Top seven best things to see and eat on the Amalfi Coast in the summertime
Located in the south of Italy, this area has one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. Here are our tips on what to see, do, and eat when on Amalfi Coast.
One of the most charming coastlines in the world
"The name of Italy has magic in its very syllables" said Mary Shelley, the English novelist who wrote the Gothic novel, Frankenstein. Well, think about how intense the magic of the enchanting Amalfi Coast is! Located in the south of Italy – in the Campania region - this area has one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. Amalfi Coast area includes every town between Positano and Vietri sul Mare.
What to see, do and eat when on Amalfi Coast
The most popular cities are Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Not far away, however, you can find the famous Sorrento peninsula and Capri island. La Costiera Amalfitana has long charmed writers, actors, artists, and philosophers. The list is endless: from Gore Vidal to D.H. Lawrence, from celebrity star Greta Garbo to actor Humphrey Bogart. Here are our tips on what to see, do, and eat when on Amalfi Coast.
Explore the "capital" of the Amalfi Coast. This city was one of the Ancient Maritime Republics. One of the most interesting historical places is the Cathedral. When you are in town, we recommend buying the famous Amalfi paper, an outstanding paper made in the "cartiere," the artisanal paper mills.
Vietri sul Mare
Visit the town of Vietri sul Mare, famous for the art of its charming ancient ceramics, a beautiful harmony of colors.
Ravello is famous for its beautiful art and is called the City of Music. Attend a concert at enchanting Villa Rufolo or at the scenic Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium. Essential stops are the Gardens of Villa Cimbrone and the natural balcony, the Terrace of Infinity.
Positano is called "the pearl" of the Amalfi Coast; it is also famous as the city of fashion and shopping.
You cannot stay in this magical land without exploring its unique seas. That is why we recommend an incredible boat tour on the Amalfi Coast.
Il cammino degli Dei
The Amalfi Coast is celebrated for its breathtaking natural beauty. "Il cammino degli Dei", the Path of the Gods, is a naturalistic trail on the Lattari mountains along the coastline. The landscape is magnificent and unforgettable.
You can't leave the Amalfi Coast without tasting the very famous Limoncello, made with the Amalfi Coast IGP lemons.
Ricotta e pereGo as far as Minori, another of the beautiful towns on the Amalfi Coast. Here you will find the famous pastry shop of one of Italy's most celebrated pastry chefs. Try pastry chef Sal de Riso's famous desserts like Delizia al Limone and Ricotta e Pere.
- Donatella Mulvoni