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Discovering the lemon houses

What are the lemon houses? As the name suggests, these structures were greenhouses, where citrus fruits were grown.

This particular greenhouse, sometimes also commonly referred to as a "giardino d'inverno" (literally winter garden), allows the growth of these delicate plants. It is made up of a fixed part, made of stone pillars and wooden beams, and a removable part (glass and wooden boards) that was put in place, depending on the season and temperatures, allowing light to enter and protecting the plants in winter periods.

The lemons are planted directly in the ground, on artificial terraces, called "cole" from Limone to Salò. The peculiarity is that in this way the lemon trees have a house that protects them all around. Lemon houses have always been an attraction for the tourists, because they are unique and like open-air museums allow the visitors to take a step back in time and discover the origins of the place.

There are three lemon houses that can be visited: the Limonaia del Castel, the Limonaia del Tesol and the Limonaia of Villa Boghi and the Segala family is at your disposal to give you all the information you need to visit them, when you will be our welcome guests.

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