Last Floriculturists

They’re just a handful remaining, in two little areas on the side of the Nemi’s volcano crater lake, suburbs of Rome.

An ancient background in floriculture made Nemi’s village renowned across the country. Nevertheless the tradition is today going to get into oblivion for a number of concurrent reasons: lack of manpower, the economic default, the changeover into exotic kiwi fruit cultures and the introduction of the farm holidays business. A radical and irreversible erasure of the traditional peasant background of this place is in act.

Despite all the changes in act, the daily work of two of the last Nemi’s floriculturists, Emilio and his father, doesn’t stop.