Ancient cultivars, gigantic, contorted, fingered, horn-shaped and elongated exemplars; tiny spheres the size of marbles, huge trees with both bi-coloured fruit, variegated leaves and a marvellous variety of citrus blossom.
blossom, citrus-of-any-kind blossom saturates the air. Zagara is the name for lemon and sweet orange blossom but also by association for the fragrance itself. The fragrance of bitter oranges is called neroli. The zagara is an enveloping presence in the greenhouses.
|as welcome and welcoming as the sun|
|espaliered lemon, luxuriantly growing up an external wall.|
|There are working lemon pergolas on the Sorrento and Amalfi coasts south of Naples, but this must be the largest, tallest and possibly most prolific decorative pergola|
|these lemons don't just look orange, they are orange|
|citrus limonimedica diamante, cultivar from Calabria|
|citrus limonimedica rugoso "fairly vigorous plant with an untidy appearance'|
|orange and lemon pergola|
nelle città rumorose dove l’azzurro si mostra
soltanto a pezzi, in alto, tra le cimase.
La pioggia stanca la terra, di poi; s’affolta
il tedio dell’inverno sulle case,
la luce si fa avara – amara l’anima.
Quando un giorno da un malchiuso portone
tra gli alberi di una corte
ci si mostrano i gialli dei limoni;
e il gelo del cuore si sfa,
e in petto ci scrosciano
le loro canzoni
le trombe d’oro della solarità.
to noisy cities where the blue appears
only in pieces, high up, between the rooftops.
The rain tires the earth, then;
the tedium of winter weighs on the houses,
the light becomes mean - the soul bitter.
When one day through a door ajar
amongst the trees of a courtyard
the yellows of lemons appear;
and the heart's chill ends,
and in our breast
|citrus limon foliis variegatis|
|citrus limon citrus paradisi, lemon-grapefruit hybrid|
|citrus limonimedica canarone an old cultivar, known in 18th century Florence|
|shop and entrance to the 'museum'|
|Oscar Tintori's answer to limoncello|
51012 Pescia (Pistoia)
Tel +30 0572 429191
Opening times are not available, best to check beforehand.
The nursery suggests visiting during the cooler hours of the day in summer.