Relaxing walk among the inebriating lemon groves of the Amalfi Coast, aimed at discovering the beauty of this enchanted land, accompanied by an exclusive tasting based on the Sfusato lemon.
Maiori - Corso Reginna (near the Church of San Giacomo)
2h (stops included) - 3 km
The Path of Lemons is a simple but fascinating walk that connects Maiori to Minori, along the ancient road that was once the destination of the passages of farmers and mules, for the transport of the yellow gold of the Amalfi Coast.
When it was born, this road was the only connection between the two villages of Minori and Maiori, the alternative road was in fact represented by the sea; this stepped path crosses some of the best known and most typical areas of Amalfi for the production of sfusato, a typical variety of lemon that grows only in these areas, known throughout the world for its shape, scent and exquisite flavour.
The tour starts after a brief introduction from the beginning of Corso Reginna in Maiori. We will pass near the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria a Mare, a church built in 1505. The stairs will lead us to Torre, a small village in the municipality of Minori, which houses the ancient Church of San Michele Arcangelo which will enchant you with one of the most beautiful panoramic points of the coast “Il Belvedere della Mortella” (the dialectal name of the myrtle plant, very common in the area), from where you can see Ravello and, more in the distance, Amalfi and Atrani.
During the walk we will visit the farm of Giovanni Ruocco, a well-known local farmer, who for generations has been cultivating and taking care of his lemon groves together with his family. We will walk among its gardens of fragrant and fleshy lemons, with a characteristic tapered shape, used for excellent culinary preparations such as the delicious Amalfi lemon salad, citrus jams and lemonade that we will taste in the shade of the crops.
The excursion will then continue along the path, accompanied by a fantastic panorama until you reach the square of Minori, passing next to the church of Santa Trofimena, thus concluding the visit.