Also called “cimarolo” or “mammola”, the Roman Artichoke is considered the king of the garden. Typical area of cultivation is the Lazio coast in particular Ladispoli and Cerveteri, about 40 km from Rome. Spherical in shape, very compact, a bit ‘crushed, with a characteristic hole at the apex. The dimensions are large, the color goes from green to violet and the external bracts have shades of violet. This type of Artichoke must be used quickly after purchase, because it does not fit well in the refrigerator: to fully appreciate its goodness and quality must be consumed fresh.