SUMMER IN SALERNO: a typical day in Minori + limoncello!!!

Minori, Italy

7/15

Hey y’all! Another day, another excursion! This time we got to spend the day in Minori, a charming little town only a quick 30 minute boat ride away. Technically a province of Salerno located in the Campania region, our trip took us to Liquorificio Carlo Mansi, where we got to see firsthand how authentic Italian limoncello is made. Of course no trip to Italy is complete without a little limoncello tasting, and it could not have come any sooner! We were able to try about 6 different flavors (which by the way was not even all they sold in their shop!) ranging from the traditional limon to caffè to pistachio! My personal favorite was the “Crema di Melon”, a melon flavored liquor that’s bright orange color is only for those up for a little adventure! Take it from me: try anything AND everything you can. Who knows you may like it, and you know what they say… WHEN IN ROME!

Anyways, enough with the cheesy sayings and onto the festivities! The highlight of my day had to be the pear and ricotta cake, a specialty from the town of Minori, perfected by the famous Sal De Riso pasticceria. If you haven’t figured it out already, I’m a sucker for sweets and this cake did NOT disappoint. If you don’t catch me daydreaming about this delicious treat, you’ll probably find me at home trying my best to recreate it.

Ricotta and pear cake from Sal De Riso in Minori, Italy!

For the last hour of our little trip we got to have a little bit of beach time! While you’ll mostly find a very different beach experience than what many of us are accustomed to in the US, the clear blue water of Minori did not disappoint! I’ve been itching for a swim and there was absolutely no better way to end off the day. This beach definitely has to have some of the saltiest water that I’ve ever swam in, so don’t say you haven’t been warned! The only advice I can give is to try to take in every experience that you can and hold onto it as long as possible (and of course don’t forget a towel like I did). Who knows when you’ll get the chance to swim in the salty ocean water off the coast of a small Italian town along the Amalfi coast again. Jump off that cliff, touch the ocean floor, and eat a piece of cake! I mean, c’mon!

Beach day in Minori!

That’s all for this post! I am having the best time ever here in Salerno and I cannot believe that it’s been almost two. whole. weeks. How crazy is that??? Anyways, the adventures don’t stop here so get excited for more of what’s to come!

Ciao a tutti!

Kasey

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