I LIMONI E IL LIMONCELLO DELLA COSTIERA AMALFITANAThe Amalfi Coast is a good example of how the agricultural landscape can characterize a geographic area. And ‘This is the place where the lemon trees bloom, whose beauty was much admired by artists and poets of all time. We know with certainty that the lemons of the Amalfi Coast were known since Roman times, as evidenced by some of the frescoes and mosaics found at Herculaneum and Pompeii. They had their aesthetic qualities and aromatic top gave him importance and in fact were cultivated and used only as ornamental plants. Its spread in those days mainly covering the towns of Maiori Minorie regard to the slope of Salerno; regarding the location of the Neapolitan side diffusion were those of Sorrento and Massa Lubrense. The striking contrast of colors between the green leaves of the citrus groves and the blue sea of the Amalfi Coast are a landscape unique. To protect their groves by bad weather, you can see details pergolas characteristic, the “straw mats” or mats made of straw tied with strips of chestnut, about two meters wide, placed on pergolas built with chestnut poles, including those vertical are called “allirti” and horizontal “current”. The most widely grown lemon in the Amalfi Coast is Sfusato Amalfi, a local ecotype, derived from the variety “Femminello Sfusato.” The juice that is obtained from the lemons of Amalfi is traditionally more suitable as a condiment than other lemons because they are more fragrant and tastier. The “Sfusato Amalfitano” can be used the juice, the whole fruit, seeds, skin and even the leaves. Its therapeutic properties are indicated as adjuncts in: anti-infective actions, actions stimulating the immune system, anti-stress activity, protective actions for smoking prevention actions on growth and senescence, enhancement of sports performance. By maceration of the peels in alcohol with the addition of a syrup of sugar and water you can easily get a liqueur that is part of the tradition, the limoncello. Limoncello born at the beginning of the twentieth century and its authorship is disputed between Sorrento, Amalfi and Capri: it is well known that using the product in Campania Sorrento lemon (the “femminello”) or sfusato Amalfi IGP. U.S. actor Danny DeVito liked so much to do with this liquor to produce its own brand: the “Danny DeVito’s Premium Limoncello.”