Amalfi Coast itinerary
Amalfi Coast is definitely a must-go when in Italy. Some people visit it in just a day trip from Naples, however, it’s better to spend at least two days here. In this Amalfi Coast itinerary, we covered all the highlights of these villages. Enjoy the culture, history, but also the incredible panoramas. In fact, the coast is formed by cliffs ending in the crystal clear sea water. Try to go during spring or autumn, when the temperature is mild enough to walk around. Usually, the high peak of tourism comes in summer. In addition, the best way to enjoy your Amalfi Coast itinerary is by car or motorbike. The buses here are usually very crowded. And the schedule is quite relaxed. However, if you’re planning to drive, be prepared to pay high rates for the parking. You’re visiting one of the best places in Italy, so it’s totally worth the price!
The most famous villages here are Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. But there are also some minor villages to visit. They’re not so touristy, but they’re wonderful nonetheless. So if you have more time to spend here, go for a walk in Atrani, Maiori, Minori, Vietri sul Mare, and Furore as well.
Here is the Amalfi Coast itinerary if you’re staying 1 or 2 days.
This is the biggest one of the Amalfi Coast’s villages. The coastal view is simply stunning. In fact, from here you can see Vesuvius and the island of Capri. The city center is very nice, with its narrow streets and beautiful shops. The most famous attraction here is the church of St. Francesco. Don’t miss the Vallone dei Mulini, a historical valley in Sorrento.
Spend the rest of the time enjoying the sights. And if you ever heard of Limoncello, this is the right place to buy liters and liters of this alcoholic beverage. Sorrento is, in fact, the place where Limoncello comes from.
If you feel like going on a hike, the Path of the Gods is for sure the best option you have here. It’s a trekking trail that connects different villages of the Amalfi Coast, including Positano. If you don’t want to hike, just take a walk around the city. This is the perfect spot to buy some local artisanal pieces. There are not many attractions here, however, you can enjoy the vibes of this small city. The best point of interest of the city is the colorful dome of Santa Maria Assunta. Inside, though, the church is not as colorful as outside.
Amalfi is the center of the entire Amalfi Coast, in fact, the name derives from this town. It has a long history of sea trades and it was one of the four maritime republics between 839 and 1200. The main attraction here is St. Andrew’s Cathedral (Duomo). It was built in the 11th Century. Both the facade and the interiors are simply stunning. Inside, you can find statues designed by Bernini and Michelangelo Naccherino, a pupil of Michelangelo.
When you’ve done with the Duomo, enjoy a stroll along the small beach and the narrow streets of the town.
Ravello is the best place to enjoy the Amalfi Coast’s panorama. It’s a UNESCO Heritage Site and it’s definitely worth visiting it for its scenic views. In this small town, the masterpiece is for sure Villa Rufolo, built in the 13th Century. The gardens of the Villa are in bloom all year round, which makes the place enjoyable during all the seasons.