The Vigliano family welcomes us to their Lemon Farm.
Valentina, Ida, son Luigi, Papa Vigliano. Valentina runs the hotel affairs and makes ceramics, Mama Ida cooks, makes mozzarella each morning, Papa supervises everyone, including the 2 pigs, and 2 cows that make this an authentic agritourismo farm stay. This, like so many Italian families in business, members glean continued perseverance and success from ancestorial efforts, requisitioning only the natural products of the earth and their own hard work. Guests find their way to this relaxing hideaway from all over the world.
Luigi describes grafting process to farm guests.
Recon with the dangers of the wild orange tree.
The canopy is on purpose to protect the trees from the north wind.
We learned that the famous lemons are born from the wild orange and lemon long after a complicated grafting process described by our host Luigi, who also tutored us at lunch one day on the making of limoncello.
The farm is a replica of grandma Vigliano’s love of flowers.
Lunch on the terrace provides a fine view of Naples under the shadow of Vesuvius.
Mama Ida makes mozzarella each morning.