The shores of the Mediterranean sea have that je-ne-sais-quoi. Their uniqueness cannot be described by a single quality. Close your eyes and try to remember all the sounds and scents you encountered as you were having a siesta against the trunk of an old olive tree in Tunisia, in the shadow of a majestic bougainvillea in Italy, or on the banks of a refreshing river in Portugal.

Things have changed much since the Via Romana was constructed, but in some places ancient and traditional handicrafts have stood the test of time to give us a glimpse of how our ancestors lived. The contemporary artisans remain just as skilful and creative as their forefathers; they are using the gifts of the overwhelming, rich, versatile and ever-changing Mediterranean nature as their main source of inspiration.