Wolfgang Puck Shares Italy Travel Tips

Chef Wolfgang Puck tells USA TODAY that the island of Capri is the best place he has ever visited. “I like everything about it. Great food and people dress very well when they go out at night. Exciting night life and especially fun if you have a boat,” he tells the newspaper.

Puck, who is famous for his restaurants including Hollywood’s Spago, also waxes poetic about the small fishing village of Nerano on the Amalfi Coast, home to two of his favorite Italian restaurants, Quattro Passi and Il Scolio. In fact he’s got a great way to combine a visit to both Capri and Nerano.

“When you are in Capri, rent a boat and make the trip to Nerano, about 30 minutes away. Before leaving, call Chef Tonino at Ristorante Quattro Passi for your lunch reservation. As you arrive in Nerano, he will pick you up in his golf cart and take you to his restaurant. You will end up through the wine cellar where you can sample some wonderful antipasto with a glass of Ca’ del Bosco brut. Then he will guide you up to the dining room, and you will enjoy some of the tastiest pastas and great local fish and wild strawberries and gelato for dessert. I really like the wines from the Campania region. To top it all off, you will have a great view of Positano and the whole Amalfi Coast.”

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