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Limonaia

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The mild climate on the brescia side of lake garda, with its mediterranean features, has favored the cultivation of lemons, introduced by the franciscans as early as the thirteenth century. Active since the sixteenth century, production flourished over time due to the appreciation of this cultivar throughout Europe, both to delight the palates of the nobles and to combat scurvy. Instead, the twentieth century marked the abandonment and rapid …

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