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The Aromatic Plants


The island of Sant'Erasmo is also known as 'the garden of the Venetians' thanks to the fertile nature of its  clayey, well-drained soils and their very high salinity, which have always facilitated the abundant cultivation  of fruit, vegetables and aromatic plants.

Gin dei Sospiri - Aromatic Plants

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Castraura (Violet Artichoke)

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Lemon Thyme

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Milk Thistle

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The Star Ingredient

The glasswort, or sea asparagus, is a protected species of wild plant typical of the lagoon, the harvesting of  which is regulated. This plant grows by dipping its roots into the lagoon water thus absorbing its salinity. It  is then harvested by hand in order to keep its marine fragrances intact.

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