Great Seaside Italy Spot
I went to Atrani in October a couple years ago. It was excellent. Atrani was perfect. It was not touristy in anyway, was very cheaply priced and we were accepted as locals for the most part. I was backpacking and stayed at the only hostel in town. We were just about the only tourists in early fall. There are a couple restaurants, a barber, a butcher and that was about it there on the cute town square. Wine was one Euro a bottle and the backpackers drank on the beach each night and we had the best times. We began to make friends with locals who would recognize us after a few days. It is just a short walk from the super toursity Amalfi and it was one of the favorite locations in a four month backpack trip around western Europe. Come when there are few tourists. Atrani is down on the ocean but if you walk up the trail in the back of town you will pass anciet villas remains, past a waterfall and eventually up a small mountain to Ravello, where the view of Atrani below is breathtaking. The walk back down the cliff through a maze of steps is gorgeous. On a walk back down we walked past a small lemon tree garden in someone's backyard terrace. They invited us in and gave us all sandwiches and drinks. We did not speak the same language but had a very fun and sweet hour together. The people were all very nice, the scenery was great, prices cheap and food wonderful. I keep in touch with a couple people from Atrani/Amalfi to this day.