Experience hosted by Bruna

90 mins, Hosted in Italian and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

First of all, a "Citrus grove Tour" in the garden and then you will be revealed the "secret" recipe with which Nonna Tonia has been preparing her Limoncello for 50 years. Access the entrance hall of the Building built by my Ancestors through a portal made of "Piperno", an ancient Vesuvian lava stone that surmounts a door made of Walnut and Chestnut. At the bottom, passing a wrought iron gate, you enter the centuries-old citrus grove, a typical Vesuvian garden and from here you will be transported back in time through the story of anecdotes and legends that surround it. Then, we will dedicate ourselves to the research and collection of the best lemons and, then we will move on to the implementation of the recipe, to the various steps of the manufacturing process, a manual and practical moment to which the participants are also invited: from the cutting of the skins to their infusion alcohol, until filtering and storage in glass bottles where the infusion will rest for weeks before being ready. I also show you where to store it, in which glasses to serve it, how to taste it, obviously using Limoncello prepared previously, and finally we compare it "Blindfolded" with other Limoncello to discover its Uniqueness...!
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Other things to note
In the center of a town in the Vesuvian area. Nearby you find every service, good and other distinctive sign of the (chaotic) Civilization: but, having crossed the threshold of the entrance door, it will seem to you as if you have entered an Oasis in the desert. Not surprisingly, some guests called it "A well kept secret!"
First of all, a "Citrus grove Tour" in the garden and then you will be revealed the "secret" recipe with which Nonna Tonia has been preparing her Limoncello for 50 years. Access the entrance hall of the Building built by my Ancestors through a portal made of "Piperno", an ancient Vesuvian lava stone that surmounts a door made of Walnut and Chestnut. At the bottom, passing a wrought iron gate, you enter the centuries-old citrus grove, a typical V…

What's included

  • Drinks
    We provide participants with drinking water, with the addition of lemon jui...
  • Equipment
    We provide gloves and Bilama grater to peel lemon peels, for those who want...

Meet your host, Bruna

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I teach English, I am active in the local cultural world and I am also a voluntary ArcheoClub guide to the archaeological site "Oplontis" - UNESCO Heritage ... but my passion is also cooking and what it has to do with the preparation of food and spirits ( I also prepare the Nocillo with garden nuts). For 19 years, since I was married, I have been collaborating with my mother-in-law in the preparation, handmade, all year round, of Limoncello, made with organic lemons from our citrus grove, which we also offer to B&B guests. I have followed tasting courses and I like to compare the limoncello produced by others with ours. I invite guests to do the same for fun: I challenge them to buy for me (I pay!), traveling between Sorrento, Capri and the Amalfi coast, a better one ... if they find it. But the "Nonna Tonia's Limoncello" remains their favorite !!!
I teach English, I am active in the local cultural world and I am also a voluntary ArcheoClub guide to the archaeological site "Oplontis" - UNESCO Heritage ... but my passion is also cooking and what it has to do with the preparation of food and spirits ( I also prepare the Nocillo with garden nuts). For 19 years, since I was married, I have been collaborating with my mother-in-law in the preparation, handmade, all year round, of Limoncello, made with organic lemons from our citrus grove, which…
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Where you'll be

The experience takes place in the garden of the family palace, 19th century residence, a practicable oasis of greenery and relaxation, which you certainly wouldn't expect in the city center! Our family fought to prevent it from becoming a skyscraper, first, a parking lot, then. The continuous production of Limoncello has become the affirmation of the family's cultural identity and environmental sensitivity.
Leading the Guests, among the citrus fruits, the black earth and the lava stone walls, telling them anecdotes, fills us with pride.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

casual dress