The pistachios that need police protection
Police captain Nicolo Morandi says that he and his colleagues are already getting ready for September.
At least six officers are going to patrol in the daytime, and up to 12 at night. And if need be, they will launch the police helicopter.
“We will operate a variety of precautionary operations,” he says.
Capt Morandi is speaking from the northern foothills of Mount Etna, on the Italian island of Sicily.
It may at the start appear incongruous, but what he and his crew have commenced planning for is this year’s pistachio harvest.