The Forgotten Fruit
a direct connection to life in the middle ages and the rennaisance
These are plants of ancient and rare fruit species that are overlooked today. They represent a valuable genetic heritage, and in central Italy, they offer a direct connection to life in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Thanks to years of study and continuous research, the Fondazione Archeologia Arborea, our partner in the Living Chapel project, has recovered and saved many of these plants from extinction.
They represent the biodiversity that allows nature, including agriculture, to survive extreme climatic events, diseases and changes. Preserving biodiversity means protecting our food security and ensuring our safe future.