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Lemon Tour


Shining, bright yellow lemons –they are, more than any other fruit, the symbol of the Amalfi Coast and they are even IGP registered (Indicazione Geografica Protetta).

Fiorenzo Oliveto, cook and owner of Restaurant Le Bontà del Capo at beautiful Conca dei Marini, takes you on a culinary tour into the world of the lemon, which starts with harvesting and ends with sorbet and home-made limoncello. 

 

Lemon Tour


Shining, bright yellow lemons –they are, more than any other fruit, the symbol of the Amalfi Coast and they are even IGP registered (Indicazione Geografica Protetta).

Fiorenzo Oliveto, cook and owner of Restaurant Le Bontà del Capo at beautiful Conca dei Marini, takes you on a culinary tour into the world of the lemon, which starts with harvesting and ends with sorbet and home-made limoncello. 

Lemon Tour – On a discovery tour of the „Gold of Amalfi“ with Fiorenzo

Those who have been to the Amalfi Coast surely know what we are talking about. Lemon orchards spread out over the steep slopes. Wherever there is a bit of space along the narrow and winding coastal road, you find three-wheeled Apes loaded with large and shiny yellow lemons, which are offered for sale. 

A visit to any restaurant between Sorrento and Vietri sul Mare is topped off by the 'obligatory' limoncello. That is what Amalfitan tradition calls for, but might be called for even more – and with a wink in their eyes – by the charming and proud hosts, because the digestif offered is in most cases home-made.  

Lemon Tour at Conca dei Marini for small groups

No matter where, no matter when, no matter how – Amalfi cuisine simply does not go without the lemon, this juicy fruit rich in vitamins. Fiorenzo from restaurant Le Bontà del Capo shows us that there is much more to lemons apart from the fact that they can be turned into high-proof limoncello. 

His Lemon Tour at Conca dei Marini takes you from the lemon orchard right into the kitchen, where he creates a local three-course menu based on lemons. 

Fiorenzo, whom everyone simply calls „Fiore“, first takes the tour participants through his lemon orchard, which is accessible via 60 steps and where the main ingredient of your lunch or dinner is found.  

The fragrance of freshly harvested lemons 

If you pick the knobbly-skinned Amalfi lemon right from the tree, the fragrance is almost intoxicating, which in itself is worth the walk to the lemon orchard. With the so-called „gold of Amalfi“ in your pockets, off you go to the restaurant and straight to work. 

The first thing to do is „sbucciare“, to peel the lemons, in order to make a delicious limoncello aperitif from the aromatic lemon zest. The local citrus fruit also adds a finishing touch to the antipasto, an octopus carpaccio. 

Home-made pasta – with lemon, of course

The ravioli with ricotta and lemon or with fish and citrus fruit, which follow, are, of course, formed and filled by hand. And we can tell you here and now: they taste marvelously fresh and delicious!

Fresh-caught fish made in the oven with lemon potatoes is served as „secondo“; the Lemon Tour is topped off by either a „Delizia al Limone“ (small tartlet with a lot of lemon cream) or a lemon sorbet and, of course and last but not least, a glass of limoncello. The latter is of course home-made (by the participants)! Cin Cin!

The Lemon-Tour – overview 

- Daily from Monday to Saturday, only after prior reservation
- Start either at 10:00 h including lunch or at 16:00 h including dinner
- Number of participants: min. 2 persons
- Duration: 4 – 5 hours
- Costs: 50 Euro per person 
- Services included: guided tour through the lemon orchard in English or in Italian, aperitif, antipasto, first and second course (pasta and fish), dessert and digestif, house wine and mineral water
- Reservation right at Le Bontà del Capo: Via 1° Maggio 14 in Conca dei Marini, by phone: 0039 089 831515 or by E-Mail to: info@lebontadelcapo.it 

(For persons with mobility impairment this tour is suitable only to a certain degree. Should you have any questions about this, our customer service will be glad to answer them.)

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