The Amalfi coast is probably one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world. I love the “Amalfitano” lemons which are grown in terraced gardens above all the towns, along the coastline. Also, the beautiful handmade ceramics are a huge attraction. However, there’s so much more. Let’s dive in!
The Amalfi coastline (also a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its unique landscape, its natural beauty, and its balance of human settlement with the dramatic topography of the coastline) is by far one of my most beloved holiday destinations. There are so many places to explore, things to do, and moments to capture on film. The town of Amalfi, surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery, was well worth a stop. Amalfi is lemonicious!
There are lots to explore and do in Amalfi. But first, you must get there. Get in by bus, by boat, by train, or by car. I must warn you though, Southern Italy by car is not for the faint-hearted. We got in by boat, which was amazing because of the magnificent coastal views, and the opportunity to swim in the Mediterranean Sea.
There are miniature handmade villages all over the Amalfi coast, such as in the one photo in the collage below.
I love the “Amalfitano” lemons which are grown on terraced gardens above all the towns, along the coastline.
Also, the beautiful handmade ceramics are a huge attraction!
When you go shopping, you will find the prices vary. Depending on the outlet where you buy from, you can get some great deals. In one of the charming historical streets of Ruga nova Mercatorum, I found a leather shop with the most beautiful bags and handbags… I bought a beautiful handbag (smile).
There are plenty of souvenirs everywhere. From a vast range of limoncellos to shoes, and clothes.
If you stay in a self-catering apartment there are plenty of local produce shops selling chilies, fruit, vegetables, pasta, pasta herbs, and many more.
Fair warning though, you will be tempted to opt for a delicious bite at one of the many restaurants or street cafés.
Like most towns on the Amalfi coast, it is good to explore Amalfi on foot as much as possible. Put on comfortable walking shoes to stroll into the side streets and small passageways for magnificent views of different architecture and observe how the locals live. Keep your camera ready.
And of course, nothing is a wrap until you have a fountain photo. The Sant’Andrea fountain is in the middle of the square.
Oh, and another tip…. opt to walk as opposed to driving. The streets are narrow, and parking is limited.
Naples (NAP) Airport is 38.3 km away, and the nearest airport to Amalfi.
From Naples, you can either take a bus to Amalfi via Cetara (about 2h5m) or get tickets for a train to Salerno (about the same time as the bus trip).
The other airport alternatives are:
Experience the best of the Amalfi coastline with day trips.