March 25, 2018

Amalfi Coast & surrounding towns Travel Guide

The Amalfi Coast is a hugely popular tourist destination, especially in the summer, but thankfully, despite its popularity, it still looks very much in real life as it does in the movies. The dramatic scenery and enchanting towns with sensory bonanza gardens and restaurants that serve some of the best existing food. Imagine Rossini champagne, fresh ricotta cheese, local buffalo mozzarella, linguine with clams, seafood plates, piles of tiramisu and Limoncello to end with… It will make it hard to imagine ever leaving!

STAY

At the highest point above the town of Ravello, a former 11th-century palace is set on cliffs and providing an unparalleled vista. Belmond Hotel Caruso’s location is exclusive, removed from its neighbours, making you feel like royalty since the first moment. It has an infinity pool that will make it seem as if you could float out to the turquoise sea a thousand feet below, stunning terrace restaurant and traditional Italian charm. Paradise, found.

SEE

You will be awe-inspired anywhere you will go in this part of Italy, we promise you that. But the main reason you came here is probably Positano. Unbelievably beautiful. The neighbouring villages in cliffsides with beaches below make it a sight impossible to forget.

Not far away is the Atrani town itself, very scenic too.

Stop at the Fiordo di Furore on the way there. Beach is enclosed between the high cliffs and deep blue waters – you will be sold on the view.

Sorrento is not to miss either. It is a bit bigger town and locals actually live here. Not much less fairytale-like though.

While already there, you should stay overnight in Capri. It is everything you imagined and more. There are hundreds and hundreds of luxury yachts dotted around the clear blue sea, light coloured buildings and green lemon trees – the scenery is just hypnotizing.

Also, make a day trip to Procida Island. The houses are bright multi-coloured and Venice’s Burano will flash through your mind. Nearly too beautiful to be real.

On the way back stop in Napoli to try the pizza of your life – they ain’t famous for it for no reason.

GETTING AROUND

A thrilling way to explore is in a gleaming vintage car or old-school Vespa (best since you can park it almost anywhere). It is not unusual to see a Ferrari or Maserati driving through Amalfi coast, so that’s a popular way to explore as well, but be careful, the roads can be very tiny, curvy and crowded. However you decide to set off from Positano, don your shades and your headscarf, and prepare yourself for a journey worthy of an Oscar!

WHEN TO GO

The absolute best time to visit weather-wise is definitely the summer months (July and August), but holy crowds! It can get quite cramped during the high season. May or June are perfect considering the whole coast is in bloom and there are fewer crowds. Plus, you will get cheaper prices for accommodations. Avoid the rainy season.

USEFUL TIPS

Get an early start. If you travel during the high season, you will have to wake up before the sunrise to beat the crowds. It will be La Dolce Vita at its finest.

HOW MANY DAYS

The longer the better, but at least 5 days!

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What’s your FAV Italian destination?

The comments +

  1. vatemala says:

    My favorite is Dolomites, But I guess I will have to visit Amalfi this year 😃

  2. Guys! I love this post 🙂 I’ve always wanted to travel the amalfi coast and even more so now ❤️ thanks so much for sharing!!

  3. Amalfi Coast is one of my favourite places in the world. We have stayed there 12 days and really explore each city and village from start to the end of all Amalfi Coast inclusive Salerno and Pontecagnano. This vacation was a gift gor my 28.birthday and also one of our honeymoon trip. And it has been really magical.

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