La Dolce Vita en Amalfi Coast

As promised, I am sharing more places to visit in Italy.

I stayed in Hotel Raito, which is quieter and an hour away from the main town in Amalfi Coast as every hotel was booked. Raito is closest to Salerno.  It has a small town area with tons of pottery shops and restaurants.

My fiance and I took a ride north to the city of Ravello.  We visited an 11th century palace Villa Cimbrone.  It is a must see palace.  The views of the mediterranean sea are breathtaking.  A couple of words of caution, do not use Google maps, it will take you to another area.  Use Waze, park at the nearby lot and be prepared to walk, walk, plus more walking.  Pack a good pair of sneakers.

Villa Cimbrone
Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Italy
Sea view from atop of Villa Cimbrone
View from atop of Villa Cimbrone

There’s another villa named Rufolo, but we did not go there as time was limited and I wanted to check out two hotels in the area and have a Bellini. Stop by Belmond Hotel Caruso for the freshest Bellini’s from farm, blender and onto your table.fullsizeoutput_90f.jpeg
For dinner I highly recommend you book an outside table at Rossellini’s in the Palazzo Avino Hotel, which is right nexr door to Belmond Hotel Caruso.  It is a Michelin rated restaurant with stunning views of the sea.

Rossellini's Restaurant, Ravello, Italy
Rossellini’s Restaurant, Ravello, Italy
Amalfi coast by night 

If you decide to stay in the main part of the Amalfi coast there’s many options.  However, you may want to check out Hotel Sante Caterina.  It’s centrally located amongst all the shops and restaurants.

 Hotel Sante Caterina
Hotel Sante Caterina


Happy summer travels wherever your heart takes you!





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