Visit the home of Limoncello: inside Italy’s Luxardo distillery

Nov 11, 2019 • 3 min read

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If you’re partial to a frosty shot of limoncello, you may have wondered where this tangy tipple originated. If you’ve been to Italy , especially in the south, you may have tried homemade versions of this vibrant yellow, lemon liqueur, but look further north to the Luxardo distillery, Italy’s oldest independent family-run liqueurs company for insights into its history.

A line of filled limoncello bottles are processed by machinery to be topped and boxed at Luxardo distillery. There is a single finished bottle in the foreground on a stainless steel surface.

What is Limoncello?

Italy’s famous lemon liqueur, best served chilled in a shot glass, is a traditional aperitif or digestif. It’s made from lemon zest, water, alcohol and sugar. Stories abound as to when and where in Italy it was first invented, but most agree the secret to Limoncello is in using the highest quality lemons sourced from Southern Italy, and a high-quality neutral alcohol base. If you fancy making it at home, know that homemade limoncellos are difficult to stabilise without separation occurring over time unless you can source the quality alcohol base that the professionals use.

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Nicolò Luxardo stands in front of a copper still with a small, full-bodied glass in his hand. He is looking down at the glass and talking.

Luxardo Limoncello

Luxardo has been making its award-winning Limoncello (27% ABV: sip slowly!) since the 1840s. "We were one of the first Italian companies to export worldwide all of our products," says 7th-generation Nicolò Luxardo. "We have proof that we were selling our Limoncello into Singapore , into the US, before the First World War."

Nicolò isn’t exaggerating about Luxardo’s early success; they have old ledger records noting exports of Limoncello to the US in the late 1880s. It’s currently their third-highest export after Maraschino, then Sambuca.

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The Luxardo shop inside a former farmhouse. A large copper still is on the right with products displayed on a huge barrel turned into a table and shelves on the right-hand side

Visiting the Luxardo distillery

Lovers of liqueurs can stop by the distillery for free tastings or pick up items that are unavailable outside Italy, such as the holy-looking Liquore St Antonio: the herbal liqueur of Padua . Or there’s even a Limoncello version of a rum baba (a small yeast cake drenched in syrup made with liqueur). The terracotta-coloured shop, a former farmhouse, is open 9am to 12.30pm and 3pm to 7pm, Monday to Saturday, though closed Saturday afternoons from January through March.

A new visitor centre opening in 2020 will initially welcome bartenders from around the world before opening up to the public for a distillery tour along with a tasting programme. Currently a work in progress, its larch-wood-lined ceiling evokes the vats used in the distillation process.

And if you expect to find a recipe booklet in the shop, think again. "The recipes are a secret kept inside the company: my father and my sister are the only people who know," reveals Nicolò. "Are they allowed to travel on the same plane? Yes, ha! But it is a risk! The rest of the family know where the book is kept, though."

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several yellow cardboard boxes with the Luxardo Limoncello branding are lined up on a conveyor belt, ready to be sealed

The Luxardo distilleries: then and now

The original Luxardo distillery location, founded in 1821, was in Zara on the Dalmatian Coast and almost destroyed in WWII. The only brother of the 4th generation to survive the bombings was Giorgio Luxardo, who relocated the distillery to its current site in 1947.

"Along with my grandfather, also called Nicolò, who was the 5th generation, they started again from scratch," says Nicolò. "Limoncello was one of the products that helped us start back again."

Among the 30,000 Marasca cherry trees (they make their flagship Maraschino here too, along with many other liqueurs), the distillery is tucked away in Torreglia in the Euganean hills, just outside of Padua.

The company is one of the few family-owned businesses in this industry. "We will turn 200 years old in 2021," says Nicolò. "Completely family owned. We are eight family members working together today, representing three generations. My sister Gaia is the first Luxardo female to enter the company. She looks after quality control: not involved in the production process, but very involved in the liqueur recipe process."

Karyn Noble visited Italy with the support of Luxardo . Lonely Planet contributors do not accept freebies in exchange for coverage.

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Sorrento's Limoncello: Tour & Tasting in a 150-year Seafront Factory

Limoncello immersion: 150-year factory tour & tasting..

Embark on an extraordinary journey through Sorrento's centuries-old tradition of Limoncello production with our captivating Limoncello Factory Tour. Immerse yourself in the artistry and history of this iconic liqueur as you discover the secrets that have been meticulously handed down through generations.

Our tour begins in a storied factory where master craftsmen have honed their skills for over 150 years. Witness the meticulous process involved in creating our renowned Limoncello, the crown jewel of the collection. From hand-selecting the finest local lemons to extracting their vibrant essence and infusing it into a meticulously crafted recipe, every step is a testament to a commitment to quality and tradition.

As we venture further, we'll delve into the captivating past of Sorrento's maritime heritage. Explore the charming village of Marina di Cassano, once a bustling hub of shipyards that rivaled the likes of Savona and Sestri Ponente in the 19th century. Discover the remarkable sailing vessels from Piano di Sorrento, which once set sail on trading routes across the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic seas, and even voyaged towards the distant Americas.

The tour culminates in a delightful tasting experience that showcases the diverse range of artisanal creations. Savor the smoothness of liqueurs, each crafted with precision and a dedication to capturing the essence of Sorrento's lemons. Indulge in the homemade citrus marmalades bursting with zesty flavors, and sample the golden hues and exquisite flavors of the extra virgin olive oil. To complete your journey, our talented pastry chef will present you with a selection of traditional delights, from the irresistible Babà to the lemon-infused delicacies and the iconic Caprese cake.

Throughout the tasting, our expert guide will regale you with captivating stories about the heritage of the building and the traditions that have shaped this 150-year distinguished distillery. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Sorrento's culture and let the flavors transport you to a bygone era.

Book your spot on our Limoncello Factory Tour now and let us take you on an unforgettable voyage through time, where the legacy of craftsmanship and the allure of Sorrento's lemons intertwine to create a truly extraordinary experience.

What's included?

  • Guided tour of the Factory
  • Small group of 12 people maximum
  • Limoncello tastings (Limoncello, Nocino, Liquer cream, Ratafià, Mirto and more)
  • Typical lemon-based products such as candies, cookies, and confetti.
  • A sampling of traditional desserts like Delizia al Limone, Babà, or Caprese cake.

Please note

  • Health Restrictions: This tour involves the consumption of alcohol and some products that could include the presence of certain allergens. Make sure to check if any health restrictions may affect your participation in the tour.
  • Make sure to arrive on time 
  • Physical Requirements: It's important to be aware of any physical requirements or limitations for the tour. Consider factors such as walking distances, stairs, uneven terrain, or other physical activities involved. This will help ensure that the tour is suitable for your fitness level and mobility.
  • Accessibility: Inquire about the accessibility of the tour for individuals with disabilities or limited mobility. Check if the tour route, facilities, and transportation are wheelchair accessible or if any accommodations can be provided.

What to bring

Contact info, +1 4094196211, [email protected], useful links.

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The best limoncello in Italy

Where To Find The Best Limoncello In Italy (And Tasting Tour Info)

  • By Katie Mac
  • June 30, 2020

What do we do when life throws us lemons? Make limoncello, right? Seems legit. In today’s post, I’m happy to be able to share a fantastic local business where you can find the best limoncello in Italy. I’m talking high quality, pure limoncello from a family run business where you can also take a tasting tour and learn about the entire process. Here’s all the information you need to book your visit which, in my opinion, is a must-do while you’re living in Vicenza.

Here's a detailed guide on where to find the best limoncello in Italy complete with authentic tasting tour.

FAQ for the limoncello tasting tour

What company hosts the tour?

Donna Frida.

Where is it located?

Padova, about 30 minutes drive from Ederle.

How much does it cost?

The tour is free and the price varies for the liquor products on sale.

What type of tour is it?

Private tour and you can book groups up to 12.

What payments are accepted?

Cash or card.

How do you book a tour?

Contact via Facebook Messenger (you can write in English) or by phone at 328 654 7755.

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Where to go

You can use ‘Donna Frida’ in Google Maps and it will take you directly to the facility in Padova.

It’s easy to get to and there is a small driveway for parking in front of the building and more parking spaces along the street.

The building itself is well signed and easy to spot in the street.

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The front of the building.

Who are the hosts?

Your hosts for the tour are Andrea and his parents Georgio and Frida.

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What makes it special?

For me, there are two main things that make this tour and business special.

Firstly, it’s a small, family-run business. Instead of a big, corporate tour, you’re directly inserted into the heart and soul of the business which gives you a unique and authentic experience.

I love supporting local businesses, so this was a really special find.

The passion for producing the highest quality liquor is evident in every step of the process and with every story Andrea tells you.

That passion and integrity is the other thing that sets this tour apart.

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How to get the most out of the experience

This tour is best for a small group because then Andrea and his family can also arrange snacks and even cooking demonstrations using the liquor.

That way, you get a full event experience that takes this tour to the next level.

If you’ve got a birthday, farewell, or any other celebration coming up, it’s a great opportunity to get the girls together and arrange one of these tours. Even ‘just because’ is a good enough reason to get a group together for a day out if you ask me.

I went solo and it’s not the best for that because aside from not being able to do tastings because you’re the driver, you don’t get the complete event experience.

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Thank you Donna Frida for providing this photo.

What to expect on the limoncello tasting tour

When you’re welcomed into the building, you’ll be where all the limoncello magic happens.

It’s a small room but each space is maximized to the fullest potential.

The tour itself is not walking through a huge facility – it’s walking through each step of the process of making limoncello and other infused liquors in this room.

You’ll learn all about how these lemons travel from the Amalfi Coast before getting peeled, soaked, and infused into a pure limoncello with no artificial colorings or flavors.

Want to know how to spot a limoncello with artificial ingredients added? You’ll learn that too and this is what I found really interesting and helpful – I’ve even found myself judging limoncello I’ve seen at the store since learning about it.

I was also interested to learn about the process of nothing going to waste. Since they only use the rinds for limoncello, it was interesting to learn about how they use the lemon flesh so it isn’t wasted and also how they use the rinds after the infusion to give them a second life. I’ll leave all that for Andrea to explain to you, but it was all interesting to learn about.

It’s not only limoncello, though.

You’ll also learn about all sorts of different liquor infusions that are made there. When it comes to these flavors, the only limit is the imagination. And it seems Andrea’s imagination has no limits. He had everything from chocolate, to lavender, to basil, to even asparagus!

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What can you buy?

Of course, you’re going to want to pick up a stash of liquor to take home with you and you can get a little collection at the end of the tour. These are the liquors you can buy:

  • Frida’s Limoncello
  • Lemon Cheese Cake Liquor (creamy lemon)
  • Frida’s Arancello (orange liquor)
  • Licorice Liquor
  • Coffee Liquor

You can also buy other products like hand sanitizer, chocolate-coated rinds, or jams depending on what they have at the time.

If you’re looking for a gift to send home to family and friends, they have gift boxes with a range of liquor flavors that would make a perfect gift.

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Overall thoughts on finding the best limoncello in Italy

This tour is one that needs to be on your Vicenza bucket list.

It’s a great way to learn about the liquor making process, create fun memories for your Italy chapter, and support a local business.

I definitely recommend getting a couple of friends together and booking a day out to experience this fantastic local tour.

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Sorrento Excellence

Free Guided Tours: Discover how we make our famous limoncello

Limoncello di Capri

All the secrets of limoncello revealed in our open workshop!

Tour the open workshop at Sorrento Excellence: a guided walk through the stages of production of our traditional lemon liqueur, "Limoncello di Capri". The workshop is enclosed in glass, so visitors can see how the liqueur is made while the guide explains the recipe and technique. At the end of the tour, visitors are welcome to a free tasting to sample Limoncello, Limen, and other products.

Open daily Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday: the workshop is open, but the production line is not functioning.

Lingue parlate: Il tour è disponibile in italiano, inglese, francese, tedesco e spagnolo.

Sorrento Lemons

To produce our Limoncello di Capri, we only use certified "ovale di Sorrento" local heirloom lemons. This variety of lemon is large, shaped like an oval, has an bright yellow peel, and is particularly aromatic. The fruit is prized for its juicy, acidic quality.

The trees that produce this variety of lemon are wrapped in plastic or cotton sheeting to protect the fruit from cold temperatures and rain, allowing it to mature later in the season for a more intense flavor. There is a small grove of this variety of lemon tree next to the workshop where visitors can see how the fruit grows from up close.

Sorrento Excellence

The Lemon Harvest

Certified IGP Sorrento lemons used for our Limoncello di Capri are sourced directly from local citrus farmers on the Sorrentine Peninsula and Island of Capri registered as IGP producers. Lemons are harvested from February until October.

All citrus farms that are part of the Sorrento Lemon IGP consortium are required to cultivate their groves according to traditional farming techniques, and we endeavor to source organic fruit that has not undergone chemical treatments for our Limoncello di Capri.

Peeling the Fruit

Only the peel of the lemon is used to produce limoncello, and we use mechanized peeling equipment that imitates hand-peeling, taking just the first 1 mm-layer of yellow zest from the fruit while leaving the bitter white inner pith behind.

The zest is where the fruit's limonene is located, a pungent essential oil that give limoncello its bright scent.

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Infusing the Peels

The lemon zest is left to macerate in pure 95% alcohol for about a week, after which the infusion is filtered and the zest, which has in the meantime lost all its aroma, is discarded.

Mixing the liqueur

The infusion is mixed with cold purified water, and a sugar solution is added. After this final step, which takes about an hour, the limoncello is ready. We do not add any additional coloring or preservatives to our limoncello.

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Bottling the final product

Before bottling, each batch of limoncello passes through our rigorous quality control, and only those that pass the test will be bottled at our workshop in Sorrento before going out into the world!

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META (SORRENTO PENINSULA)

Fabbrica trasparente.

Transparency is the value that drives our actions. There is one and only Limoncello DICAPRI, the original. The doors of our factory in Meta  are open for everyone to see how we make it. A journey through the entire production process of a liqueur that is often copied but never equaled.

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100% ARTISANAL

The more you know it, the more you’ll love it.

Our Fabbrica Trasparente , the “transparent factory”, was born out of a strong will to promote the territory and the culture of a high-quality artisanal product. Although Limoncello is a popular liqueur in Italy and abroad, the complexity and array of competences required to produce a high-quality product go often unnoticed. Our production process is so meticulous and carried on with such passion that it’s worth knowing about. The knowledge of our local growers who still use ancient techniques respectful of nature and territory;

the unique ability in selecting and harvesting the best lemons; the care in washing and peeling the precious peels rich in essential oils and the attention to all the other phases of the production, from infusion to mixing and bottling. An extraordinary and charming process that makes a 100% natural product, still produced according to the original recipe of the Island of Capri. A craftsmanship that deserves to be unearthed, promoted, and discovered to be fully appreciated.

OUR BIRTHPLACE

A resource worth celebrating.

Fabbrica Trasparente is located along the only road cutting through the Sorrento peninsula , where the delicious lemons used to make our Limoncello are grown. And that is not by accident. The Fabbrica pays homage to our home territory: a celebration of powerful and generous nature, traditions, and community. It’s a testament of our deep ties to the area. Only by being respectful of our territory and its values, we can keep making its flavours known all over the world. We are continuously committed to preserving and celebrating this magic.

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SHORT SUPPLY CHAIN

Committed by nature.

It doesn’t stop with celebrating the local craftsmanship and promoting the territory. Our Fabbrica Trasparente is an unparalleled factory, a best-in-class example of efficiency and sustainability . Being right in the birthplace of the authentic local oval lemon allows for respectful management of natural resources, minimisation of production times and waste, and maximisation of the production process. We have a list of good practices with high added value and low environmental impact, that constantly evolve and take place every day.

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Visit our Fabbrica Trasparente

A captivating journey to discover the culture, territory, and expertise that contribute to the making of our unique Limoncello DICAPRI. Here visitors are guided through the whole production process and told methods, secrets, and curiosities. The tour ends with a tasting of the authentic Limoncello DICAPRI and an optional visit to the shop where visitors can buy local delicacies or enjoy the terraced bar where they can sip DICAPRI Tonic whilst enjoying the view on the Gulf of Sorrento.

Open every day

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Saturday and Sunday: Visits are possible but the production facilities are closed.

Guided tours are available in:

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Limoncello Tour and Tasting at Azienda Agricola Il Convento

An interesting tasting.

The Convent welcomes you for an authentic experience of limoncello among its lemon groves.

Your tour will begin at the Il Convento winery , where they produce different liqueurs, including their flagship product, limoncello. Here, you will discover all the steps involved in the production of their limoncello, as they have been handed down for generations. You will then visit the lemon groves of Il Convento , where you will discover the various cultivation techniques typical of the Sorrento peninsula.

Finally, you will reach the Il Convento farmhouse, where you can enjoy a tasting of their various products , including a selection of the liqueurs they produce, such as Limoncello, Arancello, Mandarinetto, Crema di Limoni, Licorice, Mirto and the Nocillo, as well as a tasting of their homemade citrus jams and their extra virgin olive oil. During the tasting, you will be told the history of the building and the company.

In case of food intolerances or allergies, please inform Il Convento at the time of booking. Use www.winetourism.com for direct and easy booking.

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Experience duration:

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Limoncello Tour

Overview and highlights.

The best way to learn the secrets of the most famous produced liqueur in the south of Italy: The Limoncello! Made only by lemons, sugar and pure alcohol, there is still today a debate about the exact origin of the drink.    See how limoncello is made  Taste typical food and drink  Learn the local tradition  Escorted by local tour guide  100% Satisfaction guarantee

TOUR DESCRIPTION

We will start from the source of this liqueur, the lemons. The tour will take place in a garden of lemons with the intense scents of lemon groves and you will learn how the fruit is reap. Then we will move to the laboratory to see how “the limoncello” is actually made. From the peeling of the lemon till the final step. Finally you will visit to the museum of the civiltà Contadina with a tour guide.

You will learn how to surprise your guest at home when you are back. You will be the only one who knows how to make the real limoncello of the Amalfi coast. This tour includes a visit to the Limoncello garden and the factory and the guided tour of the museum of the civiltà contadina. You will also taste the limoncello and severals food dishes made with lemon.

Available on request lunch or light lunch with different menu where the main ingredient is always the LEMON! You can also buy any lemon-made product and get it delivered at home.

Special Experiences to combine with the classic LEMON TOUR: LEMON TOUR AND COOKING CLASS where you can learn our typical dishes made with the LEMON. LEMON TOUR AND WINE TASTING to discover also the great flavor of our typical WINES. HONEY LEMON EXPERIENCE to combine the classic lemon tour with the special visit at the beehives area. You get the chance to observe step by step the LEMON HONEY MAKING PROCESS. At the end you will taste it with our typical cheeses.

Transfers available from any hotels from/to the agreed location.

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A Taste of italy’s Refreshing Limoncello

Eager to try a typical Italian beverage that is sure to keep you feeling refreshed no matter the time of year? Look no further than limoncello for a tangy and refreshing taste that is typical of southern Italy. Limoncello is a liqueur made from lemon, vodka, sugar, and water. Though the ingredients may be simple, the incredible flavors of the finished product will surely please your taste buds. Want to learn more about the origins of this traditional drink and how it is made? Read on to find out the magic behind limoncello!

If you’ve visited Italy, you probably have eaten lemon in the form of custards, chocolate, tarts, sorbet, gelato, even just as a garnish or flavoring for seafood dishes. All of the above are excellent ways to experience delectable Italian lemons. However, possibly the most famous of all is lemon served in the form of a sugary, bittersweet liquor, known as limoncello.

When Do Italians Drink Limoncello

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Typically, limoncello is served following a meal at a traditional restaurant or within the walls (or on the patio) of the Italian home. Lemon is known to aid in digestion, which is why this delicious beverage it is often served after lunch or dinner as a tasty treat. Sometimes, it is also paired with small cookies or tarts. The correct way to serve limoncello is chilled, in a small glass. In fact, most bottles are stored in the freezer so that when the liquid is served, it goes down more smoothly.

Although limoncello is usually served in a shot glass or what some refer to as a “shooter”, the sweet drink is to be sipped, not taken as a shot. However, this is not a hard feat to accomplish because once you taste this delicious drink, you will want to take your time to enjoy every last drop.

The Origins of Limoncello

In Northern Italy, limoncello may be also referred to as limoncino. There is much debate about where exactly the liquor originated, but it is certain that the beverage has been around for at least 100 years. Traditionally, it is produced with the zest of a certain type of lemon, known now as Sorrento lemons, or limone di Sorrento, which come from the beautiful region of Campania located in southern Italy.

Sicily, Sorrento, and the Island of Capri are notorious for their fertile soil and lemon production. Since healthy soil and a prosperous harvest come hand in hand, it is thought that these beautiful southern locations produce the very best lemons in all of Italy.

The Role of Lemons in Italian Culture

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Lemons are revered in the Italian culture, as they are very sustainable. In addition to aiding in digestion after a large Italian meal, lemons also have many health benefits. Some of these advantages include being a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants, which are vital to a healthy immune system. But that’s not all- lemons also provide folate, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and high amounts of the compound limonin, which is said to have cancer-fighting properties.

Have we convinced you to have a glass of limoncello yet? Needless to say, the next time you are enjoying a delicious meal and the server brings limoncello to your table, bottoms up! Just kidding, make sure to sip it slowly and enjoy knowing all the health benefits that you will be receiving from the delectable and bittersweet lemon nectar.

Limoncello’s & Its Myriad Varieties

While shopping for the perfect bottle of limoncello in your local Italian grocery store or market, you may be surprised to encounter several other variations of this delicious beverage. Though these alternative drinks are typically made through the same process as limoncello, they are created with other locally grown fruits in Italy. For example, melons can be used to make meloncello, pistachios for pistachiocello, arancello from oranges, fragoncello from strawberries, and even crema di limoncello, which is a less-alcoholic version with milk added.

How the Pros Make Limoncello

First, to start the fermentation process, lemon zest is added to either vodka or grappa, a grape-based alcoholic beverage of Italian origin. After letting the mixture sit in a cold, dark room for a given number of days, simple syrup is added. Then, it is time to wait again until it mixture is ready to be served! The variations in strength and flavor between different types of limoncello most typically lie in the concentration of sugar and water, or the ratio of the two. Typically, the alcohol content of limoncello lies between 25% and 30%.

Your Very Own Limoncello Recipe

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Here’s a full recipe to make your own traditional Italian limoncello at home. If you’re not in Italy, you will have to use lemons from your lemon tree, local grocery store or farmer’s market, but you can at least follow the traditional process which is quite simple. Remember, the sweeter the lemons the better. After the long but rewarding process, you’ll be able to enjoy your tasty and refreshing drink knowing that you made it yourself like a pro. Plus, you’ll be able to share a wonderful, not to mention delicious, part of Italy with your family and friends. You can even throw a dinner party and serve it at the end of the meal like the Italians do. Take a look at the recipe below to get started on your very own batch of homemade limoncello:

Ingredients: 15 organic, thick-skinned lemons 50 fluid ounces of 100-proof vodka Simple Syrup: 4 cups sugar 5 cups water

Process: Thoroughly wash the lemons. Zest the lemons, being careful to only use the very outer, yellow part of the rind (the white part underneath the rind will spoil your limoncello). Put the vodka in a large glass jar or vat. As the lemon is zested, continually add it to the jar of vodka.

After you’ve added all the zest, cover the jar and let it sit in a cool, dark room for at least 10 days, maximum of 40 days. The longer you wait, the better the taste will be! During the “fermentation” process, the vodka will take on the yellow color from the zest.

Make your simple syrup by combining 4 cups of sugar to 5 cups of water in a large saucepan, bring to a gentle boil, and let it continue to boil for 5 to 7 minutes. Then remove from heat and let it cool before you add it to your “fermented” limoncello mixture.

Once added to the mixture, the jar should be re-covered and allow it to sit for another 10 to 40 days (I know, I know- it’s a process!).

Finally, using cheesecloth or coffee filters, strain the mixture to remove all the lemon zest and discard of it. You may then put the mixture into glass bottles or jars and then store it in the freezer until it is ready to be served! It will not freeze, because of the alcohol, but this will allow it to be served at the perfect temperature when you are ready!

A Final Thought on Your Passion for Limoncello

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Though the process may be lengthy, tasting your very own limoncello for the first time will surely be worth all your hard work! However, don’t worry if you don’t have the time to complete this process because there are many other easy ways to try this delectable beverage! For one, you can simply order a glass at your favorite Italian restaurant after a meal, or pick up a bottle or two on your next trip to Italy to try it for yourself. Apart with Limoncello, you can enjoy our Rome tours !

For more information or to arrange a tour check out  What a Life Tours  or contact us by phone +39 06 88975757/+39 334 7273299 (WhatsApp), or email at  [email protected] !

Published:  25.12.2023

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Il Convento welcomes you for an authentic limoncello experience amongst their lemon groves.

Your tour will start from the farm of Il Convento , where they produce different liqueurs, including their flagship product, limoncello. Here, you will discover all the steps involved in the production of their limoncello, as they were handed down for generations. Then you will visit the lemon groves of Il Convento , where you will learn about the various cultivation techniques typical of the Sorrento peninsula.

Finally, you will reach the farmhouse of Il Convento , where you will enjoy a tasting of their various products , including a selection of the various liqueurs they produce, such as Limoncello, Arancello (made with oranges), Mandarinetto (tangerines), Crema di Limoni, Liquirizia (licorice), Mirto (myrtle) and Nocillo (walnuts), as well as a tasting of their homemade citrus marmalades and their extra virgin olive oil. During the tasting, you will be told about the history of the building and the company.

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By public transport: Take the SITA bus, Sorrento - Sant'agata via Massa line and get off at the Parco delle Sirene stop. Once off the bus with the navigator follow the address to Via Bagnulo No. 10. It is a 400-meter, 5-minute walk The winery is unfortunately not accessible for people on wheelchair

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  • Via Volturno, 78, 90138 Palermo PA, Italy For H 10:30 a.m. class: nearby the Porta Carini bar, at the entrance of the Capo Market For H 05:00 p.m. class: at the location in via Vittorio Emanuele, 492 ( front Cathedral ) second floor, name SANTONOCITO, push the ring bell lower on the right, In the afternoon, markets are not active.
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  • Bar Porta Carini, Via Volturno, 78, 90138 Palermo PA, Italy
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Limoncello on Italy’s Amalfi Coast

There’s only one way to get to the best limoncello in the world, and that’s via the Amalfi Road, a one-and-a-half lane road that winds up and down one of the world’s most beautiful and terrifying coastlines. Taking a tour bus on what’s little more than a paved donkey path while trying hard not to think about soaring off that road into the Gulf of Naples one thousand feet below has left me shaken; I’m an acrophobe. I need a drink.

Our bus driver delivered safely us to the town of Praiano, perched on those cliffs. Amalfi coast dwellers live vertical lives; the distance to shops, restaurants and your neighbors’ homes is measured not in kilometers, but in the number of stairs one needs to climb to get there. It’s an unlikely place for humans to thrive. It’s an improbable place to grow lemon trees. But the world’s best limoncello requires the world’s best lemons, which, we’re told, only grow in this particular region.

This seems like a boast, but Valentino Esposito, the owner of limoncello factory Il Gusto della Costa , backs this claim. “The limone Costa d’Amalfi is unlike your lemons. It can stay on the tree for over a year after it’s ripe. It keeps growing. It gets longer, and sweeter.” The lemons are massive, the size of mangoes. Valentino grabs a peeler and quickly shaves one down, producing a handful of rind, with none of the bitter pith that an amateur might leave. “We start making the limoncello with the fresh lemons. A couple of hours after they are picked, we peel them.” There are also no chemicals; the company uses pesticide-free lemons.

Limoncello was first crafted on the Amalfi coast. There’s some debate regarding which of the coastal towns—Sorrento, Amalfi, or Capri—was the first to produce it. What you get here is definitely not the citrus-flavored cough syrup served at your local Olive Garden. Standard limoncello has a grain alcohol base. “Everclear,” says Valentino, “like the American teenagers drink at their parties.” Grappa, he insists, is what makes great limoncello; the stuff’s fairly common here, obtained from local winemakers, an inexpensive byproduct. Pounds of those Costa d’Amalfi lemon rinds—hand-peeled, of course—are added to vats of grappa; the batches sit for three days, then strained and mixed with a sugar syrup.

Valentino pours some shots. “Limoncello is a digestivo , you drink it after you eat your meal,” he says. “It’s best cold, but you don’t need to put it in the freezer.” I sip mine. The sweetness is there, of course, but the flavors are clean, and those lemons really do make a difference. The tartness is front and center, with a slight hint of the lemon oil that’s lost in mass-produced versions.

I buy a bottle to bring back home to the United States. Then I think about the bowels-loosening drive back down that perilous road to my hotel. “Can I get another shot, per favore?”

Il Gusto Della Costa  Via Gennaro Capriglione 24 84010 Praiano SA, Italy

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Market Tour, Traditional Cooking and Limoncello class

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  • Small bottle of our home-made limoncello
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Via Volturno, 78, 90138 Palermo PA, Italy For H 10:30 a.m. class: nearby the Porta Carini bar, at the entrance of the Capo Market For H 05:00 p.m. class: at the location in via Vittorio Emanuele, 492 ( front Cathedral ) second floor, name SANTONOCITO, push the ring bell lower on the right, In the afternoon, markets are not active.
  • pick up su richiesta con costo extra
  • Bar Porta Carini, Via Volturno, 78, 90138 Palermo PA, Italy
  • Via Vittorio Emanuele, 492, 90134 Palermo PA, Italy
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pushchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  1. Visit the home of Limoncello: inside Italy's Luxardo distillery

    The original Luxardo distillery location, founded in 1821, was in Zara on the Dalmatian Coast and almost destroyed in WWII. The only brother of the 4th generation to survive the bombings was Giorgio Luxardo, who relocated the distillery to its current site in 1947. "Along with my grandfather, also called Nicolò, who was the 5th generation ...

  2. Sorrento's Limoncello: Tour & Tasting in a 150-year Seafront Factory

    Our tour begins in a storied factory where master craftsmen have honed their skills for over 150 years. Witness the meticulous process involved in creating our renowned Limoncello, the crown jewel of the collection. From hand-selecting the finest local lemons to extracting their vibrant essence and infusing it into a meticulously crafted recipe ...

  3. Where To Find The Best Limoncello In Italy (And Tasting Tour Info)

    These are the liquors you can buy: Frida's Limoncello. Lemon Cheese Cake Liquor (creamy lemon) Frida's Arancello (orange liquor) Licorice Liquor. Coffee Liquor. You can also buy other products like hand sanitizer, chocolate-coated rinds, or jams depending on what they have at the time.

  4. Visit the limoncello workshop: Sorrento Excellence

    All the secrets of limoncello revealed in our open workshop! Tour the open workshop at Sorrento Excellence: a guided walk through the stages of production of our traditional lemon liqueur, "Limoncello di Capri". The workshop is enclosed in glass, so visitors can see how the liqueur is made while the guide explains the recipe and technique.

  5. Sorrento: Limoncello Factory Tour and Tasting Experience

    Highlights. Tantalize your senses on a tour of a 150-year-old Limoncello factory in Sorrento. Indulge in a memorable tasting session with a variety of limoncello flavors. Journey through time inside an ancient limoncello factory and learn the history. Learn how limoncello is made from the craftsmen themselves at the factory.

  6. Sorrento Farm Experience with Pizza, Cheese Making and Limoncello

    Travel to a pizzeria for a hands-on lesson and feast on pizza straight from the oven plus coffee and dessert. Finish the tour with a glass of limoncello. Read more. from. $190.36. per adult. Lowest price guarantee Reserve now & pay later Free cancellation. Ages 0-99, max of 16 per group. Duration: 4h 30m.

  7. Visit the Fabbrica Trasparente

    A captivating journey to discover the culture, territory, and expertise that contribute to the making of our unique Limoncello DICAPRI. Here visitors are guided through the whole production process and told methods, secrets, and curiosities. The tour ends with a tasting of the authentic Limoncello DICAPRI and an optional visit to the shop where visitors can buy local delicacies or enjoy the ...

  8. Limoncello Tour and Tasting in Campania

    A Historical Wine Experience at Cantine Bonaparte in Campania. Italy , Other. €30.00 Book now. Enjoy a guided vineyard hike through the vineyards admiring the view to the Mediterranean, and sample six wines from the extensive portfolio of Cantina del Vesuvio Winery paired with local gourmet delicacies. Italy , Vesuvio.

  9. Market Tour, Traditional Cooking and Limoncello Class

    When it comes to exploring the distinctive cuisine of Sicily, the Market Tour, Cooking, ... let's now explore the rave reviews and glowing recommendations for the Market Tour, Cooking, and Limoncello Class. With a total of 21 reviews and an overall rating of 5.0, it's clear that this experience is highly regarded by visitors to Palermo. ...

  10. 2024 Sorrento Farm and Food Experience including Olive Oil, Limoncello

    Sample fresh lemonade, olive oil, jams, honey, cheese, and Limoncello and end with a traditional Italian meal. Read more. from. $97.70. per adult. Lowest price guarantee Reserve now & pay later Free cancellation. Ages 0-99, max of 20 per group. Duration: 3h 45m. Start time: Check availability.

  11. Market Tour, Traditional Cooking and Limoncello class

    Discover and book Market Tour, Traditional Cooking and Limoncello class on Tripadvisor. Help. If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we'd be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7803P8. +1 855 275 5071.

  12. Market Tour, Traditional Cooking and Limoncello class

    Nowhere in Italy is the cuisine more distinctive than Sicily, but you need the help of a local to discover the island's unique culinary traditions. With this cooking and limoncello-making class in Palermo, enjoy the insights of a local chef while you visit the historic Capo market to select ingredients and then enjoy a home cooking class in the Vucciria neighborhood. Prepare and sample three ...

  13. Limoncello Tour on the Amalfi Coast

    TOUR DESCRIPTION. We will start from the source of this liqueur, the lemons. The tour will take place in a garden of lemons with the intense scents of lemon groves and you will learn how the fruit is reap. Then we will move to the laboratory to see how "the limoncello" is actually made. From the peeling of the lemon till the final step.

  14. Limoncello tasting and lemon tour in Sorrento

    The limoncello tasting tour experience starts with a guided tour in a traditional lemon garden in Sorrento with full explanation on the cultivation and production techniques; you will learn about the different varieties of centuries-old lemon trees (Ovale di Sorrento, Sfusato di Amalfi and cedar). After the lemon garden tour, you will be ...

  15. A Taste of italy's Refreshing Limoncello

    Sicily, Sorrento, and the Island of Capri are notorious for their fertile soil and lemon production. Since healthy soil and a prosperous harvest come hand in hand, it is thought that these beautiful southern locations produce the very best lemons in all of Italy. ... Apart with Limoncello, you can enjoy our Rome tours! For more information or ...

  16. Limoncello Tour and Tasting in the heart of the Sorrento ...

    Naples. Campania. Italy. " An authentic experience among the lemons of the Sorrento coast, accompanied by a tasting of limoncello and typical products of Il Convento ". Check Availability! Gift. Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes. Cancel Free: 5 Days Prior. Participants: Minimum 2, Maximum Not Specified.

  17. 2024 Market Tour, Traditional Cooking and Limoncello class

    Market Tour, Traditional Cooking and Limoncello class cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. ... Sicily UNESCO Tour. 4. Bus Tours. from . £2,396.72. per adult. Private Full Day Tour to Scopello, Zingaro and Castellammare. 1. Historical Tours. from . £239.67. per adult ...

  18. How to try limoncello in Sicily

    Limoncello is a favorite strong drink for all Italians, which is produced in southern Italy, including Sicily. The Italians believe that the most delicious liqueur limoncello prepared just in Italy, because there are the most juicy lemons, the best sugar and the strongest alcohol in Italy. Limoncello is served in any restaurant and you will ...

  19. There's only one way to get to the best limoncello in the world

    Oct242018. Limoncello on Italy's Amalfi Coast. There's only one way to get to the best limoncello in the world, and that's via the Amalfi Road, a one-and-a-half lane road that winds up and down one of the world's most beautiful and terrifying coastlines. Taking a tour bus on what's little more than a paved donkey path while trying ...

  20. 2024 Class Limoncello / Make And Take Away

    Departure and return. Start: Via Scala Carini, 73, 90135 Palermo PA, Italy. End: This activity ends back at the meeting point. Accessibility. Wheelchair accessible. If you have questions about accessibility, we'd be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85768P4. +1 855 275 5071.

  21. Tripadvisor

    We had the oppurtunity to be with her for 14 days for our family trip in Sicily for 2021. ... Market Tour, Traditional Cooking and Limoncello class cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  22. Limoncello: The Amalfi Coast's Iconic Liqueur of Unique Flavors

    Of course, many other versions exist, including Limoncello made in central Italy, Sicily, Lake Garda, and even France. Still, purists will always insist that the real deal must be made from the unique variety of lemons grown on the Campania terroir, Sorrento, or Sfusato Lemons. ... Welcome to Cellar Tours, the premier Luxury Travel Specialist ...

  23. Amalfi Lemon Experience

    Lemon Tours Salvatore Aceto +39 335 1218292 Carmen Amodio +39 320 1553650 . Cooking classes & Food Experiences Ramona Avitabile +39 338 2936509 . [email protected] Via delle Cartiere, 59 - Amalfi. Our partners. Sito di proprietà di Amalfi Lemon Experience S.r.l. - P.IVA 05671880655 - Tutti i diritti riservati.