The Pizzutello di Tivoli is a variety of table grape characterised by its elongated, dactyl and curved shape, resembling a croissant, and for this reason it is also known as “horn grapes”. It is grown in Tivoli from immemorial time and was already known to the Romans as evidenced by Pliny, in his Naturalis Historia, and Columella who describes this “praelongis dactitys” grape exclusive to the Tibur and Pompeii area. According to Zappi, a contemporary of Cardinal Ippolito d’Este, this grape was imported from France and planted in the sixteenth century in Tivoli by the Cardinal himself to shade the terraces of the popular Villa d’Este. Eleonora d’Este herself, who was in Villa d’Este in 1575, wrote to the Court of Ferrara: “Pizzutello is abundant in the gardens of the villa in Tivoli. It is very tasty and keeps the stomach well […], it is believed that it makes the eyes beautiful”. The qualities of this fruit were also praised by Pope Leo XII’s doctor who wrote in 1823: “Pizzutello is a pulpy, crunchy, easy-to-digest grape, [...] so I prescribe it to sick people, with good results”. In the following centuries, the cultivation of this grape variety was widespread in the Tiburtine lands that were divided into small plots, locally called “Gardens” due to the tidiness and the need for irrigation with water from the Aniene river. Until the 1970s, seasonal production had to reach the order of a few tons and “pizzuta” grapes were always found on the stalls of the local markets in Rome. Famous is the Pizzutello Festival taking place in the first half of September for over seventy years.