AMALFI COAST

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    The Amalfi Coast is located in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy and is one of Europe's most breath-taking gems. Cliffs are terraced and scented lemon groves are common as are the whitewashed villas. Meanwhile sea and sky seem to merge in sublime unison. It is a popular destination for the region and Italy as a whole, attracting thousands annually from Italians, international tourists or couples on honeymoon. However, many secret places and non-touristic gems can still be found such as enchanted towers, and the fantastic masterpice of Oscar Niemeyer in the mountain village of Ravello. Of course there's the aristocratic influence of its past (and the famous Duchess of Amalfi) which harks back to events that occurred between about 1508 and 1513. The Duchess was Giovanna d'Aragona, Duchess of Amalfi, whose father, Enrico d'Aragona, Marquis of Gerace, was an illegitimate son of Ferdinand I of Naples. As in Webster's play, she secretly married Antonio Beccadelli di Bologna after the death of her first husband, the Duke of Amalfi. Her brothers exact revenge and this story remains a haunting story of family pride and thwarted love. The Amalfi coastline consists of many small villages, each with their own character and speciliaties such as Vietri sul Mare and its famous ceramics. The coast is known for its production of Limoncello liqueur - lemons are grown and harvested between February and October. If Limoncello is not a favourite tipple, the old time favorite Aperol spritz is also a regional delicacy.
    Not to be missed are: Positano (touristy but photogenic), Amalfi town, Ravello town (high in the mountains), Maiori and Minori. The easiest way to arrive on the Amalfi Coast is via Salerno arriving by train or via plane to Napoli. While renting a car is essential, it will take time to adjust to the local driving; ignoring traffic signals is frequent and can make for some hair-raising experiences.
    Don’t hesitate to visit Capri though it's best to leave this until after sunset to avoid the daily throng of visitors during the day, especially in peak season.

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    IL SAN PIETRO

    An Elegant Restaurant Offering A Traditional Dining Experience, Settled Inside A Classic Hotel In Positano, Between Positano And Praiano / Has Superb Views From Every Angle And Gardens All Over The Property

    Via Laurito, 2 - 84017 Positano +39 089 812 080 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    IL PIRATA

    This Is Praiano’s Ideal Location For Lunch / Il Pirata Restaurant Is By The Water On One End Of A Rocky Beach / Lunches In Il Pirata Are Chilled Out And The Added Bonus Is Guests Have Beach Access Afterwards / In The Evening, The Venue Twinkles By Candlelight And Is Perfect For A Romantic Dinner

    Via Terramare, 84010 Praiano SA +39 089 874377 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    CHEZ BLACK

    Chez Black Is A Simple Family Owned Restaurant Located Along The Port / It’s A Place Everyone Visits If They Are In Positano / Good Music Fills The Open Terrace / At Chez Black, Seafood And Pasta Are The Star Dishes And Portions Are Generous / Booking A Table In Advance And Requesting An Outside Is A Must

    Via del Brigantino, 19, 84017 Positano SA +39 089 875 036 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    DA GEMMA

    Da Gemma Is The Place To Eat In Amalfi / The Restaurant Is Along The Main Street In The Amalfi Village / Has An Amazing Terrace On The First Floor / It’s Ideal For Lunch And Dinner Alike / Their Pasta Is Delicious Though Opting For Seafood Is Also Recommended / The Wine List Complements The Menu And Has An Impressive Selection

    Via fra Gerardo Sasso, 11, 84011 +39 089 871345 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    HOTEL VILLA MARIA

    A Great Lunch Spot In Ravello Is Hotel Villa Maria / The Restaurant Faces The Sea And The Mountains / There Are Lots Of Tables In The Garden, Though Sitting Further Back From The Edge Is Recommended If A Fear Of Heights Is A Problem / They Serve Lunch And Dinner Throughout The Day

    Via Cappella, 10, 84011 Vettica +39 089 831049 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    DA SALVATORE

    Located In Ravello And Next To Villa Ruffolo Is Da Salvatore / This Restaurant Offers Everything From Traditional Seafood To Italian Classics And Even A Pizzeria / When Night Falls, Candles Are Lit And The Terrace Becomes Radiant As It Faces The Sea From Such A Great Height

    Via della Repubblica, 2, 84010 Ravello +39 089 857227 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    MAMMA AGATA

    Mamma Agata Reveals Italian Cuisine Via Personal Or Group Tutorials On Everything From Matching Food With Wine And How To Prepare Simple Pasta Dishes / This Is Not Simply A Restaurant But An Experience / After A Day In The Kitchen Everyone Can Enjoy A Meal In The Garden Overlooking The Coastline

    Piazza Santa Cosma, 9, 84010 Ravello +39 089 857845 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    EOLO

    This Is An Idyllic Place Perfect For Romantic Couples In Search Of An Intimate Dining Experience / With Only Three Tables Outside, It's Best To Book Well In Advance / Once Dinner Is Over Some Like To Go For An After Dark Swim On The Beach

    Via Pantaleone Comite, 3, Amalfi 84011 +39 089 871241 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    LA SPONDA

    With Breathtaking Views Over The Duomo, Beach And Onto The Village, This Is One Of The Most Iconic Dinner Settings In The Region / The Musicians Pass From Table To Table, There Is An Excellent Wine List And Good Primi Piatti Are Matched With Excellent Cheese Boards

    Via S. Sebastiano, 2, 84017, Positano +39 089 875066 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    MONASTERO SANTA ROSA

    This Amazing Building Is A Former Convent Perched On The Cliffs Above The Coast Of Conca Dei Marni With Stunning Views Of The Amalfi Coast / Now It As A Hotel With Interesting Rooms, A Beautiful Terraced Garden, An Infinity Pool And An Exceptionnal Dining Outdoor Area / Breakfast On The Terrace Is A Truly Wonderful Experience / One Must Not Leave Without Visiting The Spa

    Via Roma, 2, 84010 Conca dei Marini +39 089 832 1199 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    CASA ANGELINA

    Owned By A Native Italian, Casa Angelina Is Definitely One Of The Hidden Gems Along The Amalfi Coast / The Hotel Is Set In Praiano / The Decor Is Contemporary And Classic, Both Coxisting In A Seamless Way / Breakfast Is A Special Occasion, Best Enjoyed On The Terrace, As Casa Angelina Has A Fantastic Selection Of Fruits, Cakes, Salads, Juices And More Importantly Deliciously Prepared Eggs / Afterwards One Should Walk Down To The Small Quiet Beach Below - A Five Minute Trip / One Must Rent A Boat, Pack Some Snacks, Aperitifs And Wine And Spend The Day On The Water

    Via Gennaro Capriglione, 147, 84010 Praiano +39 089 813 1333 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    IL SAN PIETRO HOTEL DI POSITANO

    The Kindness In This Establishment - From The Valet To The Manager Left A Lasting Impression / Rooms Are Spacious, Well Equipped And Have Terraces With Either Sea Views Or Over Positano With Luxurious Sunsets / With Its Own Private Beach, Infinity-Edge Pool And Good Restaurant This Combines Classic Charm With James Bond Edge / The Swimming Pool Is The Coolest Retro Spot In The Coast

    Via Laurito, 2, 84017 Positano +39 089 875455 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    VILLA TREVILLE

    The Arrival By Boat Is The Preface To An Unforgettable Experience / The Luxuriant Gardens, Magnificent Terrace, Excellent Restaurants And A Fabulous Team It's All About Villa Treville / With The Most Beautiful Point Of View Of The Amalfi Coast Over Positano This Is The Perfect Setting For A Romantic Escapade / The Hotel Extends Over Two Hectares With Its Own Private Beaches / The Hotel Garden Supplies The Produce For Its Kitchen While Many Other Pets Roam Around

    Via Arienzo, 30, Positano +39 089 812 2401 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    LE SIRENUSE

    Le Sirenuse Is One Of Italy's Best Luxury Hotels And Its Fame Is The Result Of Location, Ambiance And Style / Owned By A Neopolitan Family - The Marchesi Aldo, Paolo, Anna And Franco Sersale Decided To Turn Their Summer House Into A Charming Hotel And It Remains A Family-Operated Hotel / Le Corbusier, Who Is Great Inspiration Of MONTROI Because Of His Nomad Life, Helped With The Renovation / It Is A Dream Place That Isn't Quite Real When You Are There And Becomes Beckoningly Real After You Have Gone

    Via Cristoforo Colombo, 30, 84017 Positano +39 089 875066 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    VILLA SAN MICHELE

    A Cozy, Well Positioned Hotel With Rooms That Overlook The Sea At A Reasonable Price / Villa San Michele’s Ambiance Is Very Disarming And Homely / Additionally, It Has Some Steps That Literally Go Into The Water, Which Is A Great Plus

    Via Carusiello, 2, 84010 Ravello +39 089 872237 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    ANDREA PANSA FOR COFFEE

    Opened Since 1830, It Combines Irreproachable Quality With Its Iconic Location / Totally Worth A Visit To Enjoy The Best Capuccino In Amalfi / Must Try The Pistachio Ice Creams / Everything Is Home-Made / Offers Very Delicious Desserts: The Cake Lemon Delight, The Crémeux, Full Of Flavor Or The Lemon Granita, A Pure Marvel

    Piazza Duomo 40, 84011 , Amalfi +39 089 871 065 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    AUDITORIUM OSCAR NIEMEYER

    A Fabulous Construction / The Auditorium's Concept Design, Drawings, Model, Sketches And Text Were Made By Niemeyer In 2000 And Completed Under The Guidance Of His Friend, Italian Sociologist Domenico De Masi / With Surprising Sculptures In The Entrance Of The Building The View From Here Is Breathtaking

    Via della Repubblica, 12, 84010 Ravello +39 089 858360 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    RAVELLO FESTIVAL

    Orchestras From Around The Globe Play In The Evenings As Part Of The Annual Classic Music Festival / The Concerts Are Held At Awesome Locations, Such As The Authentic Villa Rufolo Gardens, Which Is An Open Air Space With Stunning Views On The Edge Of The Cliff / One Must Check The Schedules For This Festival And The Other Popular Amalfi Coast Events / www.ravellofestival.com / www.bigliettoit/circuito

    Piazza Duomo, 84010 Ravello +39 089 858149 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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    ONE FIRE BEACH

    A Quiet And Cool Beach Along The Coast / It Can Be Accessed From Casa Angelina (It's The 'Hotel' Beach) Or One Should Ask For Cala Della Gavitella – Praiano / The Argentinian Manager Animates The Place; Sunbeds Can Be Rented And There Is A Restaurant Too / One Can Relax And Have Some Mojitos, Aperol Spritz And Iced Coffees / Capri Is On The Horizon - Though Not Within Swimming Distance

    Cala della Gavitella, Praiano +39 089 813 039 , view website , view on map

     

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    HIKING IL SENTIERO DEGLI DEI

    The Amalfi Coast Has An Amazing Sea Life But Also Unexpectedly Beautiful Mountain Scenery; Hiking Here Is Absolutely Recommended / The Sentiero Degli Dei Links The Tiny Hill Top Town Of Agerola, With Nocelle, A Village Outside Of Positano Nestled On The Slopes Of Monte Peruso / Ideally, Walkers Should Go From Agerola To Nocelle, And Not Vice-Versa, This Way The Route Is A Gentle Downhill One Of Just Over 7 km (It Should Take About Three Hours), With Magnificent Views Of The Amalfi Coast And The Island Of Capri / The Path Is Not Suitable For Those Who Suffer From Vertigo / As An Alternative, Hiking To La Torre Dello Ziro Is A Cool Journey Too

    Da Bomerano, A Nocelle (Positano), 80051 Agerola , view website , view on map

     

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    RENT A BOAT

    Renting A Boat On The Amalfi Coast Is One Of The Nicest Experiences / Even A Small Boat Will Do The Job; All That's Needed Is Some Lunch And Champagne To Enjoy The Coast From The Sea / If The Boat Is Rented In Positano One Should Opt To Go Towards Amalfi, Or In The Direction Of Capri

    Spiaggia Grande, Positano 84017 +39 3381539207 , send email, view website , view on map

     

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