Atrani- First of Three-Series Amalfi Coast Blog

Decisions decisions…and yes we singled-out Italy for our next adventure but the plan narrowed down to this question—Island or City?   Life is a never-ending decisions to make. I love the city life but what would I give up to live a simple island life? Even for 4-days just to rekindle and feel the so-called Salt Life. This would suffice my crave to be an island girl once again.  No doubt but…let me take you to a 3-series blog of the infamous Amalfi Coast.

1 of 3: Atrani

Atrani is a quaint town next to Amalfi, and is the smallest city in Italy.

The charming village of Atrani is about 15-20 minutes walk from the Amalfi town center. We decided to spend most of our days in Amalfi Coast and Atrani our home base. Why?


The Apartment: The front bedroom has a balcony that overlooks the ocean. Our Airbnb is a family owned apartment. Antonio’s mom made us feel welcomed despite of the language barrier she greeted us in a very compassionate way. Antonio’s father manages the family restaurant located right below the apartment. And so y’all know- breakfast at their ristorante included.

The front bedroom has a balcony that overlooks the ocean. It was awesome going to sleep listening to the crashing waves.

The Locals: they do distinguish themselves uniquely by their charm and warm hospitality. Atrani residents have their own tradition and dialect.

Father & Son ( Ristorante Savo)

The village has this intimate approach where everyone knows each other. The feeling of belonging embraced us.

Piazza Umberto :

 The fountain constructed in 1927, has served as the backdrop for many movies and commercials. Yes, you can drink the water.

The San Salvatore de Birecto church is a few steps across from our apartment. In the Middle Ages, the Dukes of Amalfi were crowned in this church. Restored architectural works inside the church

The Beach

 The Atrani Beach has a very soft black sand.

The enchanting seaside town

Atrani is highly commendable town to stay if you are planning to explore the Amalfi Coast. Positano, Capri, Maiori, and the other surrounding islands are all accessible by ferry or a private boat that you can avail by booking in advance.

The Restaurants: authenticity

 Ristorante Savo


Ristorante A’Paranza: a short walk from the piazza. I recommend the tasting menu or the full three course.

La Risacca Bar: Negroni!

AddressPiazza Umberto I, 16, 84010 Atrani SA, Italy

Phone+39 089 872866

Bar Birecto: authentic local cuisine. Bravo to this lively full of life Chef Dominico!

 Address Piazza Umberto I, 1, Atrani SA, Italy

Croissant Nutella

 Remember when you wanted what you currently have ?

Next: Positano

 Photos By: Sheila Despi


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