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The Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, and Ischia are all located in the region of Campania in Southern Italy.

Surrounded by beautiful coastlines that are sure to captivate you.

With a huge range of things to do and places to see, you won’t get bored, but you will certainly build up and thirst and appetite.

Italian food and Italian wine simply must be had when taking holidays to southern Italy, and these are a few of the dishes you need to make time for on your travels.

An Introduction to Cuisine in the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, and Ischia

Pizza and spaghetti have their home in the Campania region, and so this should set your expectations high in terms of the food you will find here.

Some of the best and most popular Italian cuisine can be found in the region, with the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, and Ischia providing some of these top dishes.

Each area has something a little different to offer, so take a look at the traditional dishes and delicacies below.

Traditional dishes

Food on the Amalfi Coast tends to vary. Of course, it is a coastal area so you can expect a wide variety of seafood.

Generally, restaurants will prepare the catch of the day, so it will vary, but you can certainly expect to find a delicious range of muscles.

Lemon Gelato: the region is famed for their lemons, and some of the best are found in the gelato.

Follarelli: citrus leaf parcels filled with sultanas, figs, and candied orange peel. A Roman recipe.

Sfogliatelle: stuffed shell shaped pastry that is coated with powdered sugar.

Pizza: a must for each location, there is no better place for pizza than the region that created it.

Mozzarella and Tomato: slices of tomato topped with mozzarella and a basil leaf.

Food in Ischia tends to be based around seafood (which is plentiful and down to the catch of the day) as well as rabbit and lemons.

Ischian Rabbit: rabbit casserole with chilli peppers, tomatoes, and mixed herbs.

Limoncello: a delicious alcoholic drink that uses fresh lemons. Served ice cold from the freezer.

Food in Sorrento is actually very similar to the Amalfi Coast, especially in terms of pizza and mozzarella with tomato.

However, there are a few extra dishes that you will want to try in this city.

Caprese Salad: tomatoes and mozzarella with light salad leaves.

Parmigiana di Melenzane: fried aubergines with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.




An Introduction to Wine in the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, and Ischia

Wine of the Amalfi Coast and wine in Sorrento are much the same.

The region as a whole is famous for a great number of wines, and it is advised that you sample as many as possible on your holidays to Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, or Ischia.

Here are some of the top red and white wines in the area:

  • Taurasi Rivera (red)


  • The Red of Ischia (red)


  • Greco di Tufo (white)


  • Fiano di Avelino (white)


To Conclude

Italian holidays must include food and wine; after all, they are renowned for their excellent cuisine.

At Long Travel, we have a team of experts who are ready to help you find the best activities and places to go and eat and drink while you are planning holidays to the Amalfi coast and other regions.

Plus, we have a huge range of Sorrento villas/hotels, Ischia villas/hotels, and Amalfi Coast villas/hotels for you to choose from when you are looking for somewhere to stay.

Your culinary adventures start with us.

Hotels - Amalfi Coast

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Self Catering - Amalfi Coast

With a quirky and laid-back atmoshpere, people are succumbed to the charm. Simple and homely, choose to stay in your own apartment for your stay here..


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