Sorrento 2: An Agri-Tour of La Masseria Family Farm

Sorrento 2: An Agri-Tour of La Masseria Family Farm

     I had originally scheduled a tour of Pompeii for the day, which required a very early morning departure from our hotel and taking two trains to reach our destination. The weather had been so oppressively hot, I decided to cancel those reservations amongst the stone ruins and stay in Sorrento. Instead, I booked a tour of the Masseria Family Farm, which sounded interesting, low key, and relevant to our Washington State agricultural roots.

      La Masseria has been a family- run farm since 1898, and today, gives guided tours of its lemon and olive groves operations and the farm's history, production, and traditional farming techniques. Tastings of their own products (wine, olive oil, Lemoncella, cured meats,) plus a delicious homemade Italian dinner including wine pairings from their own farm, was very fun and a nice break from our WWII focus.  Free samplings and meeting this delightful farm family with all the adult children and their spouses actively working there, was a bonus. And, we made friends and toasted with our tablemates from the UK, Hanni and Florence. ”Hanni” is a sous chef at a well-known London restaurant, and it was interesting hearing his comments about the food.

 I hope you enjoy this up-close-and-personal tour of a family lemon and olive farm in the hills of Sorrento, Italy. The pictures tell the story.

Posted December 30, 2023

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