How bizarre! – Bizzarrie toscane

How bizarre! Bizzarrie toscane : “Digitated lemons and other curious fruits with strange deformities have always been known in Italian  as “ bizzarrie”. The finer the citrus collection, the more bizzarrie it contained . The Medici  family’s collection in Florence was undisputably the finest in Europe. Its history dates back to 1537 when Cosimo I…

Tuscany Lemon Gardens

Tuscany Lemon Gardens I was born in Siena, in a house just outside the historic city centre, with a big garden.  I was used to seeing terracotta vases with lemon plants. They were part of the house, I never asked where they came from, nor did I notice that, in winter, they disappeared from the…