craviv 2


Via dei Fiori 8
51017 - PESCIA

Tel: +39-0572-451033 - Fax: +39-0572-453309



The Experimental Institute for Floriculture of Sanremo was founded in 1967 (DPR 1318 of 23.11.67) as a public research institution of the Ministry of Agriculture, replacing the former "Experimental Station for Floriculture O. Raimondo" (founded in 1925). A peripheral Section of the Institute was established in Pescia in 1969. In 2007, when the Council for Research in Agriculture (CRA) was created, the Section became the "Landscaping Plants and Nursery Research Unit" (CRA-VIV, U15).

From 2004 to 2007 the Unit was enlarged and equipped with new laboratories for advanced technologies, molecular biology, physiology, soil analysis, a congress room for 80 people, greenhouses etc.

The "CRA-VIV Landscaping and Nursery Plants Research Unit" carries out research activities on the following topics:

  • Breeding and selection of ornamental species for urban and environmental landscaping.
  • Growing techniques and protection of ornamental plants production, in particular for reduction of environmental impact and quality improvement.
  • Development of genomics and molecular biology technologies.





Battista Piero (piero.battista at

Rapi Bernardo (bernardo.rapi at

Romani Maurizio (maurizio.romani at


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