CLAMS are a kind of mollusc living under the sand that is usually fished in large quantities after a heavy sea storm. Similar to clams are tellinas, a bit smaller and with a white or yellow-ivory colour on the inside.
MUSSELS are one of the products of excellence of the Romagna territory and is getting more and more important even on international markets. The Mussel of Marina di Ravenna is categorized as “wild” and grows in deep water, at the bottom of offshore platforms. It is hand-picked by fishermen, who dive as deep as 10/15 metres, and sometimes even 25 metres. This kind of mussel does not require any specific processing and can be eaten directly.
They also have a low environmental impact, because they do not need the very pollutant plastic nets used in breeding areas.
Both mussels and clams are very tasty in many different ways.