…make limoncello, lemon soap, lemon ceramics, lemon candles, limoncello granita.
The Amalfi coast isn’t just about stunning sea views, romantic towns, yacht parking and jet setting. Everywhere you look, the theme is lemons, lemons, lemons.
The towns along the coast are famed for the cultivation of gigantic and aromatic lemons, called “sfusato amalfitano” in Italian. They are typically long and at least double the size of other lemons, with a thick skin and a sweet and juicy flesh without many seeds. Lemons grow along the entire Amalfi coast between February and October.
Everywhere you look these sunny fruits are used in decoration– dish towels to candles to ceramics — plus foody favorites such as lemon granita, lemon candy, lemon sorbetto, and fresh fish drenched in lemon juice. Most famous of all is the production of Limoncello, that intensely lemony liqueur loved by millions.
Amalfi is also known for elegant hand-made thick paper called “bambagina.” Positano is known for its sophisticated and colorful patchwork fashions. Ravello is famous for music and spectacular panoramas. Handmade sandals are a specialty item. Still, there is hardly a square centimeter along this fabled coastline that doesn’t have a lemon taking center stage.