Legend has it that the Amalfi Coast is named after a nymph with whom Hercules was madly in love. After she died, Hercules searched the world for a burial site worthy of his love and chose the craggy coastline where we just enjoyed the most exquisite stay. The Amalfi Coast combines natural and man-made beauty forms -- at the highest levels.
Here are my recommendations for your trip to this magic place.
- Pizza 3.0 - Ciro Cascella
- Concettina a tre Santi
- Doctor Vintage
- Luigi Cammarota was the most informative, reliable driver. His website is here.
- Santa Chiara Boutique Hotel - not fancy but perfect
Only advice is to hire a guide.
- Hike to Agricola Fore Porta for lunch
- Ristorante Il Chiostro for dinner
- Lemon sorbet in a lemon at any of the gelato shops
- If you are interested in cycling, book a bike tour with Cycling Amalfi
- The restaurants at Il San Pietro and Le Sireneuse were extraordinary for the food, service, views.
- We loved the vongole and calamari at Bucca di Beppo in the port.
- Hotel Montemare - spacious, clean rooms with comfortable beds. Just note that if you arrive through the port with baggage, you must hire a porter
- So nice to rent a small boat to see the little beaches and grottos. You are able to negotiate pricing, and there are many vendors in the port.
- We stoped at Conca del Sogno. Highly recommend the zucchini pasta. We chartered a boat from Boat Experience Positano (firstname.lastname@example.org) - perfect size for 2 people.
- La Fontelina - go by foot in supportive shoes; the views are amazing, but the climb is steep, and many fall.
- Da Paolino ("The Lemon Tree") - charming lemon-filled restaurant, very photogenic
- Aurora - the pizza
To set a table at home to feel like you are in the Amalfi Coast, click here.