Book a stay of at least three nights in this B & B from November to January and take part in the myrtle harvest!
You will stay in an elegant structure located between the Amalfi and Cilento coast. Immersed in nature, just a few km from Salerno, it is the ideal location for a peaceful and relaxing stay. The structure is surrounded by a breathtaking landscape; in the distance you can admire the faraglioni cliffs of Capri, Puntalicosa, and Capo d’Orso.
With a stay of at least three nights, you’ll also take part in the myrtle berry harvest that takes place from November through January. Basket in hand and weather permitting, you’ll go on an approximately 2 hour walk harvesting organic myrtle berries. You’ll learn all about its ancient origins, how their harvested and preserved, and tasting methods.
In addition to participating in the myrtle harvest, you’ll have the opportunity to visit some of the most characteristic places in the area, such as the famous archaeological sites of Paestum and Pompeii, or give yourself a day of complete relaxation at the thermal baths (Terme di Contursi).
It’s a strategic location that will serve as the perfect starting point for all your day trips!
The property is located just three minutes from the Battipaglia motorway exit and 20 minutes from the port of Salerno. It consists of six bright and comfortable rooms and four independent apartments, with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, fridge, washing machine, hairdryer and courtesy service. The apartments have a separate bedroom, a bathroom, a balcony, a microwave and a living room with a fully equipped kitchenette.
In the morning you can enjoy an excellent continental breakfast made with high quality organic products from local producers. Breakfast is served exclusively in the room at a cost of € 3 per person.
The structure offers its guests private parking monitored by cameras free of charge. Soon, another parking lot will be available with two charging stations: one for electric cars and one for Teslas.
And it doesn’t stop there! The staff of this B & B will be at your service for the duration of your stay. They can organize spa days, cultural outings like Paestum and Pompeii, sports, or book tours and excursions for you to experience the wonderful area of Salerno.
And don’t forget to ask their advice on the best restaurants where you can experience the authentic flavors of Campania!
Offer: 3 nights + myrtle collection
Single room: € 150.00
Double / twin room: € 180.00
Triple room: € 255.00
Quadruple room: € 300.00
Breakfast: € 3.00 / person
Offer valid from November to February
Experience the Myrtle Harvest
Myrtle fruit ripens towards the end of November with the harvest continuing through January.
The harvest consists of detaching the myrtle berries from the plant, without damaging the shrub. Since no machine can harvest with the same degree of delicacy, it is still done by hand.
This is where you come in! Flanked by experts, you’ll pick the ripe berries from their branches by using a comb-like tool that strips the branches. The berries are then dropped into buckets or onto sheets placed under the plant. At this point the ripe fruit will be easily detached when the “comb” passes, while the leaves will remain firmly tied to their petioles.
With basket in hand, you’ll detach the ripe berries from their branches, being careful not to break the leaves nor the petioles attached to the plant. The myrtle berries are completely organic which means that no herbicides or pesticides have been used at any stage.
Experiencing the harvest is certainly something unique. You’ll learn all about this fundamental resource for local harvesters and how to keep the plant healthy so that it can be harvested the following season.
To ensure that the myrtle liqueur is of the highest quality and, above all, doesn’t lose its color, aroma, or flavor, the berries must be processed immediately. It is precisely for this reason that local artisans begin macerating the berries in the liqueur within one to two days.
To find out more about myrtle harvesting and processing, all you have to do is book a minimum stay of three nights in this B & B and experience it first hand!
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Package Code: 1812101149