The WALLS of Rome and the SOLES of the CAPERS of Rome have developed over the centuries, from the origins of the city until the 17th century. The Servian wall are the first walls of Rome in the sixth century b.c., built by Tarquinius Priscus, according to tradition, then extended and equipped with a large moat by his successor, Servius Tullius. Fontinalis Dark door of the 4th century BC there is a track in the Victorian garden at Piazza Venezia.
Within these walls, each year you can admire the flowering plants of that caper located between the cracks of these old walls an ideal habitat. Around sunset feels the scent of capers, spread in the air that the months between June and July are the peak of flowering.
The Aurelian walls encircle the city, now there are just two-thirds, while those of the Renaissance Popes have maintained intact over time. There is almost no trace of primitive walls described by the historian Tacitus in Annales, formed largely from a "agger", embankment, about 6 ft tall with capellaccio masonry parts, a tufa area of Rome, replaced by that of tufa cave.
Capers on the walls of the monuments of the capital there have always been and so when summer comes, it is not uncommon to see someone climbed on walls to make stocks of Mediterranean scents for winter.
The walls are subject to degradation, many clumps of capers sprouting from all over, from simple clumps, waterfalls of long branches that descend down to the ground.
The caper is a small typical Mediterranean flora shrub, flowering begins between late May and early September, during this time you are collecting buds, must be collected as soon as possible, as soon as they sprout: they are small, green and hard, and have a very strong flavor.
The caper is a plant native to Asia minor and Greece, is widespread in the Mediterranean environments, where it grows spontaneously in calcareous soil, slopes and dry.
You can admire even within monastic gardens (as in the Basilica Santa Croce in Gerusalemme) where tufa walls burnt from the Sun help to maintain their habitat.