The Amalfi Coast Travel Guide
Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, oh my! The Amalfi Coast is by far the most picturesque place I have ever seen. From the dramatic cliffside views to the pastel homes, it’s easy to fall in love with this part of Italy. That’s why I’ve created this Amalfi Coast travel guide for you to make your trip a breeze!
Celebrities and Royals flock here in the summer months and once you’re there it’s easy to see why. It’s no wonder why the entire Amalfi coast was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
When to Visit the Amalfi Coast
To experience the Amalfi Coast in its glory it’s best to visit the Amalfi Coast during the warmer months. You can take a swim in the Mediterranean and a sunset boat ride along the stunning coastline. The peak tourism is June through September so prices will be higher during that time along with many crowds. In my opinion, the best time to visit would be either September or October when the temperatures are still high and the crowds are a little less.
Places to See on the Amalfi Coast
Boat Tour of Amalfi ($) — Easily the best money we spent while we were on the Amalfi Coast. You miss roughly 80% of the coast’s beauty by staying on land so get out there on the Mediterranean. If you take anything away from this Amalfi Coast travel guide, let it be this! We always check out Viator for the best deals when traveling.
Villa Rufolo ($) — Cliffside and Mediterranean views and a beautiful garden overlooking it all? You can’t miss this place. It’s only seven euro to enter this beautiful cliff-side villa with gorgeous flower displays year-round. Villa Rufolo also hosts a summer concert series here at dawn. Talk about a bucket list goal!
Duomo di Sant’Andrea aka Amalfi Cathedral ($) — A medieval roman catholic church dating back to the 9th century. This beautifully preserved church is worth the visit and is open most days from 10am-5pm.
Bagni d’Arienzo Beach Club ($$) — Super quiet beach club with beach chairs and umbrellas for rent. It is a little pricey but worth it for the location and delicious restaurant. Bring water shoes if you want to swim because the beach is pretty rocky.
Walk of the Gods ($) — The Walk of the Gods hike is strenuous but well worth it for these stunning views. The beginning of the trail is at Bomerano and it takes you all the way down to Positano beach. Make sure to have good walking shoes on and bring your camera to capture the views!
Where to Stay on the Amalfi Coast
Le Sirenuse ($$$) — This patrician house turned luxury hotel boasts one of the prettiest views of Positano. The pool is unlike any other and they have the best view of sunset in Positano.
Villa Cimbrone ($$) — A small walk from Ravello center but for the uninterrupted view of the coastline, this hotel is well worth it. This Villa is tranquility at it’s finest!
Villa Lara ($) — One of the best values for the money this Villa is quintessential Italian Charm. You are walking distance from everywhere in Amalfi.
Santa Caterina Hotel ($$) — First class hotel with excellent service and a breathtaking view and beautiful rooms.
Restaurants on the Amalfi Coast
Sensi Restaurant (Amalfi) ($$$) — Chic restaurant with a beautiful setting and delicious seafood. Best to go here for lunch when it’s not crowded and you can take in the gorgeous scenery.
Rossellini’s (Ravello) ($$$$) — Expensive but well worth it. This Michelin star restaurant has a delicious menu and remarkable views. Make sure to make a reservation especially during high season!
La Taverna dei Briganti (Amalfi) ($) — A hidden gem with a warm atmosphere, welcoming service, and mouth-watering food.
Ristorante Max (Positano) ($$$) — Located in the middle of town this restaurant is a little off the beaten path but super classy and romantic full of beautiful works of art. Make sure to get the seafood risotto – it’s a favorite!
Bars on the Amalfi Coast
Ristorante La Sponda ($$$) — The cocktails here are extraordinary and the atmosphere is just as beautiful. A little pricey but worth it!
Bar Al San Domingo ($$) — Located right off Ravello Square this place was frequented by Humphrey Bogart. They even have a room named after him! Great atmosphere to sit and people watch.
Getting Around the Amalfi Coast
Rent a Car ($$$) — If you’re feeling adventurous and want to drive along the dramatic cliffs and windy roads then I highly suggest renting a car. Most all the roads are skinny two-lane roads so be sure to keep an eye out for larger vehicles and the millions of scooters.
The SITA bus ($) — 10 euro for an all-day pass. Make sure to catch the early bus out and try to get on a mid-afternoon or late evening (buses run until 9pm) bus back otherwise you could be waiting hours for a seat!
Thanks so much for reading my Amalfi Coast Travel Guide. I still dream of getting back to this place so if you have the chance to go anywhere in the world, choose the Amalfi Coast! Share this guide with your family & friends if you enjoyed it. And for more Italy guides head here!
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