The Amalfi Coast has developed a reputation of glitz and glamour on the coast, thanks to many famous actors and politicians frequenting the destination. Although quite posh, you can still find quiet pockets of authentic culture, including along the twisting medieval streets of the numerous fishing towns. Visit staples like Positano, Amalfi, Praiano, Maiori, Ravello, and Minori, or opt for some of the smaller villages.
The best way to discover the region is by boat, cruising along its picturesque coastline, finding hidden caves and beaches. Or, you can hike along one of the trails, such as the Path of Gods or the scenic stretch between Amalfi and Atrani. Discover the best time of year to visit the Amalfi Coast, as you'll want to spend a lot of time outside visiting the ruins of Pompeii, regional wineries and farms, and the nearby islands, like Capri.
Food & Culture
Food is an essential cultural part of the Amalfi Coast, especially its unique lemon, which produces numerous delicacies beloved by locals, Italians, and visitors alike (especially the limoncello).
Sorrento Lemon Tour & Cooking Class
Lemons find their way into many typical dishes of Campania cuisine, and that's because the region grows a very special type: Sfusato Amalfitano. This large lemon produces everything from limoncello to lemon jams, sauces, and honey. You'll try them all with a tasting and tour at a local lemon grove. Then visit the Museum of Rural Culture, Arts and Crafts to learn more about the production process. Your newfound knowledge will help you tackle your lemon-themed cooking class, where you'll learn how to prepare an assortment of dishes featuring local vegetables and traditional pasta. Read More
Pompeii & Wine Tasting on Mt. Vesuvius
Most visitors view Mt. Vesuvius from a distance and simply walk the ruins of Pompeii. But on this unique tour, you'll explore Pompeii (one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world), hike the crater of the Mount Vesuvius volcano, and enjoy lunch and a wine tasting in a nearby vineyard featuring volcanic soil. First, explore Pompeii with an expert archeologist and discover how layers of ash preserved this vibrant city for hundreds of years. Then drive up to Mt. Vesuvius and trek the 25 minutes to the top of the crater, savoring incredible views of the Bay of Naples. End the day at a local winery to enjoy lunch and a wine tasting of traditional Lacryma Christi varietals. Read More
Active Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast is a spectacular stretch of coastline, one of the most beautiful in Italy. Get outside, stretch your legs, and enjoying the scenic landscape and fresh sea air with walking tours.
Guided Walking Tour from Amalfi to Atrani
Amalfi and Atrani are two of the most charming towns on the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a unique way to get between the two with a guided walk along a scenic trail. Start in the historic center of Amalfi, which was once the capital of an ancient maritime republic and acts as an outdoor museum. Enjoy strolling through its medieval streets and perusing its main square, Piazza Flavio Gioia. Visit the Duomo and Fountain of Sant'Andrea before heading up the staircase leading to Atrani. You'll pass an incredible viewpoint from the cemetery of the ancient San Lorenzo Monastery. Read More
Hiking the Path of Gods
With such scenic landscapes, hiking the Amalfi Coast is a unique and bucket-list-worthy experience. The famous "Path of the Gods" is one of the most beautiful trails in Italy. Along the way, you'll savor the incredible panoramic views as you walk about 1,600 feet (500 m) above sea level. You’ll trek between rocky passages, lush Mediterranean vegetation, oak forests, and charming terraces leading to steep slopes. The path is fairly easy, and your end destination is Nocelle, a small community of Positano nestled in the slopes of Monte Peruso. Read More
Exploring the Coastline
The dramatic Amalfi Coast is best explored by boat, cruising its long stretch of rocky shores featuring hidden beaches, sea caves, fishing villages, and islands.
Amalfi Coast Boat Tour from Positano
Cruise along the Amalfi Coast between the area's two "pearls" of Amalfi and Positano. You'll enjoy scenes of one of the world's most stunning coastlines, plus swim in the clear sea and relax away from the crowds. After a refreshing morning in Positano, seeing some of the sites, climb aboard a traditional wooden gozzo boat. As you sail to Amalfi, you’ll pass natural landmarks, such as the Grotta dell'Africana, Furore Fjord, Emerald Grotto, Lovers' Arch, and more. Enjoy free time to peruse quaint and charming Amalfi before heading back. Read More
Free Beach Day on the Amalfi Coast
The beaches along the Amalfi Coast are some of the most beautiful in Italy, which is why you'll find many of them crowded in the summertime. We recommend starting early to enjoy a more peaceful experience. Most of the beaches are set in sandy coves or hidden bays, and you'll find them in each of the towns by following the signs to "Marina Grande," the main beach. There are equally beautiful but lesser-known beaches if you want to avoid the crowds. Either way, the Amalfi Coast is an ideal location for a relaxing beach day! Read More
Capri Island & Grottos Boat Tour
The island of Capri and its surroundings is one of the most beautiful in Italy. As you cruise in a traditional Gozzo Sorrentino boat, enjoy views of the ancient fishing village of Marina Grande, the Roman villa ruins near Bagni della Regina Giovanna, and the numerous grottos (caves) around Capri. You'll also see the Natural Arch, Villa Curzio Malaparte, and Faraglioni rocks, plus have time to explore the town of Anacapri and savor views of the Gulf of Naples from the top of the island. Read More
How to Craft the Perfect Italy Itinerary with the Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast is an ideal side trip from nearby Naples, but the region also makes an excellent combo with Southern Italy. In particular, it's easy to get to Bari and the Puglia region on the heel of Italy's "boot." It's also the perfect starting or ending location for a trip connecting the Amalfi Coast to Naples, Rome, and Florence.
To truly discover the essence of the Amalfi Coast, spend at least 3-4 days in the area. You want ample time to explore the beaches and islands, the cliffside villages, and the wine and food scene, plus any extra days to explore the surroundings. Read more about how many days you should spend on the Amalfi Coast.
Past kimkim travelers have enjoyed the following trips that include experience on the Amalfi Coast: