Along the central coast of Campania, driving an hour south of Napoli, lies one of the most beautiful stretches of coast that I have ever seen. Although I am sheepish to admit, considering the vast variety of flavors, people, art and rich traditions throughout the entire Italian peninsula, the Amalfitana is my favorite part of Italy to travel and dine. Driving from Sorrento all the way down to Salerno, there lie a plethora of exquisite towns and small cities, each wrapped around a little inlet or natural port, each with its own flavor, each worth a visit.
In the town of Amalfi, da Gemma is one of my favorites, on the terrace just up from the duomo.
Situated on the water, outside the tunnel on the road south to Atrani.
Your destination for modern food and the best wine list in town.
A hotel restaurant perched high above the sea.
The restaurant in the Hotel le Sirenuse is quite tasty, if slightly Americanized.
“Worth the journey,” as Michelin might say.