As a few of you may know already, the title of this blog was inspired by Goethe’s words: ‘Knowest thou the land where lemon trees bloom?’. However, to be honest, lemon and orange trees do not grow around here. They certainly do in the southern Sicily or Calabria, but not around here.
Nontheless in the province of Pesaro and Urbino we are lucky enough to grow peach trees and apricot trees which, especially at this time of the year, fill the landscape with flowers: bright pink flowers (peach-trees) and light pink flowers (apricot-trees). Not to mention cherry-trees, olive-trees (we produce an excellent ‘DOP’ olive oil around here), wild brooms, and, along the Adriatic coast – here in the town of Pesaro – the many tamarisks.
Today I would like to tell our province (the province of Pesaro and Urbino) through the pictures of a few typical flowers and trees. A different approach to this beautiful territory, so rich in culture, history, flavours and natural beauties.
I took most of the pictures on the hills of Sant’Angelo in Lizzola.
May 8th happens to be the birthday of my English teacher, Mr Glauco Mancini, a dear friend whom I pay a visit to every now and then (not as often as I should and would). He turns 94 this year. We just had a short conversation on the phone. He is in his beloved countryside and just finished telling me how beautiful it looks all around.
Happy birthday, Glauco!