Cetara is a small fishing village on the Amalfi Coast in Campania.
Cetara’s historic center is a labyrinth of narrow, winding streets lined with white stone houses and lush gardens. Visitors can discover ancient churches, fountains and lively squares. The town’s highlight is the Clock Tower, an ancient lighthouse offering panoramic views of the coast.
Colatura di Alici
Cetara is famous for its production of colatura di alici, a traditional condiment made from anchovy brine and used to flavor pasta dishes, vegetables and sauces.
Cetara’s colatura di alici is particularly appreciated for its unique taste and intense sea flavor. It has an amber color and a viscous texture, and is generally used in small quantities to avoid overloading dishes.
Colatura di alici is an artisanal product produced in small quantities. It is often sold in dark glass bottles to protect its taste and texture. It is also considered a premium gourmet product and can be quite expensive.
Cetara is also known for its local cuisine, which is strongly influenced by the sea. Fresh seafood is a local specialty, particularly anchovies, sardines and mussels.
The beaches of Cetara are also a must. The main beach, Marina di Cetara, is a long stretch of fine sand lined with restaurants and bars. Divers can also explore the seabed around Cetara, home to numerous species of fish.