Atrani is an ancient romantic village placed at the bottom of the mountain. The village has the shape of a little amphitheatre creek on the sea. Many house one near the other, little alley and many flights of steps that started from the main square, climbing the mountains placed in the back. Atrani was the residence of the "Duchi della Repibblica Amalfitana" (Dukes of the Amalfitan Republic), it was plundered by the Pisani and it was home of a big Saracen colony. Not many people knows that Atrani is the birth place of the famous leader Masaniello, who led the Napolitan revolt against the Spanish.
A rich History that is shown to us from the ancient churches and the historical buildings. Atrani is one of the most little village in Italy, a place of fishermen that still get its ancient architectural structure and the old agricoltural traditions.
You can find on every balcony: "Mentuccia" (particular mint), basel and chili pepper; the alleys of the village are full of these flavors. It's easy to stop by talking with the friendly population, listening the suggestions and tips about the things that you can see or about the particular cakes to taste during the visit in Atrani.
There are many "orticelli" (little gardens where people farms homegrown vegetables), where following the tradition the farmers take care of amazing vegetables with an beliveable taste. These local products are the main ingredients for many typical recipts like the "melanzane sott'olio" (eggplant in oil). The country side of the village is full of: olive trees, vineyards and lemon groves, which are the main cultivations of the zone.
With no doubt fishing is the most important activity of this place, it's amazing to watch the lights of the fishermen's boats in the night dancing on the sea, images that stimulate the fantasy of everyone.
A postcard that invites everybody to comeback to this splendid place.