Amalfi Coast: 15 must-see places
Destinations dreamed of by millions of travelers around the world, an area that has become one of the most glamorous and desirable places to visit in Italy.
We will tell you about the most beautiful places on the Amalfi Coast and its environs, give a lot of recommendations to get the most out of this beautiful Italian region.
It is a beautiful village located at the foot of Mount Cerreto, close to Venice, Genoa and Pisa, with an impressive cathedral and one of the most beautiful squares in the world.
Piazza del Duomo, located in the heart of Amalfi, is a beautiful place that you will never erase from your memory. We recommend buying an ice cream in one of the many ice cream parlors in the city and sitting and admiring the atmosphere on the steps of the Cathedral.
After your ice cream, you can stroll through the beautiful streets of Amalfi, such as Via Lorenzo Damalfi, full of pizzerias, bars, shops. In addition, you cannot miss the Monumental Ensemble of St. Andrew of Amalfi, in which, in addition to the Cathedral, you can see the beautiful Paradise Monastery, the Basilica of the Crucifixion, the Diocesan Museum and the crypt, which houses the relics of St. Andrew, the first disciple of Jesus.
This is the most famous city on the Amalfi Coast and worth a visit. Listed as a World Heritage Site, Positano is, along with all the municipalities in the area, the most famous city on the Amalfi Coast and worth seeing. Its beautiful pastel-coloured houses, perched on the mountainside and topped by the beautiful church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion, world-famous for its majolica dome in green and yellow, are the most popular image of this coast and are the most popular.
Watch the sunset while drinking coffee at the Francos Bar or from some of the viewpoints along Calle Cristoforo Colombo. For those who can afford it, we can recommend watching the sunset from the pool terrace of the Le Sirenuse hotel, the place from which most of the photographs of Positano that we can see on the Web are taken.
Although not strictly part of the Amalfi Coast, Capri is one of the main places to visit if you are traveling in this region of Italy, as it is located just minutes from the coast. This beautiful and small island of just over 10 km2 has been the epicenter of the summer dolce vita since the 1950s, as intellectuals, the rich and celebrities came to it, attracted by its glamor and looking for a place to relax.
On the island you can visit the world-famous Blue Grotto, where you will be amazed by the electric blue of the water, the glamorous town of Capri with luxurious boutiques, cafes and 5-star hotels, the beautiful town of Anacapri or Monte Solaro. from where you have a fantastic view of the two bays of Naples and Salerno. In addition, we recommend that you take a boat tour of Capri, with which you will get to know the famous Faraglioni very closely.
Fjord di Furore
One of the most fashionable and attractive places to visit on the Amalfi Coast, especially in summer, is Fjordo di Furore, a small beach located very close to the little-known town of Furore.
To get to this place, you need to ask the driver to warn you to get off at the corresponding stop, after which you will need to go down several steps. We advise you to visit the fjord as early as possible, as it is usually crowded here from 13:00. Also, while the water is usually crystal clear, there are days when it can be cloudy.
On the way back, if you take a bus, we recommend that you be patient, as the buses can arrive at the fjord stop overcrowded.
The small town of Ravello, the most charming village on the Amalfi Coast and one of Italy's most popular and exclusive tourist destinations. Founded in the fifth century at an altitude of 365 meters above sea level as a haven for the richest families of Amalfi, this is one of the few villages in the area without a beach, which does not detract from its interest.
Among its tourist attractions are Villa Rufolo, site of the Ravello festival and one of the best views of the Amalfi Coast, Ravello Cathedral, a building with a simple facade, with a beautiful gate built in 1179 by Barisano da Trani, and in the center cities. inside which are the relics of San Pantaleone or Via Roma, where you can buy typical products, souvenirs or limoncello.
Although, like Capri, Sorrento does not belong to the villages of the coast, it has become one of the most visited municipalities by all those who travel along the Amalfi Coast, as it is not only the gateway to the area, but also given its excellent offer of hotels and proximity to the sea. the rest of the coastal attractions are the most recommended place to stay.
In addition, Sorrento may not envy other cities in the region, because there are interesting places to visit, among which we recommend Marina Grande, a flirtatious and small traditional port located in the beautiful bay of Vallone dei Mullini, a mysterious enclave abandoned at the end 1940s that was swallowed up by the Atlantic Ocean, nature, a beautiful park with a magnificent view, the monastery of St. Francis, a temple founded as an oratory by St. Anthony in the first half of the eighth century, or streets such as Corso Italia, the main street of the city , and Via San Cesareo.
Of all the villages on the Amalfi Coast, we advise you to settle in this place. For example, at Al Parco Verde B&B, a beautiful and highly recommended hotel on the Amalfi Coast, 350 meters from Sorrento Train Station.
Another of the most beautiful places to visit on the Amalfi Coast is the Emerald Grotto or Grotta dello Smeraldo in Italian. This is a depression about 25 by 30 meters wide and 25 meters high, discovered in 1932 by a fisherman.
The name of this beautiful grotto comes from the color of its waters due to the sunlight coming through the crack. In addition to contemplating the emerald green spectacle of the sea, in this place you can see stalactites and stalagmites, columns up to 10 meters high and a ceramic manger, immersed in its waters in 1956.
Vietri sul Mare and its ceramics
It is a beautiful city with a charming historic center, narrow streets and a beautiful view of the Gulf of Salerno, the most outstanding monument of which is the cathedral with a beautiful majolica dome, which is visible from almost anywhere in the city. and where you can swim on beaches such as Marina di Vietri, La Bahia or La Crestarella.
However, despite the many attractions that make Vietri sul Mare one of the most important places to see on the Amalfi Coast, it is its huge ceramic tradition that is very common in all corners of the city, which you will also enjoy.