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Gluten-free roadtrip Amalfi coast

In this blog you can read about the journey Karin and Lars made along the Amalfi Coast. They made a road trip of almost two weeks through Salerno, Agerola and Pompei with some trips to other places.

Read here where they ate, what they thought of the Amalfi Coast and practical tips for eating safely in Italy.


Salerno

The holiday started in Salerno, Karin and Lars flew to Naples and rented a car at the airport. The town of Salerno is an hour's drive away. They have stayed with Elegant B&B Il Vicolo Storico, Salerno and Villa Poseidon – Boutique Hotel, Salerno. If you have a smaller budget, Salerno is a good base, it is located at the beginning of the Amalfi Coast but the prices are a bit lower than other places. In addition, Salerno is strategically located and is a good point to start from. Don't forget to visit the “centro storico” too!

At Salerno Centro Pizzeria Gourmet you can eat well gluten-free. They could make everything from the menu gluten free. The address details are at the bottom of this blog.

From Salerno Karin and Lars have made a trip to Vietri Sul Mare, this town is known as the first "jewel" of the Amalfi coast. Here you will find characteristic streets interspersed with beautiful views. It is also known for its ceramic art. A tip to eat on the route from Salerno to Amalfi is Osteria & Pizzeria dell Olmo in Maiori, the address details are at the bottom of this blog.


Agerola

The second destination was Amalfi, however Amalfi itself is very expensive to stay. That is why they have chosen to spend the night in Agerola, which is approximately 40 minutes by car from Amalfi.

Karin and Lars have stayed with L’Incanto dei Monti B&B, Agerola and Costa Blu B&B, Agerola. A suggestion to do when you are in Amalfi is to take a walk in the mountains, this provides the most beautiful panoramas!

Amalfi is quite touristy, which ensures that gluten-free is easy to do. Tips are Ristorante Trattoria da Maria, where everything on the menu is gluten-free, and Ristorante La Perla, which has very tasty gluten-free tiramisu and a separate gluten-free menu. The address details are at the bottom of the blog.


Positano is very nice to visit from Agerola, it is just over an hour away. Positano is a picturesque town which lies against a rock wall. Well worth a visit! Keep in mind that Positano is very expensive and that you have to pay at many beaches.

In addition to Positano, Sorrento is also well worth a visit, just over an hour's drive from Agerola. Sorrento is known for its limoncello and beautiful views of the Gulf of Naples. Karin and Lars rented a boat from Amalfi for a day and sailed around Capri, a wonderful trip.


Pompeii

The last destination was the town of Pompeii, known as the Excavated City, at the foot of the volcano Vesuvius. Pompeii found Karin and Lars a little more difficult gluten-free, it is less touristy than, for example, Naples or Amalfi. They were in a hotel that was well acquainted with gluten-free so that was nice, Hotel La Fenice, Boscoreale (Pompeii). Highly recommended is to visit World Without Gluten, this is a completely gluten-free bakery near Pompeii, the address details are at the bottom of the blog.

From Pompeii they visited Naples for a day, a nice destination to eat a delicious gluten-free pizza is Gino e Toto Sorbillo. Everything on the menu is gluten-free and you get a pretty large pizza, see the address details at the bottom of this blog.


Practical tips

#1 – Bring an Italian diet card!

In general, the Italians are familiair with gluten-free and also know what cross-contamination means. However, they do not always speak English very well, especially if you come outside the tourist areas. In Italian gluten-free means "senza glutine", often when you say that the penny drops, but an Italian diet card can sometimes offer a solution.


#2 – Download the app from the AIC.

The Italian Celiac Association has a large network of restaurants and hotels where you can eat well gluten-free. They have bundled all of these addresses in their app. Download the app before departure, you can buy access to the database of all gluten-free companies for two weeks for € 2.99.


#3 – Download the Findmyglutenfree app.

This is my favorite app when I travel. You can easily search for restaurants near you. Always keep an eye out because there are sometimes outdated addresses or restaurants with bad reviews. Anyone can add restaurants so the control is not as big as with the AIC app. Nevertheless, it is a useful tool.


#4 – Do your research!

Unfortunately, the gluten-free diet limits us to spontaneously eating out somewhere. Gluten-free food in Italy is generally very good, but one or the other restaurant may differ. If you put in some effort in advance, there are many nice gluten-free addresses to be found, so that remains my preference. Search for example in Facebook groups or via Instagram via #glutenfreeNapels or #glutenfreeAmalfi.


#5- Rent a car!

With a car you really get to the most beautiful places in Italy. Especially the winding roads along the coast are very nice to do by car or scooter.


Recommendations for eating gluten-free along the Amalfi Coast

#1 Osteria & Pizzeria dell’Olmo Adres: Corso Reginna, 63, 84010 Maiori SA, Italië

#2 Salerno Centro Pizzeria Gourmet Adres: Via Roma, 200, 84121 Salerno SA, Italië

#3 Ristorante Trattoria da Maria Adres: Via Lorenzo D’Amalfi, 14, 84011 Amalfi SA, Italië

#4 Ristorante La Perla Adres: Salita Truglio, 5, 84011 Amalfi SA, Italië

#5 The World Without Gluten Adres: Via Atzori, 321 Nocera Inferiore SA Italië.

#6 Gino e Toto Sorbillo Adres: Via dei Tribunali, 32, 80138 Napoli NA, Italië

#7 To view the holiday accommodations where Karin and Lars have stayed, you can click on the links in the blog.

Hopefully the experience of Karin and Lars will help you, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me a message.


Do you have any recommendations for eating gluten-free along the Amalfi Coast? Then let us know below!

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