Amalfi Coast, what to see to make your trip be unforgettable

Positano Sea

Sea, sun , lovely weather, breathtaking views… The ingredients of an unforgettable holiday are all here!

Who is planning to visit the Amalfi Coast already knows that is about to have a trip in one of the most beautiful Italian destinations loved by tourists from all over the world. Pearls like Amalfi, Capri and Positano, beaches like those of Praiano and small villages like Atrani represent the perfect mix that every traveler is looking for. In this case, we are talking about a truly special destination, perfect to be explored in any season, thanks to the mild temperatures that characterize even the coldest months.

Due to the high number of interesting places, could be not so easy to find your way around and to create your own itinerary. That’s why we want to help you: below you will find our advices on what to see on the Amalfi Coast in a week, three days or in a weekend and all the unmissable destinations for an unforgettable holiday.

Amalfi Coast, what to see in one week

Amalfi Coast

We will be honest: a week is enough to discover just a part of the beauties of the Amalfi Coast. The best idea would be to stop at least fifteen days to get a complete overview of the most interesting towns, the most authentic villages, but also to enjoy the most beautiful beaches and to fully taste the peaceful atmosphere that characterizes these places.

For sure, after a week here, you will want to organize a second trip soon. Here you are a selection of the most interesting places to visit during your stay.

 

Amalfi

Chiesa Amalfi

Have you ever heard about the Italian Maritime Republics? Together with Pisa, Genoa and Venice, the other Maritime Republic of Italy was the city of Amalfi. Once it used to be a strategic point for trade and a meeting point of thousands of travelers, Amalfi is still keeping a mix of styles and cultures. The history of the Amalfi maritime economy is perfectly explained in the Museum of the Ancient Arsenal of the Republic of Amalfi, the first unmissable stop for those arriving in the city. Second step , without any doubt,  is a visit of the Cathedral of Sant’Andrea, symble of the city and one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Italy. Another place that deserves a chance is the Paper Museum, dedicated to the history and secrets of another of Amalfi’s most wellknown businesses. In the end, if you are an hiking lovers and if you like to walk and explore the nature you cannot miss one of the most suggestive places of all the Amalfi Coast: Valle delle Ferriere, located just outside the city.

Among the typical things to do in Amalfi we recommend not to leave the ciry without taste the famous Limoncello, known all over the world, obtained from Amalfi IGP lemons.

 

Positano

Positano by sea

Your tour of the Amalfi Coast can continue with the romantic village of Positano which, together with Amalfi, is another essential stop of a trip in this area. Positano fills up all the year with thousands of tourists in love with its colorful streets and its fashion shops. We challenge anyone not to be impressed by the charm of this elegant city overlooking the sea but leaning against the rock. After a bit of shopping trought the famous narrows of the village, the attractions not to be missed in Positano are certainly the Church of Santa Maria Teresa dell’Assunta, famous all over the world for its characteristic dome, and the beaches, such as Spiaggia Grande and Spiaggia del Fornillo.

 

Sorrento

Sorrento Peninsula

Among the suggestions on what to see on the Amalfi Coast you cannot miss Sorrento and a visit to its numerous historical points of interest. Starting from the Ancient Walls, witnesses of the troubled history of the city between dominations and assaults, up to the suggestive Vallone dei Mulini. Those interested in Sorrento traditions will be happy to discover as well the Sorrento Wood Inlaid Museum , while , for art lovers , we recommend a stop at the beautiful Correale Museum of Terranova and a visit to the frescoes of Sedil Dominova.

Shopping lovers, instead, will for sure find their place in the heart of the city: Corso Italia, full of shops, bars and restaurants , while the most romantic will enjoy a spectacular sunset over the sea of Marina Grande.

Ravello

Ravello

Did you know that the Amalfi Coast is renowned not only for its crystal clear sea and beautiful locations but also for its ceramics? The credit goes above all to Vietri sul Mare, a small fishing village close to Salerno.

Besides the beaches, the unmissable stop in Vietri sul Mare is the Vietri Ceramics Museum, where you will learn the history and techniques of this colorful and fascinating art. For a dip in the blue waters, however, we suggest reaching the Due Fratelli beach, which takes its name from the rocks standing right in front of it.

Vietri sul Mare

Vietri sul MareDid you know that the Amalfi Coast is renowned not only for its crystal clear sea and beautiful locations but also for its ceramics? The credit goes above all to Vietri sul Mare, a small fishing village close to Salerno.
Besides the beaches, the unmissable stop in Vietri sul Mare is the Vietri Ceramics Museum, where you will learn the history and techniques of this colorful and fascinating art. For a dip in the blue waters, however, we suggest reaching the Due Fratelli beach, which takes its name from the rocks standing right in front of it.

 

 

Minori

Minori

Minori has the right to be one of the places to be visited on the Amalfi Coast, also because it has the reputation of a tourist resort since ancient times. This can be demonstrated by the presence of Villa Marittima dated back to Roman times, where splendid mosaics and frescoes are still evident. Furthermore, we recommend a visit to the minor Basilica of Santa Trofimena, the most important place of worship in the city.

Finally, lovers of good food will be particularly satisfied by the stop in Minori: in fact, here there are some of the best artisan pasta factories on the Amalfi Coast , then for a small sweet break do not lose the chance to taste the specialities of one of the most famous pastry shop of South Italy, Sal De Riso.

Maiori

Maiori

Our guide on what to see on the Amalfi Coast continues with Maiori. Even if the center of the town is less characteristic than other localities in the area (due to the reconstructions made after a huge flooding of the Regghina Maior river), Maiori is an essential stop for beach lovers: in fact, here it is located the longest stretch of beach on the Amalfi Coast, around which the biggest part of city’s tourist activity is concentrated. Maiori is also famous for its caves, which can be visited by boat: among them, the Sulphurous Grotto and the Pandora Grotto.

Finally, other places of interest are the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria a Mare and the Castle of S. Nicola de Thoro-Plano.

 

 

Conca dei Marini

Conca dei Marini

Here we are in one of the smallest and most surprising places on the Amalfi Coast. The fame of Conca dei Marini is mainly due to the presence of the Emerald Grotto, a fascinating cove, with emerald waters surrounded by incredible rock formations. Impossible not to be enchanted in front of such a show.

Discovered by chance by a fisherman of the area, many years ago, the Emerald Grotto is one of the favorite destinations of tourists to be reached by boat. Alternatively, it is possible to visit it using the lift located on the Amalfi state road SS163.

 

 

Cetara

Cetara

Do you like places where time seems to have stopped? If so, we suggest you to have a trip to Cetara, a typical fishing village so loved by tourists for its charming and relaxed atmosphere.

Among the main reasons to reach this seaside village there are the delightes of the kitchen: Cetara is famous for the preparation of a special anchovies sauce, a tasty sauce obtained with a traditional method. Both anchovy sauce and fresh fish are in general the main ingredients of local cuisine.

 

 

Atrani

Atrani

It is very small and not so easy to reach, but Atrani is still one of the most beautiful places to visit on the Amalfi Coast. The population does not reach the 1000 people, but the village is often populated by hundreds of tourists intrigued both by its privileged position and by the beauty of its streets and its monuments. Among these, the church of the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Maddalena Impenitente, famous for the high bell tower and the dome that dominate the whole town.
 

 

Praiano

Praiano

Our suggestions on what to see on the Amalfi Coast continue with Praiano, an elegant town south of Positano, characterized by a dream coast. Its beaches , like Marina di Praiano, are , in fact, known as the most beautiful in the whole area. If, instead, you want to have a look to the historical monuments of Praiano, you should visit Vettica, a small neighborhood located on the hill.

Also, remember that a few kilometers from Praiano, continuing along the coast, you will find the Fiordo di Furore, one of the most famous and photographed attractions in Campania.
 

 

Path of Gods

Path of Gods

What to do on the Amalfi Coast if you are a trekking lover? The answer can only be to follow the Path of Gods, the road on the Lattari Mountains that connects Agerola to Positano.

It is a walk of about ten kilometers that the more experienced will finish in a few hours. The effort will be amply rewarded by the close contact with wild nature and above all by one of the most beautiful view all over the world.
 

 

Capri

Capri Via Krupp Sorrento Boat Tour
Capri Via Krupp Sorrento Boat Tour

Among the tips on what to visit on the Amalfi Coast, you cannot miss an excursion to discover at least one of the most beautiful and famous islands of the world. A trip to Capri certainly represents the best conclusion of a journey that, we are sure, will remain in your heart forever.

Capri is amazing also seen from the sea, with the numerous caves, inlets and rocks that characterize its coasts. In the town, most of the monuments are located around Piazza Umberto I: starting with the Church of Santo Stefano, to continue with the Certosa di San Giacomo and the beautiful Gardens of Augustus. The advice we give you is then to stop in the many viewpoints that you will see around the island and enjoy the view of the sea.

Amalfi Coast, what to see in 3 days

It is not easy to reduce a place full of wonders in a three-days itinerary. However, any occasion is perfect to organizing a small trip to the Amalfi Coast. So, even if you only have three days available and you are looking for a place that can give you everything you want between sea, cultural attractions, entertainment and excellent cuisine, you have chosen the right destination.

If you are planning to spend three days or a long weekend on the Amalfi Coast, the places we suggest you don’t miss are:

  • Amalfi
  • Positano
  • Sorrento
  • Ravello
  • Atrani

In this way, in three days you can enjoy the best that the Amalfi Coast has to offer. Choosing those destinations you can get an idea of ​​the area and its typical main characteristics. You will have time to spend a few hours on the beach, buy some tasty local products to take home and appreciate the extraordinary sunsets that only this land can offer.

Amalfi Coast, what to see in a week-end

Are you planning a touch-and-go trip on the Amalfi Coast, perhaps with the intention of spending a romantic weekend? You made the right choice: places like Positano or Amalfi are perfect to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary or other special occasion. The blue sea, the dreamy landscapes and the unrepeatable sunsets will make your getaway unforgettable.

But how to choose what to see on the Amalfi Coast in a weekend? Due to the limited time available, we suggest you to focus on the three most famous locations:  Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento. All in all, these are small cities, where the places of greatest interest are very close to each other. Moving from one place to another by scooter or by car you will certainly be facilitated and you will save a lot of time .

You will be so happy with the choice that you will look forward to organizing another trip soon to return to see everything else.

 

Amalfi Coast, how to move around

Scooter Rent Amalfi

After the advices on what to see around the Amalfi Coast, we want to suggest you the best way to move from one place to another.

Since the Amalfi Coast is mostly populated by small towns, quite close to each other, a great way to visit them a scooter. By contacting Sorrento Trips, a company specialized in scooter rental on the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula, you can choose one scooter among the different models available and at really advantageous conditions.

The scooter is the ideal solution to reach even the beaches outside the city or the more distant naturalistic sites.

But it’s not all! For those who want to explore the wonders of the Amalfi Coast and move quickly from one location to another, Sorrento Trips also offers a convertible car rental service. An excellent choice if, besides beaches and cities, you also want to explore the hilly and mountainous areas or, simply, if you want to share a fun and unusual experience with your partner during your holiday together.

 

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