Places to taste
The itinerary brings the visitor into a world that shows the real essence of the Costiera Amalfitana.
No municipalities of the whole site is left out this route because in each place it is possible to taste a dish or to smell a scent which is unique even though it is present also in other municipalities.
Through gastronomy it is possible to recognize contacts that ancient inhabitants of this land had with the whole Mediterranean Sea and it is possible to explore immaterial cultural heritage made of knowledge and stories.
Sfogliatella (puff pastry filled with ricotta and candied fruit) of Conca dei Marini was born by chance thanks to a nun’s (of the local Saint Rosa monastery) inventiveness, who found herself to have more paste than she needed to prepare a cake, the particular taste of blood pudding, which is the mix of chocolate, candied fruit and swine blood, migliaccio of Praiano, typical dish of Carnival day, the so many Christmas cakes, such as mostaccioli, prepared with must, or susamielli, with honey and candied fruit, including also the famous colatura di alici, generated by roman garum, all these are the most genuine expression of the territory, the one which is better preserved because it escaped from adaptation to visitors’ tastes.
Rural world products, furthermore, became precious ingredients for soups, which went well together with the best parts of the pig, and which were preserved in the cellar to use them on the most important occasions.
The door of the itinerary in Cetara, allows to go through the taste route reaching each part of the territory, always discovering a new dish or recognizing a different taste in a dish already tasted somewhere else.
The itinerary is accessible by private car along the 163 state highway which from Vietri sul Mare reaches Positano, crossing Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Furore and Praiano and making a deviation to Nuova Chiunzi street which, from Maiori brings to Tramonti, Ravello and Scala, or using public means of transport, changing in the principal resorts of the Coast. The itinerary can be also done in an alternative way using maritime link services, available in spring and summer period, but it does not allow to reach all involved municipalities.