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20 Reasons to Visit the Amalfi Coast

For the people of the Amalfi Coast, who will go to heaven, judgement day will be a day like any other…”

Local proverb

The Amalfi Coast extends from Punta Campanella to Vietri sul Mare and it is divided into several towns among which Positano, Praiano, Amalfi, Ravello, Conca dei Marini, linked by the famous Amalfi Drive, the SS163, considered “the most beautiful road of the world”.
Since December 1997, the Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO heritage site.
An inestimable heritage and there are many things why everyone should visit the Amalfi Coast.

Positano – the jewel of the Amalfi Coast.

A cascade of pastel-colored houses, arches, majolica tiled domes framed by deep pink and red bougainvillea perched on the rocks and mirrored in the crystalline waters.
Reach the black sandy beach of Marina Grande, the perfect spot to feel the pure essence of Positano.


The Amalfi Coast offers a continuous and breathtaking show of sunsets.
In particular during autumn & spring when the air is totally clear (with no heat), at sunset, it will be impossible to believe your eyes.
The sky becomes a rainbow! Colors from orange to red to purple will color the sky and your heart!

An autumn sunset captured along the Amalfi Drive.
Beaches – the Mediterranean sea and its rocky beaches.

With its crystalline, blue sea and its unique and uncontaminated underwater system, the Amalfi Coast offers some of the most beautiful beaches of Italy.
Composed mainly of heavenly coves, they are real corners of paradise and many times hidden in natural inlets of extraordinary beauty

Marina di Conca, Conca dei Marini

Ravello is a rural village unspoiled by tourism, perched on the top of the mountain cliff above Amalfi and Minori.
This is such a magical and unique setting of the Amalfi Coast.
Also famous for its breathtaking views, the natural beauty and ancient monuments of this village are presented at their best in the gardens of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo.

Villa Rufolo, Ravello
Villa Cimbrone, Ravello
Food – the real southern Italy flavors

The delicious, healthy & genuine Amalfi Coast gastronomy awakes your senses, for its delicate flavors, vivid colors, and amazing taste.
They say that life is made up of moments, which sharpen your senses and reinforce your sight. All come together, and you realize how fortunate you are to be in the moment and recognize it for what it is.
La parmigiana, la sfogliatella, la delizia al limone, la caprese… what else can I say?! This food speaks itself.

The Amalfi Drive Coastal Road.

The scenery of the Amalfi Drive (in Italian SS163) is characterized by mighty cliffs that drop into the sea with stunning views at every turn.
Everyone should drive along this road that extends from Vietri sul Mare to Positano, with its 1001 curves… a once in a lifetime experience.
Let every single curve capture your attention with its emotions and sensations, surrounded by olive trees, lemon groves and vineyards.

Glimpse from the Amalfi Drive ©
The hiking paths

An unforgettable experience between the sky and the sea. You will think “Am in paradise?”
Try the most famous hiking of the Amalfi Coast is the “Path of the Gods”. The name of this path expresses all the wonders that you can admire when you walk through it. It offers an outstanding view of the coast and of the tips peering above the clouds.

Path of the Gods
Capri & Blue Grotto

Located at just a ferry ride away from the coastline. It takes approximately 1 hour to reach Capri, depending on where you are located.
Capri’s most iconic sight is Faraglioni. A picture with these rocks in the background is a must.

Faraglioni, Capri ©

Once at the maritime republic of Amalfi, not to be missed a lovely stroll around Piazza Duomo, the main square, dominated by the magnificent and stunning Cathedral of St. Andrew & the fountain.
On the waterfront, the ancient dockyards, the port area with its rocky beaches and the statue of Flavio Gioia.

View of Amalfi from the boat
Traditions, History & Culture (a rich & vibrant history)

From the historical and cultural point of view, the Amalfi Coast is rich in every corner. Nearby you can also visit the Archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum & Mt. Vesuvius, located at approx. 1-hour drive.
During summertime, it is possible to attend to a huge number of “Sagra” and religious celebrations like St. Andrew’s day (June 27th). During these traditional events, you can taste typical food, learn about the history of every event handed down generation by generation (like the Sfogliatella Sagra on August 2nd in Conca dei Marini). Not to be missed the Ravello music festival also popularly known as the “Wagner Festival”, available every summer for 70 years!

St. Andrew’s celebration on June 27th ©

The climate conditions of this area are particularly suitable for the growing of wine grapes. The varieties of wine grapes that are grown on the Amalfi Coast are different and they give rise to some of the most esteemed wines of the world.
Live an unforgettable experience walking through the vineyards tasting wines combined with the excellent typical products of the area.

Wine tasting tour with Delectable Destinations ©
Limoncello & Lemons – the Gold of the coast

The lemon of the Amalfi Coast is one of the sweetest lemons in the world. The “sfusato amalfitano” has a pale yellow colour and it’s famous worldwide. Lemon groves are widely present on the Amalfi Coast. And it’s exactly here where limoncello was first made.

Collection of lemons from our garden

While proceeding along the Amalfi Coast either by foot, by car or by boat, the time stops. Every glimpse is a postcard. For example, the views from Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, every corner of the Amalfi Drive is unparalleled.

View of Ravello ©

Sorrento is a town of extraordinary beauty that has endured as a favored resort for centuries.
Once in Sorrento, the birthplace of the poet Torquato Tasso, author of the Gerusalemme Liberata, from the central area considered the heart and soul of the town, ( Piazza Tasso main square ) you will certainly enjoy the stroll along the very Characteristic Avenue Corso Italia having several Limoncello & souvenir stores and outdoor cafes.

The town of Sorrento ©casasorrentina
The Archaeological Site of Pompeii

In 79 AD, Mt. Vesuvius erupted and put to an end to some important Roman cities such as Pompeii. Located at approx. 1,5 hours from the Amalfi Coast (depending on where you are based), this archaeological site is among the best-preserved and most spectacular Roman ruins in existence. Here you can have a full immersion into the Roman culture.


Exclusive handcraft ceramics. With no doubt one of the most exclusive local treasures. Emotional colors and designs representing the amazing beauty of the Amalfi Coast.

Best hotels in the world.

No matter where you stay along the Amalfi coast you will always have a breathtaking view from every window. From bed & breakfast to grand five stars hotel, the unique very traditional southern Italian decor combined with cliff-top terraces surrounded by lush lemon groves overlooking the sea will make your stay unforgettable.

The amazing view from hotel Caruso in Ravello ©
Emerald Grotto – Grotta dello Smeraldo

The Amalfi Coast version of the Blue Grotto of the Island of Capri. Discovered in 1932 it is one of the major attractions along Amalfi Drive.

Emerald Grotto
Fiordo di Furore

One of the most beautiful villages/beaches of Italy. Situated between the towns of Praiano and Conca dei Marini, the Fiordo di Furore is an authentic wonder of nature. The little beach rises between the overhanging rocks on the crystal clear sea and the flourishing vegetation that climbs along the hills, with a background of little houses back in time used by the fishermen of the town of Furore

Steps to reach the beach
Fiordo di Furore
Off the beaten path towns

In addition to the best-known villages, there are small villages not far from the major centers of interest that are real gems of beauty such as Praiano, famous for its golden sunsets, Agerola, mother of the Path of the Gods and mozzarella, Atrani, a tiny and picturesque village. Here you can enjoy an authentic experience off the beaten path avoiding crowds and enjoying the real essence of the Amalfi Coast.

St. Gennaro’s Church in Praiano.

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