Top 10 Things to See and Do on the Amalfi Coast

Top 10 Things to See and Do on the Amalfi Coast

One of the most beautiful holiday destinations in Italy attracts rich and famous. The elegant hotels, sumptuous villas and deep blue sea make it a desirable getaway. Check out the list and find out what you might expect on this gorgeous coastline.

10. Have a Scenic Ride via the Amalfi Drive

The road was built by the Romans, so you can imagine that people had admired the same views for thousands of years! Today it connects towns of Sorrento and Amalfi, comfortably passing by Positano and Salerno. From the Amalfi Drive gorgeous views to the Tyrrhenian Sea as well as the cliffs open, allowing travellers to enjoy their journey.

Why go there?

Rent a car and have a wonderful drive – the one you have seen many times on TV and in the films: this place is incredibly cinematographic.

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9. See the Fiord in Furore

Furore is one of the most beautiful little towns in the country. However, it is relatively undiscovered by the tourists, although it is embedded next to popular Positano and features a breathtaking landscape. Furore features a true natural wonder – a fiord, which is very unusual to Italy. The dramatic fiord is rinsed by turquoise water with a nice beach and the settlement gradually ascends the precipitous gorge.

Why go there?

Old fishermen houses are scattered there. Visitors come to town to admire fascinating nature and eat at the local restaurants with great views.

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8. Relish Fresh Tuna in Cetara

Cetara was established in the 9th century. Cetara is an ancient fishing village, famous for its tuna. It is also known for its distinctive cuisine: try delicious dishes at three world-quality restaurants – Il Convento, Il San Pietro and L’Acqua Pazza. Needless to say, the ingredients are fresh, purchased straight from the fishermen. Also visitors get a bottle of local Anchovy sauce as a souvenir.

Why go there?

A postcard-pretty town posited on one of the most beautiful coasts in Europe. This is a beloved place for the vacationers and foodies.

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7. Find a Romantic Getaway in Santa Caterina

The hotel is founded in the 19th century villa and offers the best views, service and elegance. Posited on the rock and overlooking the blue Tyrrhenian Sea, hotel delivers an unforgettable experience of Italian hospitality. Guests can use the exclusive Beach Club area, where they can enjoy the sun and warm sea water pool. Guests can enjoy various activities: from spa treatments to exciting excursions around the famous coast. In two restaurants visitors can relish the exceptional Italian cuisine. Restaurant al Mare’s specialties include fresh grilled fish and fragrant pizzas cooked in a traditional oven.

Why go there?

The hotel is situated on one of the most picturesque sites on the Amalfi Coast, offers great service and elegant design.

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6. Feel Like on the Screen in Atrani

The cinematographic town often serves as a set for the films and commercials, since its surroundings, alleys, lemon groves and staircases are incredibly photogenic. The town boasts a range of historic architecture from various eras. From the Medieval Church of San Salvatore de’ Birecto built in the 10th century, the 15th century’s fortress of Torre dello Ziro, to the fine Rococo facade of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene Penitent – everything has a long history here.

Why go there?

Today Atrani attracts those, who are looking for the most beautiful and tranquil escape, far away from an urban noise into a historic haven.

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5. Relax in Casa Angelina

Sandwiched between the steep rocks, surrounded with lemon trees and overlooking the blue sea, Casa Angelina exudes elegant modernity, that distinguishes itself from other neighboring hotels, that are more classic oriented. Hotel has an indoor and an outdoor pool, as well as a private beach, adjacent to the building. Guests are taken around the coast or on the customized tours by Master Angelina boat.

Why go there?

A chic hotel, with great views and service, Mediterranean cuisine delicacies, not far from the tourist destinations such as Naples, Pompei, Salerno, Vesuvius, Herculaneum and Paestum.

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4. See Ancient City of Salerno

Posited at the beginning of the Amalfi Coast, Salerno boasts an incredible number of historic buildings. The Arechi Castle is the most famous landmark, crowning Salerno on the top of the hill from where great panoramic views to the bay open. While one can explore the Medieval old town, its churches and museums in the center, a modern area can be found surrounding the harbor.

Why go there?

Its port is quite busy as well as the famous promenade, providing a nice trail. One can relish Italian cuisine in the restaurants, that have preserved ancient recipes.

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3. Discover Spirituality in Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa

American Bianca Sharma was sailing in Mediterranean sea, when she spotted an abandoned 17th-century monastery on the top of the hill. She fell in love with the neglected sanctuary, bought it, restored it and established this amazing Hotel of Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa. The luxurious SPA has 20 rooms, that every each of them has the view to the sea.

Why go there?

The guests can enjoy the beauty procedures, relax in the infinity pools, surrounded with the garden of rose, bougainvillaea, jasmine and mint.

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2. Go to Amalfi Town

The main gem of the precious Amalfi Coast – the town of Amalfi is the largest resort here. Its history dates back to the 6th century, but is present in a variety of ancient buildings, that also remind about the glorious past of the town, which used to be an important port that later grew to the Duchy of Amalfi.

Why go there?

Besides the historic town center and buildings, visitors also love sampling various lemon products – the local specialty. The most famous one is limoncello – Italian lemon liqueur. Sandy beaches provide sites for bathing and enjoying the sun.

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1. Visit Glamorous Positano

Positano is a picturesque and desirable holiday destination, attracting movies and rock’n’roll stars. It was ancient Romans who started building elegant villas here. Today they can be seen among the pastel houses, soaring up the precipitous rocks, defining the glamorous town. There is a range of restaurants, that spoil their guests with ravishing Italian cuisine, hotels, shops and the biggest beach on the Amalfi Coast.

Why go there?

The pace is really slow and laid back here, offering a tranquil retreat. You can admire the coast from water on a boat trip to Capri, Paestum, Ischia or simply around the precious Amalfi Coast.

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