Walking tours are offered by walks of Italy throughout this beautiful country. Our day trip to the Amalfi Coast from Rome is available.
Are you planning to visit the Amalfi Coast of Italy? It is a beautiful stretch of Mediterranean coastline. Finding the right place to visit and what to see can be difficult.
Everybody has their favorite Amalfi towns (whether they are Positano or Positano or Ravello, Salerno or Amalfi). Depending on your needs, where you want to spend your time and stay depends on the type of accommodation you choose. Here are five of our favorite sights and attractions!
Villa Cimbrone, Ravello
The tiny Amalfi Coast must-see is Ravello, which lies more than one kilometer above the Mediterranean. It is a beautiful spot, with a series of summer concerts that makes it a must-see for music lovers.
The Villa Cimbrone is a favorite attraction in Ravello. It dates back to the 11th Century and has beautiful gardens that are now open to the public. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Duomo, Amalfi Town
The towering Duomo is a popular tourist attraction in Amalfi Town. According to some reports, the cathedral contains the remains of Saint Andrew the Apostle. These were brought from Constantinople during Crusades. The cathedral is worth a visit regardless of your belief in the origins of the relics. You can’t miss the elaborate bronze doors or the next-door 9th-century Basilica of the Crucifix, both cast in Constantinople during the 11th century.
Spiaggia di Laurito, Positano
You may have heard great things about Amalfi’s beaches. However, because the coastline is steep and rocky, these beaches are often small and packed. Discover Spiaggia Di Laurito, an undiscovered gem 2 miles from Positano’s center. The beach is still small and rocky. It’s still a small cove and rocky, but it’s much more peaceful than the main beaches. Plus, it’s beautiful. Da Adolfo is a great restaurant.
The beach can be reached by boat or bus. The main port of Positano is where the shuttle boat departs. It’s a steep climb down and back up from the bus stop to reach the beach.
Castello di Arechi, Salerno
have sang the praises for Salerno before . Arechi Castle is our favorite sight in the city. It’s located on the other side of the SITA bus line to Sorrento or a short train ride from Rome and Naples. This 8th-century fortification is perched high on a hill and offers stunning views of Salerno as well as the Mediterranean. The museum contains finds from the castle like medieval coins, ceramics, and more. In the summer, concerts are often held here. (Here’s more information on Salerno’s Castello di Arechi).
Sentiero degli Dei, Amalfi coast
Up for some hiking? You must see the Sentiero degli Dei (or “Trail of the Gods”), which is a must-see. The path begins in Bomerano in the mountains between Sorrento & Amalfi. You’ll be able to see breathtaking views, caves and vineyards over the course of the approximately 4.5-hour hike. You can also get away from tourist crowds in towns by hiking it. However, in high season, it does get quite crowded.
(For more information on hiking in Italy, see our post on four favourite places to hike in Italy. ).