Luxurious Escapade: An Unforgettable Amalfi Coast Itinerary for Discerning Travelers

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Kristen Kellogg

  • Positano

  • Amalfi Coast

  • Italy

  • Beaches

  • Active Travel

  • Outdoors

  • Entertainment

  • Local Food

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The Amalfi Coast is on everyone's bucket list and for good reason. The dramatic drive in through winding roads opens up to small towns, beaches and food-first travel for anyone ready to explore here. Each town on the Amalfi coast has it's own feel and something for every type of traveler who loves being on the water.

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Day 1-4: Luxuriate in Positano

Assorted-color Houses Beside Body of Water

Welcome to the mesmerizing Amalfi Coast, a stunning stretch of coastline in southern Italy that exudes elegance, beauty and luxury at every turn. This exclusive 1,500-word guide is designed for discerning travelers seeking an unforgettable experience in this Italian paradise. From the chic charm of Positano to the peaceful tranquility of Praiano, the historical allure of Amalfi to the artistic ambiance of Ravello, this itinerary is crafted to indulge your senses and create lasting memories of opulence and refinement. Let's embark on this luxurious escapade along the captivating Amalfi Coast.

Your journey begins in the world-renowned town of Positano, a cliffside jewel known for its chic boutiques, elegant resorts and exquisite dining experiences. Arrive in style with a private transfer from Naples International Airport, and check into one of Positano's luxury hotels, perched on the cliffs overlooking the azure sea.

Indulge in relaxation at the hotel's exclusive spa, where rejuvenating treatments will soothe your mind and body. Spend your days unwinding on the pristine beaches or lounging by the infinity pool, sipping cocktails while the Mediterranean sun kisses your skin.

For a luxe stay with all the amenities in the heart of Positano, check in at Hotel Eden Roc Positano.

What to do in Positano

Stroll along the charming streets of Positano lined with high-end fashion boutiques and artisan shops. Take a private boat tour to explore the hidden coves and secluded beaches along the coast. Dine at Michelin-starred restaurants and savor gourmet Italian cuisine with breathtaking views.

Getting Around Positano

Positano is best explored on foot, as the town's steep, narrow streets are not conducive to driving. The central area of Positano is pedestrian-friendly, allowing you to leisurely explore the town at your own pace. For excursions beyond Positano, consider private transfers or boat tours for a luxurious and personalized experience.

Day 5-7: Tranquility in Praiano

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From Positano, venture to the tranquil town of Praiano, located just a short distance away. Nestled between Positano and Amalfi, Praiano offers a more serene ambiance and a slower pace.

What to do in Praiano

Spend a day at the beach clubs, where attentive staff cater to your every need, ensuring your comfort and relaxation.

Experience a private cooking class with a local chef, learning the secrets of traditional Amalfi Coast cuisine.

Unwind with yoga or meditation sessions overlooking the sea, embracing the tranquility of your surroundings.

Getting Around Praiano

Praiano is a smaller town, and many attractions are within walking distance of luxury accommodations. For day trips or exploring neighboring towns, consider private chauffeur services or boat charters to maintain the level of luxury and comfort throughout your journey.

Day 8-10: Historic charm in Amalfi

cathedral facade

Next, immerse yourself in the historical charm of Amalfi, the namesake of the Amalfi Coast. This ancient maritime republic holds a treasure trove of cultural wonders waiting to be explored.

What to do in Amalfi

Visit the 9th-century Amalfi Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece with vibrant mosaics and a grand staircase.

Explore the Amalfi Paper Museum to learn about the art of paper-making, a centuries-old tradition in the region.

Take a private yacht tour to the Emerald Grotto, a natural cave with dazzling emerald-hued waters.

Getting Around Amalfi

Amalfi's town center is pedestrian-friendly, and major attractions are within walking distance. For day trips to Ravello or other nearby towns, private car services or chauffeured transfers ensure a comfortable and convenient experience.

Day 11-14: Artistic ambiance in Ravello

coast of island with stone walls and ancient buildings

Conclude your luxurious Amalfi Coast journey in the charming hilltop town of Ravello, where art and music have inspired generations of artists and musicians.

What to do in Ravello

Attend a concert at the famous Villa Rufolo or Villa Cimbrone, where performances are set against stunning backdrops of the coast. Visit the gardens of Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, both boasting magnificent panoramas of the coastline and the sea. Dine at the Michelin-starred restaurants, savoring dishes created by renowned chefs using locally sourced ingredients.

Getting Around Ravello

Ravello's hilltop location offers incredible views but can be challenging to navigate on foot. Luxury accommodations often provide shuttle services to the town center. Alternatively, arrange for private car services or enjoy a leisurely walk through the charming streets.

The Amalfi Coast is a destination that epitomizes luxury, offering a rich tapestry of experiences that cater to the desires of discerning travelers. From the glamor of Positano to the tranquility of Praiano, the history of Amalfi, to the artistic flair of Ravello, this coastal paradise promises an unforgettable sojourn in pure opulence. Embrace the splendor, immerse yourself in the beauty, and let the Amalfi Coast weave its magical spell upon you. Buon viaggio!

Need to Know

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This is part of our ongoing series on travel to the Amalfi Coast and our longer series on travel to Italy.