Centuries ago the Romans first began
to develop this region as they created a series of
outposts that have flourished ever since. Cities like
Treviso, Padova, and Verona grew as the routes from
Eastern Europe and Rome, and the route between Genova
and Venezia became busier. They continued to prosper
throughout their history as the rule of the Roman
Empire shifted to that of the Ventian Empire, both
of which knew and appreciated their importance. They
realized that this area was prime for agriculture.
Veneto still largely comprised of farmland, feeds
off of the fertile Po River. Many of the crops such
as; wheat, maize, mulberry bushes, fruit trees, olives
and the ever important grape-vine are specialties
of the region and help create its own style of cuisine.