The Travel Guide: Amalfi Coast, Italy
July 18, 2017
Ristorante Mediterraneo – The Zucchini Flowers are a must start to any meal. This restaurant is up from the beach and offers a great patio to dine and people watch the crowds of Positano.
Al Palazzo – The restaurant of Palazzo Murat, a fancy hotel with beautiful outdoor seating in Positano. Very romantic.
Terrazza Cele – With a terrace overlooking the water, this restaurant hosts great views for sunset.
DOGastrotrekking – With Metafarm. Take a walk through the flora and fauna of Montepertuso with co-founder Giacomo Miola and learn about local edibles. Lemon leaves, poppy petals and flowers that taste like garlic, Giacomo introduces a new way of looking at the greenery around you and teaches you how to forage your own food. Take what you’ve foraged back to the kitchen at Colle dell’Ara and prepare a home cooked feast, connecting with the land around you through all five senses. Path of the Gods – A five mile hike from Agerola to Montepertuso (sections above the Positanocoastline). Take a bus or taxi to the trailhead in Agerola and hike all the way to Montepertuso, duration about 3.5 hours. The trek itself covers rocky terrain that slopes upward toward and beyond an ancient church and vineyard, across ruins of an old town, and along the ridge line to Montepertuso. For the full experience, hire guide Maurizio De Rosa, whose family’s farm is along the path itself. More information here. Private boat to Capri – An incredible way to experience the coastline and gain perspective of Positano from the water. Your driver will be well versed in land and sea, taking you to various caves, grattos and beaches along the way. Rock Climb – Connect with Cristiano Bacci from La Selva to hire a guide. We hiked from La Selva up to a wall beyond the “hole in the rock” with guide Francesco Galasso. The views from town are stunning, the views from a rock wall above the town, beyond. Sea Kayak + Paddle Board – A more active approach to viewing the Positano coastline. STAY La Selva – A rock climbing and yoga oasis, La Selva is only accessible by foot from Positano or Montepertuso. This is a hiker’s rustic paradise, located along a mountain path. The property has an outdoor yoga platform + indoor yoga studio and can accommodate large groups with rooms sleeping up to 6 people. Private rooms are also available. Colle dell’Ara – Home to Metafarms, this B+B is near the top of Montepertuso, overlooking town and water. La Casa di Peppe – Skip the mountain hikes and stick to Positano’s many stairs at this boutique hotel. Once the residence of a local family, this elegant home was converted into a series of original suits complete with large Italian bathrooms, a hard find in many areas of Italy.