Things to do on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

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  • Amalfi Coast

  • Italy

  • Arts & Culture

  • Beaches

  • Luxury Travel

  • Bucket List-Worthy

  • Barefoot Luxury

  • Relaxation

The Amalfi Coast is a stunning stretch of coastline in southern Italy known for its dramatic cliffs, picturesque villages, and Mediterranean beauty.
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The Amalfi Coast makes it onto many travelers' bucket list for a reason: it's absolutely dreamy. Travelers looking for luxury and relaxation will find no better destination than the towns that make up this rocky, picture-perfect area of Italy's coast.

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Things to do on the Amalfi Coast

A boat tour is needed to discover the Amalfi coast.

Cruise to Maiori & Minori

These two coastal towns are often overlooked but offer a more laid-back experience. Maiori has one of the largest beaches on the Amalfi Coast, and Minori is known for its delicious pastries and Roman archaeological sites.

Spa at Monstero Santa Rosa

Ben and I spent a whole afternoon in the thermal pools in Monastero Santa Rosa’s spa. The architecture of the old monastery makes for such a tranquil place to relax. Massages and facials are also available!

Shop for pottery in Vietri Sul Mare

The town of Vietri sul Mare is famous for its ceramics. It’s less visited by tourists compared to the more popular Amalfi and Positano. You can explore workshops and boutiques selling colorful ceramics - most of them will ship your pieces home for you!

Explore Atrani

Atrani is one of the smallest and less touristy villages on the coast. It offers a more authentic and peaceful experience compared to its bustling neighbor, Amalfi.

Eat lemon sorbetto in Amalfi

No trip to the Amalfi Coast is complete without a stroll through the actual town of Amalfi. While I love gelato, sorbetto really has my heart. I had delicious lemon sorbetto in Amalfi!

Explore the gardens of Ravello

Ravello is known for its stunning gardens, but some smaller, less-visited gardens like Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo offer beautiful views and tranquility away from the crowds.

Eat briny olives next to the infinity pool at Monstero Santa Rosa.

Visit Furore Fjord

Often overlooked by tourists, Furore Fjord is a hidden gem on the Amalfi Coast. You can take a boat tour through this deep gorge surrounded by cliffs and visit the small fishing village of Furore.

Fornillo Beach in Positano

While the main beach in Positano can get crowded, Fornillo Beach, located just a short walk away, is usually quieter and offers a more relaxed atmosphere.

Take in the sunset at Punta Campanella

While not technically on the Amalfi Coast itself, Punta Campanella on the Sorrento Peninsula offers stunning sunset views over the Gulf of Naples and the Amalfi Coast.

Places to eat & drink on the Amalfi Coast

Da Armandino offers traditional dishes of the highest quality.
  • When considering things to do on the Amalfi Coast, you must carefully consider where you will eat (and drink!). To help you avoid falling prey to mediocre, overpriced restaurants geared at snaring tourists, here are some of my favorite places we ate on my recent trip:

  • Da Armandino in La Praia

  • La Cena del Monastero Santa Rosa - Michelin-starred restaurant at Monastero Santa Rosa.

  • Delicatessen - Buy picnic fixings here to eat on the beach.

  • Cumpa’ Cosimo in Ravello

  • L’abside in Amalfi - Sit on the patio and people-watch!

  • Pasticceria Sal De Riso in Minori

  • La Sponda in Positano

  • Kasai n Praiano

Need to Know

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