How Lemons (and Menton) Made Monaco Famous

Glamorous MonacoThe castle where Monaco startedThe casino is reflected in the mirrored globeThe casino interior (or at least what you can see if you don't pay to gamble) Everyone knows Monaco, famous for glamorous casinos and the rich and famous, but few people have heard of Menton, its French neighbor. And yet Menton is the … Continue reading How Lemons (and Menton) Made Monaco Famous

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The sweet story of Lake Garda’s lemons

Growing any crop is a huge gamble... growing lemons on the hillsides of the western shore of Lake Garda means facing almost impossible odds. First, the latitude -- lemons generally are grown between the 40th parallel north and the 40th parallel south, and Lake Garda is at 46 degrees of latitude, north of the equator. … Continue reading The sweet story of Lake Garda’s lemons