THE WANDERESS | DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO MOVE THROUGH
THE WORLD WITH LIGHT FEET, OPEN HEARTS
& PURPOSEFUL ACTIONS.
Once again The Wanderess is stirring, as she flees reality for The Amalfi Coast — Italy’s Province of Salerno. Jetting south from Milan to Napoli by train, she seeks to get lost in the narrow streets and feast on as many dishes of native dough she can find. Here, it is quiet, full of blooming Bougainvillea, and though she’s never been here before, it feels like home.
Read on for a travel guide to Italy’s Amalfi Coast — sneaking into the best private beaches, where to find the most divine flat crust pizza and beautiful stays within budget.
Stay | Palazzo Starace: What more could one want than a balcony that overlooks the downtown of a little coastal town as it wakes, and rises each day. The smells of charcuterie being laid out, mixed with ocean breeze & exhaust from each Vespa that crams through the angular streets welcomes mornings with open arms. The building, more than dreamy — a beautiful old storied home, complete with marble spiraled staircase.
Bellevue Syrene: If you’re more inclined to find yourself in a resort setting, this is the perfect pick. Its floor to ceiling windows and private beach are a fit for a Principessa. The interior game is out of this world with carefully collected sculptures, art, and tiled scenes.
Eat/Drink | L’Antica Trattoria: After a long day of dodging fiat’s in the narrow streets of Sorrento, while shopping for trinkets, find yourself at L’Antica with a bottle of wine for an al fresco dinner.
See | If you’re brave enough, meander down through the tunnels and caves that lead you to Bellevue Syrene’s private swimming hole. The Wanderess found herself here often for a quick morning dip in the sun-warmed waters.
Stay | Airbnb: This little yellow house clinging to the hillside is called Carmen, and the perfect place to hide out just a stone’s throw from the saltiest of seas. The Wanderess couldn’t have made up a place more perfect to rest her bones.
Eat/Drink | Belvedere Hotel: smack between the beach and the steep cliff terrain that makes up Conca Dei Marini, this becomes the ultimate breakfast spot due to the view alone. Feast on full breakfasts that will sustain your day’s adventures while eyeing the endless big blue.
See | There’s nothing more to see then the winding steps of this tiny town, that lead you down to the bathwater swimming holes along the coast — and that’s how we liked it.
Eat/Drink | Da Maria Trattoria Pizzeria: This spot must be run by none other than the thin crust pizza gods. Sit out front, a bottle of red wine at your fingertips, and soak in Amalfi life as it strides by in nightly festivities.
See | Get lost among the winding back alleys that will eventually spit you out at the Duomo. Just to the Duomo’s left is one of the world’s most sacred places, Cloister of Paradise. Its purpose serves as an ancient relics and crypt. (first image below).