Things to Know
The striking Amalfi Coast is easily one of the most popular destinations in Italy. Regarded as an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape by UNESCO, the Amalfi Coast is a land of colorful towns hugged by steep mountains and turquoise seas, beautiful sandy beaches, ridiculously cinematic piazzas and jaw-dropping scenery. From the high-end hotels, top tier restaurants and fashionable boutiques of Positano and Sorrento, to the heart-stopping vistas of Ravello and the fascinating town of Amalfi, the Amalfi Coast will surely be one of the most captivating destinations you ever visit.
Things to See
Correale Museum of Terranova
Walk through the halls, decorated like an old mansion, with precious furniture, refined European and eastern porcelain and rare Neapolitan and foreign paintings.
A medieval, Roman, Catholic church featuring a magnificent 13th century Lombard-Norman façade of striped arches and a bell tower worth the climb for the majestic view!
Museo della Carta
Set inside a 13th century paper mill, this museum tells the history of paper and teaches the process of making it using working, original paper presses.
Museo della Ceramica
Home to some of the most beautiful and intricately designed ceramics on the coast, this museum showcases its brightly colored artifacts over three floors in a magnificent villa.
Vietri Sul Mare
Church of Santa Maria Assunta
Featuring colorful majolica tiled dome and white and gold interior, it’s one of Positano’s iconic symbols, shining against the blue Mediterranean sky.
Things to Do
Visit the Town of Sorrento
Located on the northern arm of the Amalfi Coast, the town of Sorrento is noted for its striking scenery and charming local architecture. Walk through its streets; visit the beautiful 11th century cathedral, watch the local fishing boats gently bobbing on the clear waters, and visit the local museums to learn more about this historic town.
Admire the Colorful Houses of Positano
Hugged by the mountainside and lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, gorgeous Positano is one of the most picturesque towns on the Amalfi Coast. With its colorful houses cascading into the waterfront, the sight of Positano is nothing short of breathtaking. Explore the town’s many cafes, restaurants, and bars; spend some time relaxing on the beach, and relax under the warm Mediterranean sun.
Explore the Town of Amalfi
Studded with a plethora of colorful homes, Amalfi is one of the largest settlements on the Amalfi Coast with a glorious maritime history rivaling the likes of Pisa, Venice, and Genoa. Spend some time sight-seeing by visiting the town’s attractions like the impressive Amalfi Cathedral and the Piazza del Duomo or walk along the promenade to browse the local shops.
Take in the View from Ravello
Located atop the mountains between Amalfi and Maiori, Ravello is significantly more relaxed and reserved than its popular cousin destinations, but at the same time its high altitude affords guests with the best views in the Amalfi Coast. Ideal for taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the Amalfi Coast’s more famous towns, Ravello offers plenty of restaurants with outdoor terraces for a romantic dinner, while you can also do some sightseeing at the local Cathedral and the Ravello Art Gallery.
Enjoy the Beaches of Maiori
If you’re looking for some sea and sun fun, then head towards Maiori near the town of Amalfi. With a beautiful sandy beach that stretches along its coast, clear Mediterranean waters, and plenty of shops stalls and cafes to stock up on everything you need for a full day on the beach, Maiori is the perfect place to relax.