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The Best Of The Amalfi Coast | A Lemonicious Paradise

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 natural beauty and unique landscape of the Amalfi Coast

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.

The Amalfi coast is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world.

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!

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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. 

Travel Tip(s)

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. 

Things to do in Amalfi

  • Positano – Walk through the town and experience life in Italy
  • Shopping for ceramics
  • Visiting Villa Rufolo in Ravello as well as the Villa Cimbrone Gardens
  • Attend a festival or an exhibition in Amalfi
  • Spend a day on the Amalfi beach
  • Do a few boat excursions from Positano and Amalfi town
  • Visit Pasticceria Pansa in Positano 
  • Enjoy Gelato at the brasserie of Covo Dei Saraceni in Positano
  • Go on a Vespa Scooter Tour (remember to book well in advance)
  • I love visiting cathedrals, and I was not disappointed with my visit to the Piazza del Duomothe and the most beautiful cathedral in patterns of striped stonework. As you step into the cathedral you are bound to experience total peace of mind and calmness.
  • Museum-fans can also visit the Arsenale Della Repubblica (about ancient maritime activities), and/or Museo Diocesano di Amalfi (art museum).
 
  • Take to the water. Relax on the beach, kayak, swim, rent a boat, or go on an organized tour for a view of all the fortresses on the coastline.
  • Try a lemon spritz (Prosecco and limoncello over ice).
  • Go to a wine tasting. Whatever you do, don’t miss an opportunity to taste the Amalfi coast’s only white wine fermented in wooden barrels, i.e. Fior d’Uva.
  • Breakfast: il Tredente Ristorante@ The Hotel Poseidon with a beautiful view
  • Brunch:  Collina’s Bakery for cappuccino and if not in the mood for sit down breakfast
  • Lunch:  Caffe Positano
  • Afternoon snack:  La Zagara pastry shop
  • Dinner:  Ristorante la Sponda – Described by many as the prettiest restaurant in the world.
 
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Plan your trip to the Amalfi Coastline

Where to stay in Amalfi

Book dates: 15th March – 30th September 2022  |  Stay dates: 4th April – 30th September 2022  Discount: minimum of 15% discount

How to Get to the Amalfi Coast

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:

  • Bari (BRI) about 6h40m
  • Lamekia Terme (SUF) about 2h40m
  • Rome Ciampino (CIA) about 3h25m
  • Rome (FCO) about 3h20m

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Extend your holiday

Experience the best of the Amalfi coastline with day trips.

Day trip to Positano

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Day trip to Naples

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