Many villages have large strips of land that is parceled and leased to townspeople for gardening. Most homes in town don't have yards- these are small, narrow multi-story homes. If they are lucky enough to have yards, they too, are charming with color, whimsical furniture and charm. But, the community gardens are wonderful. Cardoons, artichokes, strawberries, trees dripping with cherries- tomato plants are in and thriving as well as eggplant, peppers and everything else you can think of. The season is so long here and water does not appear to be an issue. This is a gardener's dream.
And the roses- they are everywhere and run the gamut of color. ALong with jasmine and honeysuckle, the air is blissfully sweet.