Historically, Italy was made up of several kingdoms and principalities, each of which had its own nobility; therefore, titles of nobility were common in Italy. These titles were granted to people who did favors for royalty, people who performed military service, and some people who were wealthy enough to purchase them. They were considered a class of persons officially enjoying hereditary privileges which distinguished them from other persons and families. As times have changed, for the better, we are all able to experience the same sense of privilege once left for only a select few. One of these privileges was the ability to experience the flavors, tastes, and smells of other cultures. Our Nobility Collection is presented to offer you these same privileges.