"...we thought it was necessary to take on ourselves the responsibility for the safeguard and conservation of the vegetal genetic inheritance, as well as the traditional knowledge and the rural culture, because we have always believed and we still believe that without our cultural roots no sustainable future is possible..."

Isabella Dalla Ragione - Archeologia Arborea Foundation (Non-Profit Organization of Social Utility) President


Thirty years of passionate research for old local varieties of fruit trees, more than a hundred and fifty ecotypes salvaged: thanks to the effort of Livio and Isabella Dalla Ragione, and the contribution of all those who have agreed to the Archeologia Arborea Project, an invaluable biological and cultural heritage was saved from being lost forever, and is currently available for study, reproduction and a new diffusion.  


What we do

       scientific research

       environmental protection and promotion

       rural landscape

       cultural, artistic and historical heritage and memory 


Sunday 28 January 2017, Isabella Dalla Ragione will be awarded with the  Premio Nonino Risit d’Aur - Barbatella d’Oro 2017 prize for her precious work as "arboreal archeologist"


Nonino Prize 2017 Press Release 1

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1st May 2017

Archeologia Arborea received a Special Mention from the Awards’ Jury of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2017 because "in using art of the Renaissance period to retrieve varieties of ancient fruit trees, the Archeologia Arborea Foundation contributes to the conservation and enhancement of heritage by improving biodiversity and the contemporary cultural landscape."
The Special Mentions are given to outstanding contributions to the conservation and enhancement of Europe’s cultural heritage which are particularly appreciated by the Jury of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2017.




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The farm 'Azienda Agricola Archeologia Arborea' realizes plant reproduction for sale.





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