Amalfi Coast.

While I’ve been to the Amalfi Coast a handful of times, this was my first time visiting Tommaso’s uncle’s house in the tiny town of Albori.

They usually rent out the house during peak seasons but fortunately no guests were booked when we wanted to go. Our friends, Skyler and Giuseppe, currently live in his hometown in Calabria where they produce their own olive oil, EXAU (check out their instagram too). They drove up and spent the two nights with us and it was great catching up with them since it’s been several years since I’ve seen them.

Of course I had to explore the house and the view from the balcony and rooftop was epic.

Once settling in, we walked halfway down the mountain where there isn’t much to see or do.

Luckily we got a ride from a local all the way down to Vietri sul Mare, the main town in this area. There’s no way I would ever hitchhike back home! We spent the remainder of the afternoon at the beach where the water was the perfect temperature for swimming. So refreshing.

For dinner we went to Divina Vietri, a delicious pizza joint with lots of pizza variations. It was so hard to choose which pizzas to get because they all sounded amazing! We got six pizzas to share (we ordered two of the corallo amalfitano which was my favorite).

Divina Vietri.

“Corallo Amalfitano”: Caramelized Yellow Gold Cherry Tomatoes, Gorgonzola, Provola Cream, and Parmigiano Reggiano Crisps.

“Margherita con Bufala”: Classic Margherita.

“Diavola 2.0”: ‘Nduja, Salame, and Sun Dried Tomatoes.

“Nerano”: Zucchini Cream, Mint, Provola Cream, and Parmigiano Reggiano Crisps.

“Capricciosa di Mare”: Swordfish, Cherry Tomatoes, and Artichokes.

The following day was another beach day and a nice stroll through the town of Vietri sul Mare.

No afternoon at the beach on a hot summer day would be complete without some gelato!

After a full day at the beach, we went back to the house to enjoy some wine before heading out to dinner.

Dinner was back down the hill in Vietri sul Mare in a quaint piazza at Ristorante 34 Da Lucia which served up scrumptious seafood. We shared all the appetizers and main dishes but everyone got their own pasta dish. We actually all got the scialatielli ai frutti di mare, a type of homemade thick long pasta with various shellfish (razor clams, clams, mussels) in a garlic white wine sauce. It was incredible!

Seafood Salad.

Antipasto Misto.

Scialatielli Ai Frutti di Mare.

Frutti di Mare in Sauté con Crostini di Pane.

Frittura Vietrese.

Last Dinner Together.

Two nights in Albori went by too fast but it was wonderful seeing old friends. Before our trek back home, Tommaso and I drove up to Minori, another small town along the Amalfi Coast where one of the best pastry shops exist. I came to Pasticceria Sal De Riso in 2021 and still dream about their wonderful desserts so I knew we had to go again. Their selection is overwhelming without a doubt as everything looks fantastic and I wish I was with a larger group so I can try even more. We ended up getting the same desserts we tried last time because we loved them so much but maybe next time I’ll try something else.

The Iconic “Delizia al Limone”: Spongecake Soaked in Limoncello with Lemon Pastry Cream.

“Santa Rosalia”: Sweet Pastry Crust with Ricotta Cream and Pistachio; “Ricotta e Pere”: Hazelnut Biscuit with Ricotta Cream and Pear; “Anastasia”: White Chocolate Mousse with Almond and Dark Chocolate; and “Delizia al Limone”: Spongecake Soaked in Limoncello with Lemon Pastry Cream.

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places in Italy with its dramatic cliffs and ocean views. Of course the scenery is spectacular but the food is also noteworthy and I can’t wait to come back!

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