The culture of the aperitif on the Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast, as you know, is one of the most magical places, with the most evocative views, of the whole Italy. If you decide to spend here your holiday you can not miss the experience of enjoying the pleasure of a drink looking at the sunset.
Choosing the perfect place could be not so easy, but here we are! In this article we would suggest you some of the most “chic” places, obviously with sea view and excellent food, for a truly regenerating break!
6 best places to have an aperitif at sunset on the Amalfi Coast
Our suggestions on where to stop for a unique and suggestive experience admiring the sunset
The 6 places we are going to list below are all easily accessible by scooter after a sunny day on the beach and will give you a further proof of the uniqueness of this area.
1) Positano – Franco’s Bar: Dreamy style and atmospheres on the Gulf
The elegant terrace overlooking the gulf of Positano, characterized by a yellow fountain in neo-Baroque style and marine decor in shades of blue and white, houses this charming bar that offers a good selection of drinks, accompanied by pleasant snacks and background music. Ideal atmosphere for a moment of pure romance! The bar is located in the Hotel Le Sirenuse, (via Cristoforo Colombo, 30) founded by Francesco Sersale in the 1950s, starting from what used to be his family house.
2) Positano – Bianca Bar: A very chic aperitif at Zeffirelli’s house
A unique location in a very private setting, the Bianca Bar is in a very exclusive hotel, ideal for an unforgettable weekend or just for the time of a quiet aperitif, away from the chaotic beaches of the town. We are talking about Villa Treville (in via Arienzo, 30) which was home of the famous director Franco Zeffirelli. In the 1960s he decorated the inside of the bar with mirrors, precious marbles, and “exotic” raw materials such as ivory and nacre, creating a very particular and suggestive environments. He also redefined the outside terrace, building verandas and taking care of the green spaces. Over the years, the director has always hosted actors and actresses as well as internationally renowned musicians, singers and writers. The so-called “white room”, dedicated to aperitifs and evening cocktails, takes its name from the Vietri ceramics that decorate it.
Immersing yourself in this magical and suspended atmosphere will give the impression of being projected into an enchanted world.
3) Positano – Tridente Cocktail Bar: Strategic position, magical atmospheres
This bar is located on the large terrace of the Hotel Poseidon in Positano (Via Pasitea, 140), by the pool. A dreamy space, that in the evening lights up with candles and soft lights to emphasize the magical atmosphere of the beautiful view of the Gulf of Positano. You can have special drinks in total relax, accompanied by tasty dishes. During the week there are also live music nights. It worth a stop!
4) Positano – Gallis Sky Bar: A hymn to Bon Vivre
This bar, inaugurated in the summer of 2019, is located on the panoramic terrace of the Hotel Villa Franca (Viale Pasitea, 318) and has a spectacular view of the colourful houses of Positano and of the sea. The modern and refined design fit well with the offer of cocktails, never banal and always avant-garde. When the sun goes down, the warm lights and the blue of the pool make the atmosphere magical. There is also the possibility to have a dinner, thanks to the wide choice of appetizers, first courses and desserts. With these premises, you will certainly spend a beautiful evening!
5) Praiano – Voce ‘e notte Grill & Sunset Bar: Dreamy view and relax
If you are looking for a very romantic place to spend the evening, certainly the terrace of the Hotel Le Fioriere (via G. Capriglione, 138) is perfect for you. The small town of Praiano in recent years increased a lot in terms of tourism and is developing places where you can enjoy its wonders. An enchanting view of the Praiano cathedral and the Gulf of Positano and a well-kept location make Voce ‘e Notte a very special place, where you can taste delicious aperitifs, mainly fish, with a background of lounge music. Ideal for a long relaxing break or even for a quick passage, but always immersed in the beauty of nature. If you are particularly lucky, on the clearest evenings you will be able to see even Capri.
6) Ravello – Bubbles Garden: High quality “Eat & drink”
As the name suggests, we are talking about a luxury bar in a garden inside the Belmond Hotel Caruso (Piazza San Giovanni del Toro, 2), created in collaboration with Ferrari, the most famous Champagne winery in Italy. It is a real outdoor lounge, where you can taste the best wine proposals, together with gastronomic excellences, such as Carmasciano cheese (made with milk from sheep present only in the Campania Apennines) or the famous Cetara “ham” (even if the name can trick, we are talking about salted anchovies). All this in a fairy-tale setting, where are often organized evenings with live music. A 360-degree experience that really deserves a stop.