2 February 2020 free admission to Pompeii excavations

2 February 2020 free admission to Pompeii excavations, visit the archaeological site!

2 February 2020 free admission to Pompeii excavations, book your room now and get a 8% discount!

2 February 2020 free admission to Pompeii excavations

Sunday, February 2, 2020, the “Sunday at the Museum” also returns to the Pompeii Archaeological Park, which provides free admission to all museums and state archaeological parks on the first Sunday of the month.

Remember that the winter entrance hours to the Vesuvian sites belonging to the Pompeii Archaeological Park are as follows:

• Pompeii, Oplontis and Stabia: from 8.30 to 17.00 (last admission allowed at 15.30)

• Boscoreale: 9.00 – 17.00 (last admission 16.00).

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2 February 2020 free admission to Pompeii excavations

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Pompeii reopens three new domus Monday 25 November 2019

Pompeii reopens three new domus Monday 25 November 2019, visit the archaeological site!

Pompeii reopens three new domus Monday 25 November 2019, visit the archaeological site!

Casa Leda and the Swan, Central Thermal Baths, Casa Amorini Dorati re-open

Pompeii reopens three new domus Monday 25 November 2019

In the excavations of Pompeii (Naples) the Via del Vesuvio, with the House of Leda and the Swan and the Central Baths, which can be visited for the first time, and the House of the Golden Cupids re-open. The inaugurations will be held on Monday 25 November (11 am).

The reopening of Via del Vesuvio takes place with the completion of the interventions for securing the excavation fronts that are affecting the 3 km perimeter that borders the area not excavated of the ancient city, as part of the Great Pompeii Project.

The return to the use of the road and of the buildings that overlook it, will allow the public to admire, for the first time, the domus of “Leda and the swan” found during the excavations at the Regio V.

Moreover, following the recent restorations, the complex of the Central Baths, never visited by tourists, will also be accessible. Finally, the House of the Golden Cupids reopens to the public at the end of the maintenance operations.

Pompeii reopens three new domus Monday 25 November 2019

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Pompeii Suite with private SPA Luxury, sauna and whirlpool tub!

Pompeii Suite with private SPA Luxury, sauna and whirlpool tub!

Pompeii Suite with SPA, sauna and whirlpool tub!

Pompeii Suite with SPA for exclusive use (with one double bed) and can accommodate 2 people (the beds are very comfortable with memory foam mattresses and pillows, high quality. I feel like sleeping in the clouds), with private bathroom.

This suite has a SPA with Sauna, a large whirlpool tub with 21 water and air massage jets, a floor shower with hydromassage jets and waterfall

Room Size: 24 m²
Bed Size(s): 1 double bed

Services in this suite:

  • Whirlpool tub with 21 water and air massage jets
  • Shower with hydromassage jets and waterfall
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Smart Tv-led 32″ with Netflix
  • Refrigerator freezer 49 lt.
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  • Starry sky with fiber
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Pompeii apartment with terrace and Vesuvius view

Pompeii apartment with terrace and Vesuvius view

Pompeii apartment with terrace and Vesuvius view! Your family holiday with pool, wifi, parking.

Pompeii apartment with terrace and Vesuvius view! 

This apartment of 50 sqm has 2 separate rooms: one bedroom with one (1) large double bed + one bunk bed; one bedroom with 3 single beds and can accommodate up to a maximum of 7 persons (the beds are very comfortable with memory foam mattresses and pillows, high quality), with private bathroom for the exclusive use (shower, hairdryer, free toiletries, toilet, bidet, washing machine).

This apartment has a kitchenette for exclusive use (sink, 4 burner hob, utensils and crockery, microwave).

Pompeii apartment with terrace and Vesuvius view

This apartment is situated on the terrace (2nd floor) and has exclusive use of a terrace of 80 m2 with view on Mt. Vesuvius, equipped with chairs, tables and chaise longue.

Room Size: 50 m²
Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed + 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 2: 3 twin beds

Services in this room:

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The Domus of Triptolemus

The Domus of Triptolemus (VII 7, 5)..is located in front of the Basilica and adjacent to the Sanctuary of Apollo…

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The Domus of Triptolemus

The House of Triptolemus (VII 7, 5) is located in front of the Basilica and adjacent to the Sanctuary of Apollo. Since the second century BC it was a lavish domus provided with two atriums and two peristyles, which had both a board andprivate areas. The house is inserted in a block which was occupied since the third century BC, and after 80 BC changed into a single property by attaching the nearby house ofRomulus and Remus. The structural modifications and the renovation of the decorative furnishings document the wealth and importance of its owner’s role, who was probably one of the notables of the Sullan colony.
Entering the vestibule located at Via Marina n. 5, one accesses the Tuscan atrium of the house (b),which is paved with marble chips and has a central impluvium. Through two steps, one accesses the peristyle (l) – which has twelve columns and a rectangular basin which is located inthe central area used as a garden.
The peristyle columns are covered with red and white plaster, and were originally connected to each other through wooden bulkheads.

From the portico of the peristyle, which is paved with a white mosaic dotted with black pieces, one accesses the boardrooms (m, n and u). The wide hall (m) is decorated with Fourth Style frescos. It shows a series of small paintings depicting erotes, which are located on the top of thesocle decorated as fake marble. Among them there are the paintings depicting Venus and Adonis, and Hermaphrodite in the mirror, which are known only through drawings of the late 1800s.

The famous fresco depicting Triptolemus was part of the triclinium’s decoration
(n), which gives the name to the house. The hero, chosen by Demeter to teach the agricultural arts to humankind, is depicted as receiving a basket of ears of wheat. Another painting celebrated Venus coming from the sea on the back of a triton, and her arrival at the hill where she would found Pompeii, the city of Venus (Veneris sedes: Martial. IV, 44).

The exedra (u), which is completely open on the peristyle and on axis with the entrance, was the most important room of the house. It is accessed through a threshold of lava blocks, which is followed by a polychrome mosaic pavement decorated with the motif of the city wall. The center of the room is decorated by a big square decorated by limestone tiles with a perspective cubes motif, which is similar to the one found in the cella of the nearby temples of Apollo and Jupiter. The recovery of this motif in a domestic context is a rarity, which was used by the owner to increase the importance of the house. From the peristyle of the house of Triptolemus one accessed the adjacent house which was used as pars privata. It is provided with a second colonnaded peristyle (x), another atrium with tufa impluvium (g) which is set off-center from the vestibule, on which wider and smaller (cubicula) are open, and service rooms.

On the southern side of the peristyle there is a marble block, which is part of an architrave. It carries the name M(arcus) Artorius M(arci) l(ibertus)Prim[us], who was an Augustan Age architect, responsible for the restoration of the Great Theater of Pompeii (CIL X, 807; 841). Despite the fact it was found in the house, the block belonged to a public building, probably the nearby Basilica.
In the triclinium (n) two large pieces of the vault decorated with mosaic from the Suburban Baths are exhibited, which were discovered during the 1959 excavation. They were part of a barrel vault of a hall (m 11,40 x 7,60), which is almost completely occupied by a swimming poolwarmed up through a ‘samovar’ system (and this is the only case known in Pompeii so far). The rare mosaic, which is stylistically close to Fourth Style paintings, was made after the AD 62 earthquake. In the first section of the mosaic (which is located on the left of the series) there are colorful frames which are worth noting; one of these frames is decorated with shells and fishes, among which there is a darting dolphin. In the second section, under a circle decorated with a shell motif, there are meander motifs, garlands held by a winged figure, an eagle on a globe inserted in a tripod, and a landscape painting.

 

The Domus of Romulus and Remus

The Domus of Romulus and Remus…was erected in the second century BC

The domus of Romulus and Remus was erected in the second century BC, in the same period when a unique sort of sidewalk, decorated with a pebbles mosaic, was realized in front of the house…

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The Domus of Romulus and Remus

The domus of Romulus and Remus was erected in the second century BC, in the same period when a unique sort of sidewalk, decorated with a pebbles mosaic, was realized in front of the house. Located in a prestigious district of the city, in proximity of a city gate and the main public buildings, the house has a traditional plan: the entrance (a) leads to the atrium with impluvium (b), surrounded by private rooms.

The representative rooms comprise a tablinum (k) and an oecus (n) as well as a small garden (q), surrounded by a portico with fluted columns, paved in cocciopesto (p). The room (t), an alcove, bears traces of the presence of a bed, namely grooves visible on the east and west wall.
The name of the house derives from a fresco which was lost during the bombing of 1943. In the night of August 24 (in tragic coincidence with the supposed date of the eruption in 79 AD) and September 13, two bombs fired by Allied forces hit the domus. The fresco was located in room (n) and represented the legendary she-wolf while suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, founders of Rome (established, according to the legend, on April 21 753 BC).
Inside the house, which was excavated primarily in the years 1871-72, the bodies of five persons were discovered, one of whom died when attempting to escape. His right hand was clapsing numerous gold, silver and bronze coins, while the left hand was clapsing a gold and a bronze ring. Since we know of another lost wall painting depicting Romulus, and since one of the rings bears the initials FA.H, M.
Della Corte hypothesized that in 79 AD the house was inhabited by members of the illustrious gens Fabia (hence the initials FA), known for contributing to the college of priests who organized the celebrations commemorating the foundation of Rome during the feast of Lupercalia .
The marble steps at the entrance as well as the discovery of finely crafted objects (including a bronze stool, silver objects, a safe of which the basis of lava stone remains, placed in room (g) reflect the high living standard of the family.
The great Fourth Pompeian Style frescos in the peristyle (p) show, on the west wall, statues of nymphs, a fountain and a peacock. Originally, there was also a sleeping satyr. A group of animals is depicted on the north wall: an elephant and a buffalo; a snake and a winged griffin (top), a cow, a gazelle, a donkey, a running fox, a bear and paws of big cats. The scene, placed on a red background with flowering bushes and birds, recalls the theme of the paràdeisos, a garden full of exotic animals. In the central part, which is lost, Orpheus was probably entrancing the animals with the sound of his lyre.

 

The Domus of Marcus Lucretius Fronto

The Domus of Marcus Lucretius Fronto…is one of the finest atrium houses in Pompeii

Behind a simple façade, along the street perpendicular to Via di Nola, there is one of the finest atrium houses in Pompeii…

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The Domus of Marcus Lucretius Fronto

Behind a simple façade, along the street perpendicular to Via di Nola, there is one of the finest atrium houses in Pompeii.  While its original structure dates back to the second century BC, by the age of Augustus (end of the century.BC – beginning of the first century AD) it was inhabited by one of the c i t y ’ sleading families. Electoral inscriptions found on the façade during the excavations suggest that the owner’s name was Marcus Lucretius Fronto, a cultured man, who set out for a brilliant political career.

Though modest in size (about 460 m²), the house brims over with paintings befitting the elite status of its owner; albeit its simple furniture, it provided rich intellectuals stimuli through the paintings, which belong to the late Third Style. The central area of the house consists of the atrium and tablinum 2, 7, decorated with paintings in the late Third Style showing mythological scenes. The principal frescoes in the tablinum 7 are set next to small paintings with a black background, held by candelabra, depicting sumptuous imaginary villas overlooking the sea.

 

In the middle of the left wall, a dark-skinned Mars is bending over Venus, clearly with amorous intentions, in the presence of Cupido; on the opposite wall Bacchus and Ariadne are represented on a chariot. In the cubiculum 6, painted in deep yellow, two moralizing scenes are represented: on the left wall a cupid with cornucopia is placed next to Narcissus admiring his reflection in the water.
On the other wall, Pero is nursing her old, imprisoned father Cimon, saving him from death by starvation. Two medallions with portraits of children placed next to the door suggest that the room might have belonged to the owner’s sons.

The decoration in the Fourth Style was probably part of the restoration work done in the room after 62 AD. In the triclinium 4, which is currently being restored, there is a picture with the murder of Neoptolemus by Orestes against a backdrop showing an imaginary  Delphic temple, while Hermione appears in despair at the foot of an altar.

The rear of the house is occupied to the left by a kitchen area, a viridarium and a portico with several small rooms opening towards it. On the left wall of the triclinium 12 Dionysus and a Silenus are depicted. In the neighbouring room 14, the skeletons of five adults and three children were discovered. They were crushed by the collapse of the roof during the eruption that destroyed the city in 79 AD. On the north wall of the garden area one can still recognize a hunting fresco with wild animals (lions, panthers, and bears) as well as domestic animals (bulls, oxen, horses).

The southern part of the wall painting was damaged when ancient diggers made a hole in order to enter the house (so called “cunicolari”). At the time of the eruption, restoration work was being done in the garden as an amphora full of lime, found under the stairs, demonstrates..

Herculaneum and Pompeii, ruins open at Christmas and New Year

The sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae and Boscoreale also be visited December 25 and January 1.

The initiative will allow many tourists who chose the Campania for the festive season to admire the remains of the Roman city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.In addition, Saturday 28 December, the entry will be free in all places of art state.

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Special Openings

 

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The ancients ruins did not go on vacation: stay open on Christmas and New Year. In making the announcement the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Naples and Pompeii, who joined the national project sponsored by the Ministry of Heritage, Culture and Tourism.

Precisely because of this project, the archaeological sites of Pompeii and HerculaneumOplontis (Villa di Poppea)Stabia (romans villas off  Varano hill) and the Antiquarium of Boscoreale, can be visited exceptionally December 25 and January 1. The initiative will allow, thus, to the many tourists who have chosen to spend the holidays in Campania end of the year to visit the Roman sites buried by the fury of Vesuvius.

In addition, Saturday 28 December, the entry will be free in all places of art state. Including archaeological areas. One more opportunity to spend some time at the foot of the most famous volcano in the world and appreciate the cultural significance of the remains of the Latin civilization wiped out in a hot summer day in 79 AD.

Special openings Christmas and New Year

Ruins of Pompeii

Visiting hours: from 9.00 to 15.00. Last admission at 13.30 .

Ruins of Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae and Boscoreale Antiquarium

Visiting hours: from 8.30 to 14.30 . Last entry at 13.30 .

Cost of the ticket:

Entrance Pompeii and Herculaneum: 11,00 € (reduced 5.50 for youth community aged between 18 and 24 years old and free for children up to 18 years and for EU citizens over 65 years).

Input Oplontis , Boscoreale and Stabia : € 5.50 € (reduced € 2.75 ) .

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office of the archaeological sites , or online at www.pompeiisites.org

 

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast : Positano is 36 kilometers of paradise away from Vietri sul Mare.

Amalfi Coast, immersed in a charming scenery, have in common a crystal blue sea, wild nature, maiolic dome churches and houses clunged to the rocks.

Amalfi Coast..is a stunning beauty with its steep sloped lemon tree gardens and coloured terrace houses and stunning views and azure sea..

The places, immersed in a charming scenery, have in common a crystal blue sea, wild nature, maiolic dome churches and houses clunged to the rocks.

Fourteen spots in total, each with its traditions and pecularities, worth visiting at least once in a lifetime.

Amalfi Coast

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 Amalfi Coast

The amalfi Coast

The places, immersed in a charming scenery, have in common a crystal blue sea, wild nature, maiolic dome churches and houses clunged to the rocks. The coast takes its name from Amalfi, since it is positioned in the center, and due to the town’s historical role during the centuries. In the IX century the town, with the rest of the Marine Republics, influenced the Mediterranean’s future. The Dome with its Paradiso Cloister, the Basilica del Crocifisso and the precious Carta d’Amalfi are the main attractions of the place.

The itinerary that starts from Positano with its narrow streets, the clothes boutiques and the beaches, and that then passes through Furore’s Fjord, the Grotte dello Smeraldo at Conca dei Marini, the square in Atrani and the steps in Raito, without mentioning Ravello and the other pearls of the coast, is a continuous of emotions, a journey to discover.

Amalfi Coast Tips

  • In Summer we advise you not to use the car to get to the Amalfi Coast (you can leave it in our parking). We advise you to take the boat from Salerno, in 35 minutes you arrive to Amalfi or Positano.
  • The Staff of the Faun will advise you on tours of the Amalfi Coast. You will receive a detailed guide on loan free of charge in English, with it your own map for Tour.

 

Get around

Sita buses  go along the coast from Sorrento to Amalfi and from Amalfi to Salerno. Choose the region “Campania” from the website to find the timetables. Tickets cannot be purchased on board but are very easy to find in bars, newsagents, etc. Many people opt to rent the ubiquitous scooters, which is a indeed a good option, if you have previous experience, otherwise the heavy traffic and narrow roads makes this a bad place to learn.

Most trips to Amalfi are done by boat, commonly people use Pompeii as a transit point, but you can also take ferries from Capri, Salerno and Paestum during the summer months. If you get easily sea sick, or would just rather take the bus, there are regular services by Sita Coach to Amalfi (1h50) about 6 times per day.
Taking your car is discouraged because of the road size and lack of parking. During the summer there may be limitations on the road for tourist buses: e.g. sometimes the road along the coast is one way only for tourism buses from Sorrento to Salerno.

The Amalfi coast is renowned for its diversity; every town has its own character and interesting sites. The most noticeable places to visit on the Amalfi coast are:

– Vietri sul Mare, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast, coming from Salerno, famous throughout the world for the production ofceramics, with its intense and vivid colors, and the beautiful hill towns of Albori and Raito;

– Cetara, a small fishing village, that has become famous over the years for its fishing related products, creating culinary specialties appreciated world-wide, such as the salted anchovy sauce and red tuna, for example;

– Maiori, the ancient Reghinna Major, which, despite the wide promenade and appearance of the new town, hides a very charming old town, made up of narrow streets and alleys, dominated by the imposing castle of San Nicola de Thoro Plano, to the north, and the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria a Mare, to the west;

– Tramonti, a group of villages and districts set among the green mountains, covered withvineyards, away from the clamor of the other coastal countries, well known for its authentic flavors, the excellent wines and dairy products;

– Minori, the ancient Reghinna Minor, with the remains of the Roman Villa of the I century A.D., the magnificent Basilica of Santa Trofimena and the tasty hand-made pasta, gastronomic specialty of the town;

– Atrani, one of the smallest municipalities in Southern Italy, with its picturesque square and the ancient church of San Salvatore de’ Birecto (X century), where during the times of the ancient Maritime Republic of Amalfi, the Dukes (Dogi) received their official investiture;

– Ravello, which, with its breathtaking views, at the top of its 350 meters above sea level, with its beautiful patrician villas (Rufolo and Cimbrone), the cathedral of San Pantaleone and its architectural treasures, have enchanted over the centuries important writers, artists and chiefs of state, such as: Boccaccio, Wagner, DH Lawrence, V. Woolf, Gore Vidal, Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo, Humphrey Bogart, JF Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline, and many others;

Amalfi Coast

– Scala, full of fascinating corners over the coastline and important monuments. It is the oldest town of the Amalfi Coast and was the birthplace of Fra’ Gerardo Sasso, founder of the Knights of Malta;

– Amalfi, the first of the four Maritime Republics in Italy, with its imposing Cathedral entitled to St. Andrew, preceded by an imposing staircase, the ancient arsenals of the Republic, the Cloister of Paradise and the Paper Museum, in which tourists and curious can admire the antique methods of production of the precious handmade paper of Amalfi;

– Conca dei Marini, a village overlooking the deep blue sea with the spectacular Emerald Grotto, the scenic church of San Pancrazio, the austere convent of Santa Rosa, perched to the rock, where the famous “sfogliatella Santa Rosa” was realized for the first time;

– Furore, also known as “the town that does not exist”, with its deep fjord characterised by a wild beauty, the “en plein air” murals and the small villages scattered along the slopes of the mountain;

– Praiano, with its narrow streets scented of geraniums, the beach of La Praia, the Saracen towers, the majolica dome of the Church of St. Luca the Evangelist, the impressive Monastery of Santa Maria a Castro and its romantic sunsets, admiring the bay of Positano, the Sorrento Peninsula and the Faraglioni of Capri;

– Positano, the pearl of the Divine Coast, with its typical “Moda Positano” sandals andlinen clothes craft shops, the charm of its old noble palaces, the Church of the Assumption (near which were recently unearthed the remains of a Roman villa) and the charming panorama of the “Li Galli” islands in the background.

Gastronomy on the Amalfi coast

The Amalfi Coast seduces its visitors not only for the wonderful panoramas and the intense blue sea, but also for the flavours and tastes of the local traditional gastronomy.Each town and village features typical specialties from the local products.

Scala offers tasty proposals such as: orecchiette pasta and beans, spaghetti with pork blood sauce, spaghetti with nut sauce, fried polenta, tied (in “rezza”) and baked liver with bay leaves, fried broad beans in suet, red marrow and beans, cakes with local chestnuts, “black and white” (marble cake) and tart with pork chocolate (“sanguinaccio”).

Amalfi proposes a memorable hand made pasta, the Scialatielli, a mix of flour, bran, finely cut parsley, pepper and grana cheese, usually served with a fresh cherry tomato sauce with clams, savory chicory soup, chicken broth with cabbage, various vegetables, “pezzenta” (a local spicy salami), rolled pork skin and interiors, profiterole cakes with lemon sauce and lemon cake with different preparations (all flavoured with the famous Sfusato Amalfitano IGP lemons).

The typical dish of Atrani is the “Sarchiapone”, stuffed cylinders of long marrow (a fruit of July), filled with minced meat and cheese and cooked in a rich tomato sauce, the cassata Atranese, the pasticciotto (a delicate short crust pastry cake filled with cream and cherry marmalade) and lemon cake.

Tramonti is famous for specialties with goat meat, served in all kinds of sauces, chiodini mushrooms fried in a corn flour, fresh mozzarella cheese, an excellent pizza (a cultural tradition which the locals have proposed World-wide through its emigrants) and a series of good wines (Tramonti Costa d’Amalfi DOC).

Furore proposes a traditional specialty of squid and potatoes in tomato sauce, and not to miss: a timbale of pork meat and bran, the “caponata” a cold plate of softened bread biscuits called “freselle”, covered with cherry tomatoes, anchovies, aubergines, and other vegetables preserved in olive oil. The final touch is certainly a glass of a good Furore Costa d’Amalfi DOC.

Conca dei Marini is famous for the pennette (pasta) with a cherry tomato “piennolo” sauce, baked rabbit in lemon leaves and the fragrant Santa Rosa sfogliatella cake, a product with local origins created in the ‘ 600 by the nuns of the Convent of Santa Rosa: a thin sheet of pastry wrapped in a shell-shape form, filled with cream and decorated with black cherries.

Praiano proposes typical fish dishes like tubetti (pasta) with squid sauce, spaghetti with clams and spiny shell fish, sardines and potatoes. Famous are also the cakes: the “pizze roce” (a crown of pastry with cream and fresh fruit) and the lemon cake in its different ways.

Typical of Vietri sul Mare (famous for its ceramics) is the lien filled with parsley, mint and hot peppers, cooked in a oil and vinegar sauce and fried ox interiors.

Not to miss in Cetara the anchovies, main ingredient in most sauces here, Tunna fish preserved in olive oil (Cetara is a fisherman town with one of the most equipped tuna fish fleets of the Mediterranean) and the famous “colatura” of anchovies (an elixir extracted from the pressing of salted anchovies).

Ravello offers a mix between fish and meat proposals: tasty folkloristic pastries and a selection of lemon cakes to taste with a glass of special Ravello Costa d’Amalfi DOC.

The traditional dessert of Maiori are the fried aubergines (egg plant), covered with a thick chocolate sauce, the almond paste biscuits and the “sospiri” (a soft Spanish cake filled with lemon cream and covered with icing. Other delicatessen are: the ravioli with fish filling in a cherry tomato and prawn sauce; the avannotti (small fish) cooked in lemon leaves, warm or cold hors d’oeuvre with finely cut octopus and linguine (pasta) with sea food. The local suggestion to complete your meal is a fresh lemon sorbet which offers great digestive purposes.

Minori is famous for the fresh hand made pastas still prepared in each Family, like the “scialatielli” served with vegetable or seafood sauces or the “ndunderi” a sort of gnocchi made of a mixture of flour, bran and local ricotta cheese served in a fresh tomato sauce. Not to miss: the tagliolini (pasta) with a lemon sauce and the risotto with citrus fruits.

The Amalfi Coast: considered by its visitors, a comparison to Paradise for its wonderful views and fantastic tastes and flavours!

A good lunch according to the Neapolitan tradition, now diffused also to the other Italian regions, demands the limoncello after the Neapolitan coffee. “Limoncello” is the traditional liqueur distilled from the peel of lemons (called sfusato amalfitano) produced in all the Coast of Amalfi until Sorrento. It’s a natural liqueur, with special properties, a unique taste, perfumed, obtained by an ancient and simple recipe. It’s a compound simple to realize, without added coloring, stabilizing or conserving agents. The simple way and the cure to produce it emphasize the originality and the purity, just like much time ago.

Limoncello is served at room temp. or cold, like digestive or aperitif. It’s an optimal digestive when it comes served in a cold glass. By adding some tonic water it becomes, also, a good drink. Best is to add it in the champagne or prosecco in order to prepare long-drinks. It’s very good on the ice
cream, the Macedonian or the strawberries. We suggest you to put the bottle in freezer, so to being able to fully taste it.

The recipe

Ingredients: 15 lemons (sfusato amalfitano from Amalfi) with a thick peel, 2 x 750ml pure alcohol, 4 sugar cups, 5 water cups.

Preparation: Wash lemons by using warm water and a vegetable brush. Dry them and remove the rind by using the special tool to get long and wide piece of rind. Fill up one water jug of alcohol (750ml) and rinds. Limoncello must macerate at room temp. for 80 days in the covered jug without light. It is not necessary to churn. After approximately 40 days prepare a syrup by joining water and sugar, carrying them to boiling and keep them boiling for approximately 5 minutes until they are not gotten thicker. When the syrup is cold join it to the water jug and the remaining alcohol (750ml). After others 40 days filter the compound and pour it in the bottles.