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What to drink

Who're gonna call to cool off in the warm summer days in Italy? Ghostbusters? 

Well, we suggest you turn to our friends limoncello, limonata, espresso and wine instead. 

If you want to try them all without scrolling through blogs and Google reviews, look no further!

Browse the list below and... Bottoms up!

Limoncello

The Amalfi Coast is known for its oversized lemons called sfusati. The zest of these lemons is the base for limoncello, a popular alcoholic beverage served chilled as a digestivo after a meal at any restaurant. 

You’ll find many shops selling the liqueur, related products -  including candies and a delightful creamy version of limoncello - and offering you samples.

The area offers also opportunities to appreciate the cultivation of lemons as well as the production of limoncello and other lemon-based products. Here are a few ways to experience it:

1 / I Giardini di Cataldo - Sorrento

​An orchard that’s been producing citrus since the 19th century. In the middle of the lemon grove, they have a shop where you can taste their limoncello, gelato and marmalades.

​In addition to limoncello, the shop also sells honey, marmalade, pastries, lemon-based natural cosmetics, and limoncello-themed guided tours.

3 / Amalfi Lemon Tour - Amalfi

Tour of a family-run limoncello factory where you can have the chance to learn more about producing limoncello, growing and harvesting lemons. The tour includes tasting of limoncello and other lemon-based products.​

Espresso

We say that Neapolitan coffee is like hell - dark, hot and bitter. More than just a drink, it’s a ritual that's deeply embedded in the local culture. It is often chugged down al volo ("on the fly"), so while it’s savoured, it's not lingered over.

Here's a few places where you can taste the real deal, but keep in mind - you can get amazing espresso pretty much everywhere in Naples and the Amalfi coast.

Founded in 1860, Caffé Gambrinus is a is a bar, cafeteria and historical Neapolitan pastry shop. The prices are higher than other bars, but its elegant and sumptuous halls deserve a visit.

Indulge in their speciality coffee with hazelnut cream - a pricy but unforgettable treat for any coffee lover.

3 / Bar Mexico - Naples

The perfect spot for a delicious cup of espresso. This cafe is known for its Passalacqua coffee blend. You can also enjoy some great Italian pastries here while taking in the beautiful views of Naples.

Wine

Like many Italian regions, Campania is home an impressive array of grape varieties, some of which are found almost nowhere else on earth.

One of the most important varieties is Aglianico, introduced to the area by the Greeks and later cultivated by the Romans. This grape is behind the region's two most famous and respected red wines: Taurasi and Aglianico.

Also vital to Campania's vineyards are the white-wine varieties, such as Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo and Falanghina.

The Amalfi Coast is considered one of Italy’s “heroic” winemaking areas because of the seemingly impossible journey from vine to glass. When you drive along the area’s famous coastal road, every glance to the hillside reveals vineyards in terraces.

Here are some of our favorite and most famous wineries you can visit on the Amalfi Coast.

1 / Enoteca Belledonne - Naples

Bottle-lined shelves set a cosy scene at this classic Chiaia wine shop and bar. The menu includes charcuterie boards and more than 30 Italian wines by the glass.

2 / Cantine Russo Vesuvio - Trecase

Cantina del Vesuvio is located midway between the volcanic peak of Mt. Vesuvius and the archaeological park of Pompeii. This family-run winery offers tastings of organic Lacryma Christi wines and traditional local products. Tastings and tasting lunches include a guided tour of the winery and shop, as well as a relaxing stroll through the vineyard. Children are welcome at the winery, and can also enjoy a tasting or lunch without wine at a reduced price.

3 / Le Vigne di Raito - Raito

This vineyard is located in Raito, a little town next to Salerno. It produces organic and biodynamic wines, and offers guided tours, tastings and lunches or dinners. 

4 / Tenuta San Francesco - Tramonti

At Tenuta San Francesco, you have the opportunity to taste DOC and award winning wines in an 18th-century farm located in the regional park of Monti Lattari. The vinery offers guided tours, tastings as well as cooking classes, private visits and lunch.

Cantine Marisa Cuomo is an award-winning winery on the Amalfi Coast carved directly into the cliffside in the delightful fishing village of Furore. The Marisa Cuomo winery offers guided group tours that take a deep dive into the winery's history and techniques. Visits include a tasting, of course, highlighting some of the most prestigious wines produced on the Amalfi Coast paired with local gourmet specialties.

Located in the heart of Positano, Le Tre Sorelle Wine Room is a great place to enjoy many wines of the area. You can purchase a prepaid card and taste over 40 wines by the glass sourced from throughout Campania or ask the knowledgeable staff to prepare a flight for you. This is a great place to purchase hard-to-find local wines so you can bring the flavours of the Amalfi Coast home with you!

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