Discover how the zest of the Amalfi lemon has shaped this region of Italy. Enjoy a private tour of a family owned citrus grove. Taste the fresh-picked golden fruit as you tour the gardens and relax in the shade of the trees with a glass of ice-cold limoncello.
Your tour starts at Piazza Duomo, by the steps leading up to Amalfi Cathedral. You’re then transferred to the lemon grove in the convenience of a golf cart. En route to the Valley of the Mills, view the ancient walls and the Arch of Faenza. The valley is one of the hidden treasures of the Amalfi Coast where the Canneto River meanders through the lush landscape. Enjoy the freedom to wander up and down the terraced banks rich with groves of the famous Sfusato Amalfitano, known as the Amalfi lemon. Learn how this fruit’s origins in the Middle East and how it was historically a staple diet for sailors on long voyages. Relax under the shade of the trees with a glass of fresh limoncello, and enjoy the views.
After sampling this refreshing drink, round off your day with a visit to the local factory which distributes this elixir around the world. This is the perfect stop to buy a bottle of limoncello to take home. Before heading back to your hotel, the Museum of Rural Life Arts and Crafts is worth a visit. Discover a collection of historical artefacts that explore the history of the area including the Ancient Maritime Republic.
Additional notes about the tour
The private tour of lemon groves takes place from Monday to Saturday. Please wear comfortable shoes as the walk around the lemon groves can be steep. No guide is included in this tour. Take your time exploring the lemon grove as you can walk back to your hotel at the end of the day. Transportation can be added depending on where you are staying.