While the tomato originated in the New World and didn't make it to Italy until the 17th century, they made up for lost time quickly. The San Marzano region near Naples is considered one of the best tomato growing regions in the world - tomato heaven. These are the real thing, certified from the Sarnese Nocerino area of San Marzano, Italy. Healthy, ripe tomatoes are processed the day of arrival and respect maximum sanitary standards. They preserve all the genuine freshness and perfume of a tomato just picked from its plant.