The beautiful Amalfi coast have 13 seaside towns which are all connected via the SS163 road, considered one of the most scenic drives in the world.
The narrow road winds past grand villas, terraced vineyards and cliffside lemon groves and amazing views of the blue sky and the glittering sea.
Sorrento is the official starting point of the Amalfi Coast and the easiest town to reach. There is a direct shuttle bus from Naples Airport to Sorrento. If you want to take day trips to Capri, Naples and Pompeii then Sorrento is the perfect place to stay on the Amalfi Coast.
There is an actual town that is called Amalfi and is a popular destination for its history, monuments and natural setting. Amalfi was once known for paper making, so a visit to the Museum of Handmade Paper is a must.
Positano is everything you’d dream the Amalfi Coast to be with its pastel-colored houses that spill down its vertical cliffs into the sea, and creating a landscape that looks like an amazing painting.
Ravello is an oasis of calm and beauty nestled high in the hills above the Bay of Salerno. The town is full with art, spectacular gardens, and heart-stopping views of the amazing landscape below.
In 79 AD, torrid volcanic ash raced down the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and smothered Pompeii to death. Since excavations began in the mid-18th century, the city has generated a bounty of cultural treasures and fascinating insight into the life of the ancient world.
On Capri you have to visit Villa San Michele, a magical place quite out of the ordinary. The garden is a paradise on earth with amazing views. It lies on a plateau about 300 metres above the sea with a view across the Bay of Naples and the Sorrentine Peninsula with the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the distance.
The best way to explore the Amalfi Coast is to have your own car and view the stunning coast in your own speed.
Hiking – Walk of the Goods
The famous “Walk of the gods” is a breathtaking mountain walk with sea views that takes you from the town of Praiano to Positano in about 3 hours.
The best views of the stunning coast is seen from a boat. You can travel with
the regular ferry between Sorrento, Naples, Capri and the small towns of the Amalfi coast. There are also plenty of smaller boat tours that you can choose from.
On Capri you can spend half a day on a traditional gozzo boat exploring the most beautiful sea caves and coves along the coast