This is an ancient cultivar, which owes its name to the fact that it is commonly found in the Amalfi area, and specifically in the area between the Lattari mountains and the south-facing Amalfi Coast.
The plant is rarely remontant and fairly vigorous, with few thorns. It has pale green, elongate leaves with a slightly rounded tip.
The purplish buds grow either singly or in clusters.
The fruit is larger than the common lemon, practically seedless, and characterized by its particularly elongated shape. The rind is of medium thickness and rich in essential oils. It is used to make the typical lemon liqueur called limoncello.