These flavorful little beans are a central Italian local favorite. You won't find them anywhere else except the Cortona/Lago Trasimeno area! Dating back to the Etruscans, this particular type of legume is indigenous to Lago Trasimeno where humid soils allow favorable growth. The main characteristics of this bean are its small shape and its tender, buttery, and tasty flavor. The local bean recipes are very simple: boiled with a little extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper.