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Top Choice Cathedral in Amalfi

Cattedrale di Sant’Andrea

A melange of architectural styles, Amalfi's cathedral, one of the few relics of the town's past as an 11th-century maritime superpower, makes a striking impression at the top of its sweeping flight of stairs. Betwee…
Top Choice Museum in Amalfi

Museo della Carta

Amalfi’s paper museum is housed in a rugged, cave-like 13th-century paper mill (the oldest in Europe). It lovingly preserves the original paper presses, which are still in full working order, as you’ll see during th…
Top Choice Seafood in Amalfi

Marina Grande

Run by the third generation of the same family, this beachfront restaurant serves fish so fresh it's almost flapping. It prides itself on its use of locally sourced organic produce, which, in Amalfi, means high-qual…
Italian in Amalfi

Ristorante La Caravella

The regional food here recently earned the restaurant a Michelin star, with dishes that offer nouvelle zap, like black ravioli with cuttlefish ink, scampi and ricotta, or that are unabashedly simple, like the catch …
Cave in Amalfi

Grotta dello Smeraldo

Four kilometres west of Amalfi, this grotto is named after the eerie emerald colour that emanates from the water. Stalactites hang down from the 24m-high ceiling, while stalagmites grow up to 10m tall. Buses regular…
Trattoria in Amalfi

Il Teatro

Superb no-fuss trattoria tucked away in the atmospheric backstreets of the centro storico (Via E Marini is reached via Salita delgi Orafi). Seafood specialities include pesce spada il teatro (swordfish in a tomato, …
Church in Amalfi

Chiostro del Paradiso

To the left of Amalfi’s cathedral porch, these magnificent Moorish-style cloisters were built in 1266 to house the tombs of Amalfi’s prominent citizens; 120 marble columns support a series of tall, slender Arabic ar…
Seafood in Amalfi

Lo Smeraldino

Situated west of the centre, on the waterfront overlooking the fishing boats, this inviting blue-and-white beachside restaurant was founded in 1949. As well as crisp-based pizzas, this is a good place for fancy riso…
Seafood in Amalfi

La Taverna del Duca

Grab a chair on the square at this popular restaurant with its fishy reputation. Specials vary according to the catch of the day but might include carpaccio di baccalà (thin strips of raw salted cod) or linguine wit…
Italian in Amalfi

Le Arcate

On a sunny day, it’s hard to beat the dreamy location: at the far eastern point of the harbour overlooking the beach, with Atrani’s ancient rooftops and church tower behind you. Huge white parasols shade the sprawl …