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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 Gardens in Ravello

Villa Rufolo

To the south of Ravello’s cathedral, a 14th-century tower marks the entrance to this villa, famed for its beautiful cascading gardens. Created by a Scotsman, Francis Neville Reid, in 1853, they are truly magnificent…
Top Choice Seafood in Massa Lubrense

La Torre

This delightful, laid-back Slow Food restaurant on a tranquil square serves mouth-watering traditional cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. The menu changes seasonally, but you can usually depend on classics like to…
Top Choice Italian in Positano

Donna Rosa

This is one of the Amalfi Coast’s most reputable restaurants, located in mountainside Montepertuso, above Positano. Once a humble trattoria and now run by Rosa’s daughter Raffaella, the lineage is set to continue wi…
Top Choice Club in Praiano

Africana

This club near Marina di Praia makes for a memorable boogie – though beware the pricey drinks. Africana has been going since the '50s, when Jackie Kennedy was just one of the famous VIP guests. It has an extraordina…
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 Mediterranean in Sant’Agata sui due Golfi

Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890

This two-Michelin-star restaurant is generally regarded as one of Italy’s finest. Prepared with produce from the chef’s own 6-hectare farm, the seasonally changing menu includes such hallmark dishes as lightly seare…
Top Choice Trattoria in Sorrento

Da Emilia

Founded in 1947 and still run by the same family, this is a homely yet atmospheric joint overlooking the fishing boats in Marina Grande. There’s a large informal dining room, complete with youthful photos of former …
Top Choice Performing Arts in Ravello

Ravello Festival

Between late June and early September, the Ravello Festival – established in 1953 – turns much of the town centre into a stage. Events range from orchestral concerts and chamber music to ballet performances; film sc…
Top Choice Ristorante in Positano

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Understated elegance meets creative cuisine at this contemporary set-up. Local and organic ingredients are put to impressive use in beautifully presented dishes such as ravioli stuffed with aubergine and prawns or s…