Visiting Italy’s Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast in Italy is a beautiful coastline stretching about 25 miles along the southwestern coast of the Italian peninsula. It touches the Salerno Gulf and by extension, the Tyrrhenian Sea, offering unforgettable views of the remarkable coastline and the sea. It’s considered to be one of the greatest vacation spots in all of Europe, with gorgeous beaches, quaint towns, and historical landmarks.
Looking over a guide book or website that covers what to do in the Amalfi Coast might become a bit overwhelming given just how much there is to see, from the town of Amalfi itself and the other various municipalities to the surrounding waters and the various tours you can take of the beautiful blue waters along the coastline.
But don’t worry: we’re here to help. Continue reading to learn about the seven things you must do when visiting Italy’s Amalfi Coast.
1. Begin With Amalfi Itself
The town coast is named after is the busiest part of the Amalfi Coast, where just under 5,400 reside. The most popular and striking thing you can do in Amalfi is visiting the Amalfi cathedral, the Duomo di Sant’Andrea, which dates back to the 9th century. You can also check out the various eateries including A’Paranza and the Ristorante Marina Grande.
2. Visit Vietri sul Mare
If you find yourself making your way up north along the Amalfi Coast, make a stop in Vietri sul Mare. There, you will be well-situated to check out one of the best Neapolitan Renaissance-era buildings in Italy, the Church of Saint John the Baptist, with its striking bell tower. You should also consider checking out the Solimene ceramics factory and partake in the pizzas baked at Due Fratelli.
3. Check Out the Wines of Furore
Furore is a small town of about 850 people that’s further down the Amalfi Coast, but it’s known for its amazing wines, specifically those from the Gran Furor Costa Divina winery. The winery has been run by Marisa Cuomo and Andrea Ferraioli since 1980 and offers guided tours and tastings of the vineyard and the wine cellar carved directly into the rock.
4. Enjoy the Bustle of Positano
Known to be another busy place to spend your vacation along the Amalfi Coast, Positano is a beautiful town situated along cliffs and hills and known for its pastel-hued buildings, among many other things.
There are delicious restaurants you can check out, including the famous La Sponda.
Also consider taking a 10-minute boat ride to Laurito Beach to catch some sun and maybe a bite at Adolfo’s, a small eatery right on the beach.
5. Take a Hike From Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi
Sant’Agata Sui Due Golfi is a great town that offers many attractions, including the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Agriturismo Le Tore olive farm (which offers delicious breakfasts). However, there are also hiking trails, including the nearly 7-mile Torca trail and the shorter, Corbo Recommone trail, as well as the winding Nastro Azzurro road that makes its way down to Positano.
6. Take a Tour Along the Path of the Gods
Il Sentiero Degli Dei, known in English as The Path of the Gods, is an unforgettable path that goes from Agerola to Nocelle in about 4 miles or so.
It’s not a particularly difficult trail, but it’s beautiful and you can pay for a guided nature walk from many seasoned tour guides. You’ll be able to see the Amalfi Coast itself from incredible views, as well as the Mediterranean oak woods. Eventually, you’ll descend to Positano by a country staircase.
7. Take an All-Day Boat Tour of the Coast
It can be a bit expensive, but hiring a boat to travel up and/or down the Amalfi Coast can be the best way to take in all the sights. It’s only 25 miles of coastline, so you can take your time and stop at each of the towns mentioned above or simply enjoy the sights as you pass up and down the coast.
These are seven of the things that you can do while touring the Amalfi Coast in Italy. There are definitely many more, but consider these suggestions when you book your next trip!
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