― Everyone who has visited Italy agrees - Italian tomatoes are much more than a condiment for burgers or a colorful decoration! Italian tomatoes are indisputably full of flavor. ∙ Originally domesticated in Mexico and only brought to Europe by the Spanish traders in the 1700s, similar tomato varieties are found in both North America and Italy. Why is the flavor so much different then? The composition of the soil and the exposure to sunlight are certainly involved, but the determining factor [...].