About Gillian L
Lives in Rome, Italy
Since Oct. 2010
I am a Rome based blogger, ebook writer, information curator, coffee and cocktail drinker. My friends call me “the Source” and I am your go-to girl for the best information on just about anything in the eternal city, the Amalfi Coast and Capri. www.gillianslists.com
Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
Antique Stores, Gift & Speciality Shops, Distilleries, Wine Tours & Tastings , Other Food & Drink
Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Hiking Trails, Valleys
Kind of an architectural mishmash, construction on this masterpiece began in the 9th century and was completed in the 19th century, and is dedicated to San’Andrea. The impressive cathedral rises from Amalfi’s main Piazza, with its golden flecked facade and multicolored tiled dome.
This small museum is housed in what was once one of the towns important paper mills. You can learn about the ancient paper making techniques used in the past, see the machines used to make them, and sometimes even try your own hand at making some paper.
This historic pastry shop is a must for a morning coffee or afternoon cocktail in Amalfi's main piazza. Make sure to try something sweet; Pasticceria Pansa is renowned for its pastries.
Lemons, lemons, lemons! Lemons are everywhere in Amalfi and this is the place to shop for some lemon products to take home.
This tiny town next to Amalfi is filled with whitewashed houses, narrow alleys and arches that are perfect for wandering.
Surrounding the nearby town of Ravello, are spectacular views for miles and miles (and miles.) Extend your time enjoying these views by walking through the lemon groves between the two towns.
Villa Rufolo has inspired poets, musicians and artists for centuries. It is easy to see why. The villa is 1,000 years old and houses changing exhibits, while the gardens are lush and colorful. If you visit during the day, wander down and see the incredible stage used for the Ravello festival that seems like it is floating in the sky.
Sparkly lights, lemon trees and pizza — what could be better than that! Most Amalfi locals will tell you this is the best pizzeria in town. Follow the signs from the main road.
This wild and rugged hike takes you through lemon groves, waterfalls and rewards you with some amazing views. There are quite a few steps however!
This medieval shipyard has survived with its original structure intact. There is a small museum here and the dramatic space is also used for events and weddings.
After a few days of hiking, paper museums, and tours of lemon groves, a day spent at the beach makes for a well deserved relaxing break. This beach club is close to the center of town. Rent some sun loungers and umbrella and book a table for lunch. You can stay here from late morning until sunset!