On foot from Piazza Tasso, crossing ancient streets, protected by high tufa walls, we reach the foothills of Casarlano in around 20 minutes. Here we find our farm, where the cultivation and transformation of the Sorrento lemons take place.
On arrival into the wonderful atmosphere of the lemon groves, welcoming lemonade is served, refreshing us after our walk. This itinerary shows the traditional farming methods, still very much present today, and yet so close to the busy tourist centre of town. Entire families are involved in the cultivation of vegetables, olives, fruit and lemons, and the production of jam, oil, limoncello and mozzarella.
The lemons of Sorrento, nicknamed the “Sorrento Oval”, or “Young Lady”, is special because of its perfume and full flavor. This unique flavor is due to the intensity and large quantity of essence present in the skin alone of this very special citrus fruit. As well as the lemon groves, we will visit the rest of the farm, where you will see the farmhands at work, either collecting lemons or preparing new trees. There will be the cowsheds, the oil groves, kept for the production and bottling of the extra virgin olive oil, the terraces and trellises, completing our understanding of just how the genuity of the peasants has enabled them to implement such successful methods of cultivation.
After the visit we enjoy a taste of “bruschetta” (toasted bread) with olive oil, piazza bread, citrus salad, bites of other local produce, ending with a limoncello, to complete this experience of the traditional life of our hills.
Please note: Afternoon departure. Don’t forget your camera, comfortable footwear, sun protection and hat.
Included in your tour:
- Meeting point with your guide in Tasso Square(by the flags
- English speaking trekking guide
- Small group (maximum 12 people)
- Tasting of local product