Anyway, tomorrow there will be a barbeque hosted by the couple that owns the artist residency. Since Italy does not produce or sell molasses nor ketchup, BBQ sauce is not really going to be possible. Instead it is replaced with BBQ'ed sage, like the leaves. I am not quite sure how this works, but they somehow put the leaves on the grill and serve them up.
The concept of grilling meat has not been mentioned yet. . . it will be interesting for sure.