Limoncello was perhaps born in the early 1900’s when Lady Maria Antonia Farace grew lemons and oranges to produce this liquor to serve her guests at her small boarding house in Capri. Her “nipote” opened a bar after World War II that specialized in his nonna’s old limoncello recipe.
In 1988, his son Massimo Canale opened a small handmade production of limoncello, patenting the very first trademark “Limoncello”. Thus, Capresi believe the paternity to be rightfully theirs.
Still, Sorrento and Amalfi have age-old legends and tales about this citrusy liqueur.