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For this reason, the town has invested heavily in tourism, and the old town has ended up being a bit obscured by a massive beach promenade.

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Genuine centre with sandy beach

It is famous also because the Chef Jamie Oliver's Italian teacher comes from here. There are several good restaurants in the town and some shops, but if you want more shops you should take a bus to Positano or even better to Sorrento. Buses run from Minori to these places every hour.

If you want to relax in the sun, you are in the perfect place. You can hire parasols and sun loungers and within a few metres of the beach there are various cafes where you can enjoy a nice lunch and take some shade from the midday sun. There is a small local market every Thursday morning selling a variety of goods. From Minori you can sail directly to Capri and Positano during the summer months.

Limoncello and sweets

The lemon liqueur, ’limoncello’ originates here. It’s made from lemon rind, mixed with alcohol, sugar and secret ingredients, which give it its refreshing, bittersweet taste. Many devotees enjoy a glass after a meal or served as an aperitif. Minori is also home to one of Italy’s most famous patisseries - De Riso, which is on the main square and has a wonderful selection of cakes and semi-cold ice-cream desserts known as ’semifreddi’. Many have tried to emulate their recipes, but you won’t get them as good as this anywhere else.

We recommend this town to families with young children who would like to visit the Amalfi coast, but who don’t want to be hampered by the many steps that are characteristic of other towns on this coastline.

 
 

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