spices on their balcony; in particular last year the percentage has increased of 9%, from 4.5 million to 4.9, so 8% of the Italian population. This practice allows to save more than 10% over the monthly grocery shopping and it guarantees the origin of the products[1]. Creating a domestic garden is not only a great advantage, but also a way to get easily the most common products, without ...

Agritourism: a beautiful way to discover gastronomic culture and its agricultural features

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Agritourism can be defined as an alternative form of tourism which promotes the discovery of farmlands and which enables people to go ‘off the beaten track’ to learn about outstanding landscapes and local agricultural know-how. What is agritourism in Italy? Agritourism includes all relevant touristic activities organized on a fully functional farm which has obtained the requested authorizations to be considered agritouristic. In Italy, agritourism is regulated by a specific law, law number 26 of 20th February 2006, which lists the agrotouristic activities  that can be carried on by such a defined farm, including: Accommodation; Food services: local products cultivated by the farm or by neighboring agricultural companies; Tastings, including of wine and oil; Leisure, cultural and educational activities, or sport; The national law is then divided into different regional normative frameworks that can be strict. An ongoing success This type of rural tourism has seen an increasing success particularly ...