Saturday morning the people of Amalfi and Atrani were shocked by a landslide near the tunnel connecting the two towns that collapsed the roof of the restaurant Da Zaccaria killing the chef Carmine Abate. Heavy winter rains here cause landslides every year, but it is sad and shocking to hear about this. You can read more about it here on (You can get a very rough Google English translation on that page.) My deepest condolences go out to Carmine’s family, including his wife and two daughters.



  • Ciao Chow Linda

    Oh my goodness, that is just horrible news. I hadn't heard anything about it.

    January 4, 2010
  • Una

    Read about this on Positano news on line. What a terrible accident for the poor man's family and everyone in Atrani. May Mr. Abate Rest in Peace. How fragile life and the environment is!

    January 4, 2010
  • Anne in Oxfordshire

    So very sad, prayers the poor mans family 🙂

    January 4, 2010
  • Eleonora

    Terrible news, the family must be devastated. Hadn't heard about this, thanks for reporting.

    January 4, 2010
  • The Food Hunter

    This is very sad news.

    January 4, 2010
  • LindyLouMac

    What a shock it was to read this devastating news. Made worse by the fact I know the location if not the man himself. My thoughts go out to all in Amalfi and Atrani touched by this sad event.

    January 5, 2010
  • Jul

    So sorry to hear someone died. We drove by this on Saturday morning, our last day on the Amalfi Coast. We weren't sure what had happened at the time, and our only thoughts were "wow, it's impressive they are keeping traffic moving on this tiny road in the middle of an obvious emergency."

    January 9, 2010
  • Laura

    Ciao a tutti! Many thanks for your comments. I share your sympathies and thoughts for the Abate family. As of right now the restaurant is still closed as the two cities decide how to make the are more secure.

    January 29, 2010

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