BARI, Italy: State-of-the-art technology and the latest varieties in ornamental horticulture will be under the spotlight during at the Open Days of Italy’s Apuglia region where ten plant nurseries will open their doors from Wednesday February 26 to Friday February 28.
The FlorBusiness event will offer industry professionals the chance to go behind the scenes of local flower and plant nurseries. Apuglia is one of Italy’s epicentres of cut flower and ornamental plant production with a special focus on Strelitzia, Phalaenopsis, Gypsophilla and Mediterranean plants such as Bougainvillea, Lantana and Jasminus.
The following companies provide farm tours: Camaflor(www.camaflor.it), Primavita (www.primavita.it), Caporalplant (www.caporalplant.com), Florpagano (www.florpagano.it), Apuliaplants (www.apuliaplants.com), VivaiCapitano (www.vivaicapitanio.it), Pagano Piante (www.paganopiante.it), Pagano Fiori (www.paganofiori.com), Auricchioesons (www.auricchioesons.it) and VivaiCantatore (www.vivaicantatoremichele.it).
Apulia (Italian: Puglia)is a region of Italy in Southern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Òtranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. Its southernmost portion, known as Salento peninsula, forms a high heel on the “boot” of Italy. The region comprises 19,345 square kilometres (7,469 sq mi), and its population is about 4.1 million. It is bordered by the other Italian regions of Molise to the north, Campania to the west, and Basilicata to the southwest. It neighbors Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, and Montenegro, across the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, respectively. The region extends as far north as Monte Gargano. Its capital city is Bari.
Situated at the south-eastern tip of the Italian peninsula, Apulia covers over 19,000 square kilometres (7,336 sq mi) in succession of broad plains and low-lying hills. The central area of the region is occupied by the Murge, a vast karst plateau and Itria Valley. The only mountainous areas, the Gargano promontory and the Monti Dauni, do not exceed 1,150 m (3,800 ft) and are to be found in the north of Apulia, which is the least mountainous region in Italy.
Apulia is a very dry region. Its few rivers are torrential and are to be found on the in southern Murge, where is the CanaleReale, on Tarantine, where is the Geleso river, and on the TavolieredellePuglie a tableland at the foot of the Gargano promontory that is one of the largest and agriculturally most productive plains in Italy. Elsewhere, rainwater permeates the limestone bedrock to form underground watercourses that resurface near the coast. Groundwater is therefore abundant, and there are many caves and sinkholes.