Best souvenir from the Amalfi coast
You have been on holiday in Italy and now you are looking for the best souvenirs from the Amalfi Coast and the Sorrento Coast. Whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, you want something that reminds you of these wonderful places. Certainly not the usual fridge magnet!
Well, from Amalfi to Sorrento, in every small town like Positano or Vietri sul Mare, there are many handicraft products suitable for your purpose.
So, let’s discover the best souvenirs of the Amalfi Coast and its surroundings.
THE BEST SOUVENIRS FROM THE AMALFI COAST
Ceramics from Vietri sul Mare
One of the best souvenirs from the Amalfi Coast is ceramics.
Vietri sul Mare is the town of ceramic par excellence and here you can find beautiful hand-painted pottery. You can choose from many different colors and shapes: decorative small painted tiles, dish sets, vases, teapots, jugs and pitchers, and much more.
Tthe most typical ceramics of Vietri are the so-called “majolica“, tiles painted with floral or geometric designs. Some streets of Vietri are decorated with these majolica tiles, as well as the domes of the churches of some towns.
Paper from Amalfi
The bambagina has been produced in Amalfi since the 12th century and is still made according to the ancient methods.
You can find this handmade paper in various shops in Amalfi and, of course, in the gift shop inside the Paper Museum. The museum is located in the Valle dei Mulini, in the town. Inside, you can see machinery and equipment for making paper by hand, still in perfect working order.
Inlaid wood objects form Sorrento
Sorrento is famous all over the world for the beautiful inlaid woodwork. You can find many shops selling inlaid wood furniture, but also small objects such as key rings, photo frames and boxes.
The inlaid wood of Sorrento is characterized by very thin strips of different woods. Every wood ha a different color and all together they create geometric or floral patterns.
These wooden mosaics are a tradition that dates back to the 14th century. Even today, in Sorrento there are many artisan workshops where you can see artisan working and, of course, buy the products.
Fashion items in Positano e Capri
Have you ever heard of Positano fashion? It is the term to describe the typical style of the town, characterized by colorful stripes, and decorations of beads and shells. Loose dresses, kaftans, and scarves are just a few examples of items you can buy. They are all made of the famous “Positano fabric“, a typical light and natural hand-woven fabric.
In our list of the best souvenirs from the Amalfi Coast we also want to include Capri sandals. These sandals in leather and fabric are handmade by local artisans. Some of them create the sandals on the spot, in front of your eyes, and customize them as you want.
FOOD SOUVENIRS FROM THE AMALFI COAST
If your country’s laws allow it, take some food home with you!
The typical products of the Amalfi Coast and the Sorrento Peninsula are innumerable.
Among the best souvenir from the Amalfi Coast, you can not help but buy some pasta. The town of Minori has a long tradition in the production of pasta.
Another typical product of the Amalfi Coast is the so-called “colatura di alici”. It is a sauce made with anchovies and garlic, typical of Cetara.
Furthermore, being in Italy is a good opportunity to stock up on excellent olive oil.
Last but not least, the Limoncello. Limoncello is a typical liqueur of the Sorrento Coast, made with lemons.
Of course, there are many other souvenirs that you can buy on the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast, all you have to do is get lost in the town centers to find yours.
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