Experience Amalfi Coast
The steep cliffs and colorful houses of the Amalfi Coast are one of the most popular motives in Italy probably! If you’re visiting this unique region just south of Naples, you will be amazed by the impressive coastline around this area. From Amalfi to Positano, there are many fascinating places to discover on the Amalfi Coast.
Whether you are looking for a high-end luxury holiday or are just passing through on a backpacking trip, the Amalfi Coast is able to accommodate all kinds of travellers. Crystal-clear waters, sandy beaches and typical Italian towns make up the charm of this region and attract millions of people every year. You can enjoy the buzzing life during summer or relax at empty beaches during spring and autumn. Whatever you do, everyone will fall in love with the Amalfi Coast for sure.
- Our favorite beach: Gavitella Beach
- Our favorite restaurant: Next2 in Positano
- Our favorite boat tour in Amalfi Coast: Private Cruise to visit Capri
Language and Currency in Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast is part of Italy, so the official language is Italian. The currency in the Amalfi Coast is the Euro. Most people working in the tourism area speak good English, and even German is spoken in many areas of the Amalfi Coast.
If you speak to the older generation, communication can be more difficult. People are very happy if you try to speak a few basic Italian words, and it helps to communicate if you venture out outside the typical tourist areas.
Getting around in Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast has one of the most scenic streets in the world, the so-called Amalfi Drive. This is the name given to the road SS163, that connects all the towns around the Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi Drive is quite a special road, thanks to the amazing views but also tricky due to the many steep curves.
The best way to get around in the Amalfi Coast depends on what you would like to do. If you want to explore the region fully and at your own rhythm, renting a car or scooter is the best way to do so. However, you need to pay full attention when driving as the Amalfi Drive is not the easiest road and in summer it can get very busy. Car and scooter rentals are easy to find in the region, or you can just pick it up at Naples airport when arriving there. From Naples, you can also take a train to any of the towns in Amalfi Coast and then decide whether or not you would like to rent a car or scooter.
If you are looking to visit only the main towns, using the local bus services is the best way to do so as there is only very little parking in the towns. The bus system in Amalfi Coast connects all major towns and is very easy to handle. Just be aware that due to heavy traffic in summer the schedules can vary quite a lot.
There are also taxis available for short distances, which is, of course, more relaxed but also more expensive than taking the bus. Within the towns, you are best off simply walking the extra metre by foot while enjoying the view of the sea, the cliffs and the cute roads.
Best things to do during your holidays in Amalfi Coast
If you’re on holidays in the Amalfi Coast and looking for an alternative to your normal beach day, there are many options for things to do in Amalfi Coast. Active travellers should try out hiking the Path of Gods. What a name right? And it keeps what it promises - this hiking trail from Agerola to Nocelle will amaze you with the unique views you can enjoy during the hike. The total hike is about 7,8km so usually, it takes around 3 hours to get from start to finish point.
Those of you looking to do dive into the local culture should visit the Amalfi Cathedral in Amalfi. This medieval cathedral can be admired at the Piazza del Duomo. Its architecture was redone many times since the 9th century, making it a living showcase of the different cultural and historical influences that make up the special character of the Amalfi Coast.
Another highlight to visit in Amalfi Coast is the famous Grotta Dello Smeraldo, or also called Emerald cave. This sea cave is located in Conca dei Marini and a Must-See during your holidays. You can enter the cave through an artificial tunnel and then take a short boat ride inside the cave to admire the unique blue color that is created by the light falling through a hole in the ceiling into the cave.
If you’re passing by Ravello, you should also make sure to visit the Villa Rufolo. This impressive vila can be found in the historic centre of Ravello and is famous worldwide for hosting one of the oldest and most expensive villas on the coast in the 13th century when it was built. There was even a story written about it in the Renaissance by author Boccaccio! Make sure to make a reservation online to join a guided tour through this historic villa!
The best boat tours in Amalfi Coast
Boat tours are the best way to explore the Amalfi coast. From the sea, you can truly admire the fascinating steep cliffs with the colorful houses built on top of them. Of course, we have some of the best boat tours in Amalfi coast for you! One of the best boat tours is the private cruise to visit the island Capri.
On this tour, you can enjoy the luxury of having your private boat and also explore the cute island Capri just outside of the Amalfi Coast.
For those looking for a really romantic boat ride
in Amalfi Coast, you can choose between the sunset tour
or even the dinner cruise
in Amalfi Coast. There are many great boat tours in Amalfi Coast and if you have the time, why not do a few to really get to know the region!
What and where to eat in Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast is blessed with some delicious aromas and fruits and veggies that grow very well on the sun-kissed hills of the region. You can find giant lemons all over the coast, which are very popular in the local cuisine as well. Make sure you don’t miss out on the famous Limoncello made from the juicy local lemons when eating out in Amalfi Coast!
Besides lemons and tomatoes, the Amalfi Coast is also blessed with fresh seafood that is prepared like nowhere else in the local restaurants. If you like seafood, you will be in heaven here. The variety of fish and seafood that you can get in Amalfi Coast is seemingly endless and prepared with local recipes it is some of the best seafood you will ever taste.
If you’re staying around Amalfi, make sure to go have dinner or lunch at the Restaurant Baglio, where they have delicious food and a big variety to choose from. For some delicious pizza, try Bar Pizzeria - Da Nando in Agerola!
Enjoy the beautiful beaches around the Amalfi Coast
The beaches of the Amalfi Coast are all beautiful, blessed with warm waters and unique views. There are some beaches though that are exceptionally beautiful and that you should visit if you can! One of the most popular around the Amalfi Coast is Marina Grance in Positana. It combines the relaxing beach atmosphere with the buzzing “dolce vita” of the town Positano in one single spot. Enjoy a delicious cocktail at a beach bar followed by a refreshing dive in the crystal-clear waters - high life at its best!
If you’re on holidays with your family, you should spend at least one day at the beach Vietri Sul Mare. Here you have a lot more space than on most other beaches, so your kids can play at the beach and enjoy swimming in the warm sea.
The bay of Cavallo Morto in Maiori is also one of those beaches you will not forget easily. This bay is only accessible by boat, but once you get there you can enjoy the white sandy beach and turquoise mediterranean sea without too many people around! Visiting this beach is a real adventure and definitely worth it.
The beach of Spaggia Arienzo in Positano is also rather hard to get to with a steep stone staircase, but once you get down to the pebbled beach you can rent a sunbed and simply enjoy the Italian sun and some delicious food at the local beach bar.
Whatever you decide to do during your holiday in Amalfi Coast, we promise you will love the boat tours and watersports. Sunshine and a lot of fun are guaranteed! For any further tips or requests, feel free to contact us anytime.