Along the central part of Campania, an hour south of Naples, lies one of the most beautiful stretches of coast I have ever seen. Here are the towns I love most.

By Mario Batali
September 06, 2016
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Courtesy of Le Sirenuse

Massa Lubrense 

In the “difficult to find” department 
is this town, where 
in addition to the excellent Lo Scoglio there is Taverna 
del Capitano and Quattro Passi

Vico Equense 

The very best of the best in the area is La Torre del Saracino. Make sure to say hello to my pal chef Gennaro Esposito. 

© Giuseppe Corsini / Courtesy of La Torre del Saracino


I love this town dearly as a relief from the chichi beach and Armani crowd. One of my all-time faves for meat and domesticated game is La Tagliata.


My favorites are Il Capitano, high above the sea, and Chez Black, right on the water. The restaurant in the Le Sirenuse hotel is quite tasty. 


I always hit La Caravella for a modern touch and the best wine list in town. I feel very good sitting on the terrace, drinking ice-cold Fiano and eating marinated anchovies, at Da Gemma.