In the municipality of deliciousMyrtle, just 7 km fromCapo dOrlandoo, covers 14 hectares, cultivated with citrus and olive groves,the Paparoni farmi, family run, founded in the early 1900s.
“At the end of the 80s, when I started to take care of the family business - my main idea was to innovate our production techniques, so we fully embraced the principles of organic agriculture, rationalized the irrigation system with a significant saving in terms of water and energy and later we built a photovoltaic panel system. Finally, we have built a welcoming farmhouse, which is a popular destination for lovers of peace and nature.a natura.
Speaking of lemons, the cultivar used is a common feminine that has always been present in the company and has found its ideal habitat in this valley, where the Zappulla stream flows. Thanks to a particular microclimate, the result of our cultivation and a very aromatic lemon, very rich in juice and with exceptional organoleptic qualities, it is no coincidence that we are preparing the necessary for an Igp recognition.p.
The Paparoni company, which is also an educational structure, in addition to the cultivation of lemons, oranges and clementines, produces an award-winning organic oil called EMERALD OF CONTURA. It is a high quality oil, which comes from a rare and very ancient Sicilian cultivar, the MINUTA present only in a few plots of the Nebrodi mountains, which has obtained recognition of excellence by the international Slow food association, of which it is also a Presidium. Furthermore, the presence of the Sicilian Black Bee, also a Slow Food Presidium, fundamental fordamentale per
the pollination of citrus fruits, he suggested the idea of raising it, so we are also a beekeeping company.a.
In recent years the company has also become a farmhouse with the proposal of sixi holiday homesindependent, comfortable and air conditioned obtained fromancient peasant houses recently renovated and surrounded by greenery.
At guests' disposal also 2 splendid finely equipped swimming pools.
To these must be added also the proposed activities such as::
“the path discovered a beautiful walk through the countryside over 1500 meters long, full of paths with infinite varieties of cultivated and spontaneous plants, such as Sicilian banana trees, medlars, mulberries or the many fruit trees as there are in the Sicilian countryside. Then, the history of which our territory is steeped gives an extra touch to our company.da.
I must say that the vision I have of the company and that we are trying to implement comes from the memories of a child when I went to the countryside with my grandfather and it was a succession of emotions of things to look at and above all eat..
The presence of under the age of thirty in the company staff is a source of pride and hope for a change of course. These young people fully embraced the project for a new agriculture, which in a nutshell can be summarized in the rediscoveryta of peasant civilization, with slightly more modern objectives.ni.