Ever wished you could really get to know authentic Italian cuisine? Then the Amalfi coastal region is for you.
An Epicures Delight
If you’re passionate about good food and sensational scenery then the Amalfi coast offers innovative tours, blending an array of delicious dishes with some of the most fabulous towns on the winding coastal road, the 40km long Strada Statale. This beautiful area boasts some of the most exciting regional cookery in Italy which you can sample to your heart’s content. The freshest seafood, enhanced by tangy lemons fresh from local trees, juicy olives and sun ripened tomatoes are just some of the ingredients on your journey of culinary discovery on the Amalfi coast.
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Places of Interest on the Amalfi Coast
The rugged cliffs where colourful homes perch above glittering azure waters define this popular area. Amalfi itself is a gorgeous town surrounded by craggy outcrops, nestling at the foot of the cliffs. See the 9th century Amalfi cathedral and sample ricci, a local pasta, traditionally shaped using an umbrella spoke, served simply with fresh basil pesto. Positano is a favourite with visitors to the region, while beautiful Ravello where the Villa Cimbrone, Villa Rufulo and the cathedral are worth seeing is a highlight. Visit Vietri sul Mare, Tramonti and the picturesque town of Minori.
The Delectable Produce of the Amalfi Coast
Lemons are big news on the Amalfi coast and the huge, juicy sfusato di Amalfi lemons are the basis for some of the best loved delights. Try refreshing granita made with the juice of dozens of lemons, or enjoy a sfogliatella, a shell shaped pastry case filled with thick lemony cream, with a genuine Neapolitan coffee. Possibly one of the most famous products created using the region’s lemons is limoncello, the zesty liqueur is an international favorite but the home made versions you’ll sample hear are beyond compare.
Discover Magical Menus in Romantic Settings
Relish juicy San Marzano tomatoes on the freshest pizza base, enhanced with delicate fior di latte mozzarella and fresh basil leaves as the sun sets over the sea at Ravello. Indulge in scialatielli pasta with prawns and anchovies fresh from the shore in Sorrento and choose from cheeses, local olive oil, fruit liqueurs and delicious pasta. If you yearn for a truly romantic setting, or if you adore sublime foods and wines, then the Amalfi coast is perfect for you.
Hotels in the Amalfi Coast
B&B Sharon House
Average Price: €85
Average Rating: 9.4
Hotel Santa Lucia
Average Price: €67
Average Rating: 7.8
B&B Giardino dei Limoni
Average Price: €63
Average Rating: 8.6