Atrani: an insider’s guide

23 March 2023
Written by The Italy Insider
Insider's Guide

Atrani is a very small, characteristic village (very crowded in high season), and it’s the smallest town in Italy. About 1 km from Amalfi, Atrani is a great alternative for those who are looking for somewhere less expensive than Positano and Amalfi, and it’s especially thought for those travelling with children. In fact, Atrani has a beautiful beach suitable for kids.


Visit The Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Maddalena

The Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Maddalena was erected thanks to the narrow escape from a Saracen raid. To reach it you have to climb (it would be better to say hike) a lane, until you reach the magnificent terrace in front of the church and from here, the view embraces the entire Gulf of Salerno.


Le Arcate

Le Arcate is an ancient tavern that has existed since 1959, and is known for the authenticity of its products, and for its exceptional location, literally on the seashore, under the ‘iconic’ arches that support the road that connects the village to the coastal road. During the summer months you sit just over a meter from the sea. In winter, however, due to the tide, tables are set in a cave in a very unique atmosphere. WEBSITE

Da Zaccaria

The restaurant is called “La Cantina del Nostromo” but everyone calls it “da Zaccaria”. A place frequented by many locals and tourists, and most famous for its ‘spaghetti with clams’. Its recipe dates back to 1977, and it has always been prepared in the same way: clams, garlic, oil and chilli. Ps. even the pasta is artisanal, from the Pastificio Gentile. WEBSITE


Pasticceria Gelateria Vittoria

This pastry shop is renowned for the ‘pasticciotti’, small shortcrust pastry filled with vanilla scented cream.

Gelateria La Risacca

The tables of the gelateria are in the charming square of Atrani, at the feet of the steps that lead to the Church of S. Salvatore. Here you sit and taste the granita, handmade, with the juice of ‘sfusati’ Amalfi lemons

Aerial view of Atrani

Marco Iridio ice cream

Grab an ice cream at Marco Iridio located a few steps from the beach. It’s renowned for ice creams made with the best raw materials. The signature flavour is called “Atrani Coast”: a cream made from milk and cream with the addition of white chocolate, hazelnut cream and crunchy praline hazelnuts.


Hotel Luna Convento

It is housed in an ancient convent, founded in 1222 by St. Francis of Assisi. In the church annexed to the convent, weddings and ceremonies are still celebrated. The hotel welcomes guests with a design that still represents the charm of its historic building and rooms that open onto the ancient cloister. Owned by the. Barbaro family, it is a very characteristic hotel and art gallery that exhibits paintings of Amalfi and the coast from the 19th century. WEBSITE

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