Celebrity Travel Guide to Florida
Judge Judy’s Naples
When she’s not taping America’s top-rated daytime television
show in Los Angeles, Judge Judy—a.k.a. Judy Sheindlin—lives in Naples with her
husband, Jerry. What impresses the judge most about the southwestern Florida
city are the beaches. “They rival any in the world, with absolutely spectacular
sunsets,” she says.
Judge Sheindlin’s staple is Amore Ristorante (dinner for two $75), where an intimate
Mediterranean-inspired dining room (Tuscan-orange walls and paintings of the
Italian countryside) resembles a trattoria in Italy. On the menu? Traditional
dishes such as risotto with mushrooms and black truffles. “The food here is
consistently good and fresh,” she says.
The spa at the beachfront Ritz Carlton, Naples (treatments
from $150) is what Sheindlin calls “a great oasis.” It’s one of the biggest
in Naples (51,000 square feet), with treatments ranging from hot-stone massages
For a little retail therapy, Sheindlin loves the Waterside
Shops, a stretch that
includes high-end brands such as Kate Spade and Cartier, along with the
lesser-known boutiques along Third Street South (thirdstreetsouth.com).