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Captain Marco and spaghetti alla Nerano

Updated: Apr 21, 2023

Positano, Italy, October 2021

Have you ever been to the Amalfi Coast?

The group on this trip is a very strong team: superwomen, friends and colleagues, Italian and German. We had decided to treat ourselves to a long weekend and spend some quality time together: who would have guessed that it would be the best open-air gym...did you know that Positano is a town overflowing with steps? And that it is priceless to swim in the sea in the first days of October?

The Amalfi Coast is a postcard-perfect, picturesque place, and not surprisingly a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The towns along the coast from Positano to Vietri sul Mare are diverse, and are accompanied by a beautiful hiking trail called "The Path of the Gods." In the village of Furore, for example, we discovered there is a limited and very special wine production, with Mediterranean and mineral notes due to the particularity of the area -something unusual and special.

We were staying in Positano, in a house with a terrace overlooking the sea where we shared the culture of coffee with the moka, endless breakfasts, a very fun limbo with beach towels and good wine, stories of past travels, projects and life plans under the stars. Every day we had a very good sandwich made with Sorrento tomatoes and fior di latte from Agerola at a bottega in the center, and it was the main refill of our rounds through the villages. We tasted lots of limoncello and even meloncello, a liqueur made from melon: delicious. We even crashed a wedding party, where we danced and sang with the bride and groom at a coastal venue.

One evening we were looking for a dinghy for an escape to Capri when we met Marco, a captain who offered to guide us through. He told us about his travels and his favorite place on the entire coast, Nerano: a small town named after Emperor Nero, with a sea so rich in biodiversity that it is part of a marine protected area. In a restaurant from the 1950s, Maria Grazia cooks spaghetti alla Nerano: spaghetti with fried zucchini and provolone cheese...don't miss this stop!


Amalfi Coast

Breakfast and coffee

Italian coffee

Positano by night

La dolce vita


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