The muscoli are a success: the Tarantinos follow the Albanos and then … there came La Spezia’s farmers
In the wake of what has been obtained from Albano, other oyster farmers from Taranto moved into the Gulf, creating a flourishing craft industry and a substantial local business.
The success encountered by the mussels led to the creation of new nurseries , inside and outside La Spezia’s breakwater and also in the Portovenere channel.
In the field too soon entered the La Spezia fishers with the Carozzos, the Borios, the Guidis, Di Francescos, Godanis, Majolis.
The mussels, the gold in the Gulf of La Spezia
Today, mussels farms are among the most established companies in the local economy.
Mussels farms (recently joined alongside by oysters) stretch over 90 thousand square meters in the Gulf’s waters.
The cooperative of mussel farmers , heir of a centuries-old tradition, is formed by 86 members that hand down the secrets (and efforts) of a precious tradition.