Perched between Salerno and Naples, the Amalfi Coast is a famous destination in Italy, flocked to by thousands of visitors every year. It’s beautifully rugged landscape lining the coastline with beautiful towns, beaches, and other attractions make enough reasons to take trips around the Amalfi Coast. Here are 5 must-see places to visit on the Amalfi Coast…
Planning to see more of Italy? Why not venture north to Cinque Terre, another set of stunning Italian coastal towns.
Stunning places to visit on the Amalfi Coast
The elegant town of Maiori is a perfect place to be, filled with its historic attractions and structures from churches filled with incredible pieces of art to ancient buildings towering down the small town, and crumbling castles. The Maiori town is also lined by the longest beach in Amalfi Coast and a perfect seaside esplanade, the Lungomare Amendola, that offers a breathtaking view of the blue sea water lapping over the beautiful sands. In Corso Reginna, which is Maiori’s main street, you’ll find stalls, boutiques, shops, and cafes.
Located at the center of the coastline, Amalfi town offers a picturesque view extending from the aquamarine sea waters to the multicoloured buildings. Saint Andrew Cathedral, the most pre-eminent structure is the most toured in Amalfi town, while the bustling Piazza del Duomo is just a few meters away from it. You can stroll down the cobblestone alleys of the town or enjoy spending a day sunbathing on the beach.
Easily accessible via bus, Positano is located at the southern part of the Amalfi Coast and is definitely one of the most amazing towns on Amalfi’s Coast. If you want to have an excellent view of the town, a boat ride would be the best option, combining the sweeping view of the mountainous, colourful town and the wide blue sea waters. Spiaggia Grande, which is the main beach in Positano is terrific for tanning under Italy’s flickering sun as rows of sun beds and umbrellas extend over the beautiful black beach sands gazing upon the broad Tyrrhenian waters.
The most famous of all the places to visit on the Amalfi Coast, Positano is a must visit and will take your breath away.
Sorrento is another stunning Amalfi Coast city, dating back to medieval periods of the sixth century and situated above the Isle of Capri and the Naples Bay. There are plenty of rustic holiday homes and villas in Sorrento which can provide the perfect setting for your visit. You will also find here a number of galleries and workshops, palazzos, and several volcanic sand beaches.
Besides its fame and heavy dependence on tourism, the town is well-known for Limoncello production, with Italy’s most recognized lemon grove, the Giardini di Cataldo. Not far from the lemon grove is a lovely quiet park, Villa Comunale, which has stunning views of Mt. Vesuvius over the Bay of Naples.
Ravello has seen the likes of Truman Capote, Richard Wagner, Giovani Boccaccio, and Greta Garbo, among other famed personalities, spend their summer vacations in the elegant town. The tranquil settlement located at the eastern side of the Amalfi Coast is the ideal place for you if you want a serene environment to relax and enjoy beautiful scenes of the vast landscape and seascape.
The town also hosts the Ravello festival which you can be lucky to catch if you tour the place during summer. In addition to relaxing in the first-rate hotels, you can take leisure walks through Villa Cimbrone’s palatial gardens or head up to the neighboring town of Scala which offers even better scenic views.
Hoping to see more of Italy? Why not visit gorgeous Puglia, away from the mass tourists spots and a chance to experience true Italian hospitality! Foodie at heart? Nowhere does food like Italy, and the home to many of our favourite Italian dishes is Emilia Romagna.