Insiders Share Five Amalfi Coast “Bests”

Updated 2018. Here’s the thing about the Amalfi Coast. It always feels like is something hidden just around around the corner, among the cliffs, terraced gardens and isolated coves. The coast is so much more than you can see from traveling along the Amalfi Drive so it takes some insider knowledge to discover all this magical destination has to offer. That’s …

From the TV Show: Fishing in Naples and the Amalfi Coast

In the Naples and the Amalfi Coast episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy participates in a morning shrimp catch which will then be used for that evening’s dinner menu. Life on the Amalfi Coast revolves around the sea, especially when it comes to food. Enjoying fresh fish and seafood is an essential part of …

From The TV Show: Cooking with Chef Bob in Naples and the Amalfi Coast

In the Naples and the Amalfi Coast episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy enjoys a dish featuring a uniquely shaped pasta, Campotti. Monastero Santa Rosa, a former convent, is one of the newest and most luxurious hotels on the Amalfi Coast. The focus here is on authenticity and quality and that very much extends …

From The TV Show: Limoncello in Naples and the Amalfi Coast

In the Naples and the Amalfi Coast episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy the specialty liquor of the region – hand made in a local’s home. The lemons along the Amalfi Coast seem to grow bigger than anywhere else in the world, so it is no surprise that the official drink here is the …

From The TV Show: Amalfi Paper in Naples and the Amalfi Coast

In the Naples and the Amalfi Coast episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy learns the ancient way of paper making in Amalfi. The town of Amalfi has a longstanding tradition of paper making. The last remaining paper mill in Amalfi is Cartiera Amatruda, where paper is made the same way it was in China …

From The TV Show: Somma Vesuviana in Naples and the Amalfi Coast

In the Naples and the Amalfi Coast episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy visits the town Somma Vesuviana, in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, home to two incredible musical groups carrying on local folk music traditions. The community of Somma Vesuviana, in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, is home to two incredible musical groups …

From The TV Show: Tenuta San Francesco in Naples and the Amalfi Coast

In the Naples and the Amalfi Coast episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy visits a unique vineyard protected by the region’s volcanic soil. Just inland from the Amalfi Coast, the town of Tramonti is unique in the viticultural world for its prephylloxera vines. In the 19th century, 90% of European grapevines were destroyed by …

From The TV Show: Mount Vesuvius in Naples and the Amalfi Coast

In the Naples and the Amalfi Coast episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy hikes the volcano responsible for the most destructive eruption in history. Naples is framed by the dramatic curve of the bay and the domed volcano that looms over the city. Vesuvius has played a large role in local history, most famously …

From The TV Show: Christmas Street in Naples

In the Naples and the Amalfi Coast episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy explores an artisan city street dedicated to the Christmas holiday. The street Via San Gregorio Armeno is home to a cluster of artisans who make small terracotta and wooden figurines. The area is famous for its traditional Christmas nativity scenes, but …

From the TV Show: Pizza School in Naples

In the Naples and the Amalfi Coast episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy learns the traditional art of pizza making in this region. Pizza was born in Naples and it remains synonymous with the city. Enzo Coccia is a master pizzaiolo and teaches amateurs and professionals how to make true Neapolitan pizza. Coccia offers …