Top Things to Do in the Amalfi Coast
Ah, the Amalfi Coast. It’s one of those places that makes people sigh when they think of it because it’s simply so beautiful and so relaxing. No matter how long you have to spend here, chances are every day will be filled with striking views of the beautiful coast and delicious meals. The truth is, small group tours to Italy are a wonderful way to explore the country but be sure to find one that has at least a visit to the Amalfi Coast. If you’re short on time Amalfi Coast Tours are a great way to soak in this stunning region while being able to relax while someone else takes care of the plans. If you’re planning to visit soon, make sure to include at least some of these wonderful things to do in the Amalfi Coast in your itinerary!
Trek the Path of the Gods
While the Amalfi Coast is famous worldwide for it’s striking natural beauty, trekking the Path of the Gods is one of the easiest ways to fall in love with this stunning landscape. Nestled in the Lattari mountains, the path runs along the coastline for the entire 7km, ensuring numerous lovely photo opportunities along the way. One of the most interesting parts of the path is Positano, because here you’ll find a mix of pine forests, glimpses of the coast and caves that you can explore. Make sure your camera is fully charged because my guess is that you’ll want to snap lots of photos. This hike is around 4 to 4.5 hours depending on how fast you take it and how often you stop.
Take a Boat Tour
There’s really no better way to see and explore the Amalfi Coast than by boat. You can easily find a full day excursion that will be a stressfree way to explore this region. I suggest finding a tour that includes a visit to Psitano, Amalfi and Capri. With over 50kms of beautiful coast to explore, your boat tour will allow you to see more in a shorter period of time so is ideal for soaking a lot in of this beautiful region in one day.
Visit Viertri Sul Mare
If you’re an art lover, then you’re bound to fall in love with Vietri Sul Mare for it’s abundant selection of gorgeous ceramics. The town itself is gorgeous, but the real charm is in the tiny little craft and ceramic stores. If you’re wondering where you’ll be able to buy lovely gifts and special things to take home, then look no further than Vietri sul Mare.
Many people head to Punta Campanella to go snorkeling because it’s such a unique looking place. Here you’ll see the Gulfs of Salerno and Naples joining together as well as a clear view to the island of Capri. This region is protected which offers visitors a really special snorkeling experience with numarous untouched destinations and the water is as clear as glass.
Duomo, Amalfi Town
Nestled in the centre of Amalfi is a towering cathedral named Duomo, which is believed to have the remains of St. Andrew the Apostle. Thought to be brought to the Amalfi town from Constantinopole during the Cruscades. This cathedral is adorned with elaborate bronze doors and is very photogenic. It can get quite busy during the mid of summer, so consider visiting in the evening to avoid the crowds.
Visit a Castle in Salerno
Arechi Castle is an easy train ride from Rome or Naples, or can be found at the opposite end of the SITA bus line from Sorrento. Nestled right on top of a hill, this castle enjoys flawless views of Salerno and the wider Mediterrean, ensuring it’s the perfect location from which to take some photos or even get some drone footage. If you’re a history buff make sure you pay a visit to the expansive museum inside, where you’ll find numerous treasures such as medieval coins and ceramics. During the warmer months, some concerts can be held here, so check out Salerno’s Castella dia Arechi’s website for more information.
When to go
The truth is the Amalfi Coast is gorgeous year round, not even the cooler months can dampen the stunning landscapes. However, I personally feel the best time to visit is during the shoulder seasons of Spring and Fall, as you’ll enjoy more affordable pricing for accommodation, less competition to reserve a table in the more popular restaurants and cooler temperatures to take full advantage of the numerous wonderful walking trails. Make sure you bring good footwear, because there’s so much to see and do in this beautiful region.