Things to Do in Amalfi, Italy

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  • Amalfi Coast

  • Food & Wine

  • Luxury Travel

  • Italy

  • Positano

  • Capri

  • Coast

  • Architecture

  • Local food

  • Relaxation

Amalfi Coast, a breathtaking coastal paradise.
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Welcome to the breathtaking Amalfi Coast, a slice of paradise nestled along the sun-kissed shores of Italy's Sorrentine Peninsula. Immerse yourself in the timeless allure of Amalfi, where picturesque cliffside villages like Positano, Amalfi and Ravello offer panoramic views of the azure Mediterranean Sea. Wander through cobbled streets lined with pastel-hued buildings and discover ancient cathedrals, lush gardens and cascading waterfalls that transport you to a bygone era. From savoring delectable local cuisine to indulging in leisurely beach days and exhilarating boat rides, each moment in Amalfi promises to be an ode to the senses. Whether you seek relaxation or adventure, this guide is your key to unlocking the wonders of Amalfi, a destination that captivates hearts and inspires wanderlust.

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Where to stay in Amalfi, Italy

Caruso, A Belmond Hotel, Amalfi Coast

Storybook Amalfi Coast views come to life at this 11th-century former palace perched above the sea.

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Palazzo Avino

A Mediterranean palace perched on the cliffs of Ravello.

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Le Sirenuse

Positano's most iconic hotel remains family-owned, full of character and always in demand.

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Things to do in Amalfi, Italy

Path of the Gods is a mesmerizing hiking trail revealing Amalfi Coast's coastal splendor and natural wonder.

Explore Positano's Beaches: Relax on the iconic beaches of Positano, such as Spiaggia Grande and Fornillo. Insider tip: Visit early in the morning to secure a good spot and avoid crowds.

Visit Amalfi Cathedral: Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Amalfi Cathedral, dating back to the 9th century. Insider tip: Climb the stairs to the top for panoramic views of the town.

Hike the Path of the Gods: Embark on the famous Sentiero degli Dei hiking trail for breathtaking vistas of the coastline and the Mediterranean Sea.

Take a Boat Tour to Capri: Cruise to the enchanting island of Capri and explore its natural beauty, grottos, and charming towns.

Visit Ravello's Gardens: Stroll through the beautiful Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo gardens in Ravello for panoramic views and serene surroundings. Insider tip: Attend a concert at Villa Rufolo during the Ravello Festival if possible.

Taste Limoncello: Indulge in the region's famous Limoncello liqueur made from locally grown lemons. Insider tip: Look for small family-owned shops for the most authentic and delicious Limoncello.

Discover Pompeii and Herculaneum: Take a day trip to the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, preserved in volcanic ash, to witness a glimpse of Roman life.

Try Local Delicacies: Sample Amalfi's culinary delights, including fresh seafood, pasta dishes and traditional Neapolitan pizza. Insider tip: Look for family-run trattorias for an authentic and memorable dining experience.

Boat to the Emerald Grotto: Visit the Emerald Grotto (Grotta dello Smeraldo) to witness its mesmerizing emerald-colored waters and unique stalactite formations. Insider tip: Visit during the morning for the best lighting effects.

Go Scuba Diving: Explore the underwater wonders of the Amalfi Coast with scuba diving adventures, discovering marine life and submerged caves.

From enjoying the sun-kissed beaches to uncovering ancient history and savoring delightful cuisine, Amalfi promises an enriching and unforgettable Italian escape.

Places to eat & drink in Amalfi, Italy

La Sponda is a romantic place to create an unforgettable dining experience on the Amalfi Coast.

Ristorante Marina Grande (Amalfi) - This beachside restaurant offers fresh seafood dishes with stunning views of the sea. Insider tip: Try their signature pasta dish "AGNOLOTTI HOMEMADE PASTA" for a taste of local flavors.

Da Gemma (Amalfi) - A family-run trattoria known for its authentic Amalfi Coast cuisine and warm hospitality. Insider tip: Don't miss their traditional "Sfogliatella" pastry for dessert.

La Sponda (Positano) - Located in a luxurious hotel, this Michelin-starred restaurant offers a romantic ambiance and exceptional Mediterranean cuisine. Insider tip: Book a table for dinner to experience the magical atmosphere created by hundreds of candles.

Ristorante Pizzeria Donna Stella (Amalfi) - Enjoy delicious wood-fired pizzas and homemade pasta dishes in a cozy setting with views over Ravello. Insider tip: Pair your meal with a glass of local wine for a delightful experience.

Lo Guarracino (Positano) - A hidden gem with a picturesque terrace overlooking the Amalfi coast. Their seafood dishes and pasta are highly recommended. Insider tip: Make a reservation in advance as this place is popular with both locals and tourists.

Franco's Bar (Positano) - A chic rooftop bar offering handcrafted cocktails and breathtaking views of Positano. Insider tip: Visit during sunset for a mesmerizing view as the sky turns into shades of pink and orange.

Caffè Calce (Ravello) - A historic café known for its delectable pastries and gelato. Insider tip: Try their "Delizia al Limone," a traditional lemon cake that originated in Amalfi.

Wine Tasting at Cantine Marisa Cuomo (Furore) - Visit this renowned winery for wine tastings amidst stunning vineyards perched on cliffs. Insider tip: Combine your wine tasting with a tour of the winery to learn about the unique winemaking process.

Amalfi offers a culinary adventure like no other, and these recommended eateries and bars are sure to satisfy your palate while immersing you in the region's rich flavors and traditions. Remember to try the local specialties and savor the fine wines to make your dining experience truly memorable.

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