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“Wonderful People at the Lemon Garden in Amalfi”

Amalfi Lemon Experience
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Owner description: If eating healthy , satisfies the palate .. What's best in the world? We find these features in the Mediterranean diet ... This cooking class is born by the firm conviction that our diet is unique in the world and that's why we want as much as possible, bring our loving tourists to discover it through a day in the nature discovering authentic flavors .... Followed by Giovanna and Ramona , lovers of Mediterranean cuisine, will you become the main protagonists, cooking with your hands the dishes cult of the Mediterranean diet, learning the basics which can then reproduce and transmit in your country ... We are waiting for you ..... Do not miss the chance to discover new things ... Lemon is an inevitable ingredient in our Mediterranean cuisine. Especially in the Amalfi Coast. Cookin course whit the sfusato Amalfitano lemons is one of the most valuable and can be excellently used both in confectionery, both as a base for many recipes but also for the production of Limoncello. We will teach you all the secrets of the traditional recipes and also discover alternative ways of using it in the kitchen every day.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Book this tour and spend the morning up in the hills enjoying the beautiful lemon gardens above Amalfi, meeting the family members and learning about the important work these families do for this fragile region all while producing delicious lemons! We enjoyed the experience and would recommend to anyone (with sufficient mobility to climb some steep inclines). Richly rewarding!

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

What a great tour this was! Salvatore walked us all over his beautiful farm and taught us about lemon farming, his family and their philosophy. He made our mouths water with stories of how they use the lemons and the trees' leaves in cooking. The views were spectacular and the tour was extremely interesting. The homemade lemon cake was the most delicious I've ever tasted!! And the lemonade & limoncello wasn't bad either ;) I wish they would create a cookbook- I buy for myself and for gifts. It was a very lovely morning with a warm & friendly family on their farm and I'm so glad we did it. I highly recommend!

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Surprisingly interesting cultural tour and as Salvatore says "no filter" meaning they tell you the highs and lows of the industry and life as a lemon farmer. The golf buggies take you from the main square to the top end of the main street where the bottom of the farm is. There is one steep hill to climb but they stop 3 or 4 times to tell you more and give everyone a rest so it isn't hard going. The way down is a mix of steps and the hill you come up. Nothing too taxing at all. You get a glass of fresh lemonade, a slice of lemon cake and 3 different limoncellos to taste! Yum!!

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We spent a lovely gentle morning touring an organic lemon garden in Amalfi. We were whizzed to the farm by buggy up through Amalfi town. Salvatore gave us a brief introduction and then handed over to the lovely Carmela. The tour although up through the farm was gentle with frequent pauses. Carmela was very good at telling us about the life of Amalfi lemons and the issues they have with an organic farm. We certainly learnt a lot and we even got to eat some fresh lemon. We had a drink of lemon and some lovely lemon cake. At the end of the tour you have the option to try lemoncello and buy some of their products. There is no hard sell and it is a lovely way to while away a morning or afternoon.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Limoncello and Lemons are such a part of the food in Amalfi, we were interested to learn more about them. We took the Classic Lemon Tour one morning; the tour guide meets you near the steps of the cathedral. They arrive in a lemon tour outfitted golf cart and in bright lemon colored shirts so you are sure to find them. I would recommend to book in advance (we booked the night before) so you can be sure to get a spot on this incredible tour. However, it did look like they might take walk-ups if there was room. The group was small, maybe 15 adults total. The guide drove us up to the lemon garden/farm which was just up the main road in Amalfi past the shops and restaurants. The tour was about 1.5-2 hours long, and the walk back to town (on your own) is downhill and only about a 10 minute stroll. Once we arrived at the family farm, we had a short introduction by Sal, the owner's son, who explained a bit about Amalfi and the farm. Then Carmela took over, and led the rest of the tour. As anyone who visits the Amalfi Coast knows, many of the buildings/homes are built into the cliffs vertically. This farm is similar - there is a fair amount of walking uphill but not too much. We wore flip flops and were fine, and the walking tour is very much broken out into small increments so you're not walking uphill continuously. Carmela, our tour guide, took us on a tour of the farm with stops in the shade to discuss the farm and the land of Amalfi Coast and the production of the lemons. We were able to taste a fresh picked lemon, including the rind, and smell the lemon leaves which are used for cooking. The tour took you through the lemon farm so you are able to see lemons and trees up close; Carmela discussed the farming methods and how the walls are built, including some agricultural challenges to the farming industry today. It was informative and interesting without being too technical. The discussions definitely left you with a deeper appreciation of the Amalfi region, the land, and the farmers. After the tour we met in a scenic shaded outdoor kitchen area where we were served delicious lemon cake and lemonade. The outdoor kitchen has a pizza oven and many people were getting ready for a cooking class - it looked like fun and we were sad we didn't sign up for the class too! After the treats we went to the small museum which had interesting tools which had been used over the years for lemon production. Then to the small limoncello factory where the bottles are filled. There was a generous sampling of four types of limoncello that are made there. There is an opportunity to purchase limoncello, cookies and spices, but no pressure to do so. We bought some limoncello there, and then more souveniers from the small store in town (also near the cathedral) that is owned by the same farm. There is a small sign on the awning that they give lemon tours ( La Valle dei Mulini) - the souveniers are really unique and come in nice gift sets in case you wanted to bring a bottle and glasses back home. We are so happy we did this tour (and shopped in their shop!) and could not recommend it enough! If you have a couple hours to spare, you will be so happy you learned about the Amalfi Coast, the lemons, and the people!

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