The Amalfi Coast is famous for a reason. If you plan your trip right, you can take incredible hikes, visit small towns with coastal views, traverse to waterfalls, eat incredible food, and relax on the beach all in a single weekend. And regardless of how much you pack into a day, as each day turns to night, there’s aperitivo hour.
Aperitivo comes from the phrase for “to open” in Latin. It refers to both the type of drink and the act of going out for said drink, but the details of what is enjoyed during aperitivo is somewhat up to interpretation. However, a few things are required: An aperitivo is consumed before dinner (usually between 5:00 and 8:00 PM), the drinks are low in alcohol (usually bitter or herbaceous, and often bubbly), and the beverages come with a small snack like nuts or olives. It’s not to be confused with digestivo, which is taken after the meal.