The Ultimate Guide to Amalfi Coast and The Best Things To Do There | Loola Cosmetics
The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline in Italy. It's located on the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the Campania region. The Amalfi Coast starts from Sorrento and stretches to Positano. The length of the coast is about 50km long, and it can only be accessed by car or by boat. Italy is full of beautiful coastal towns and villages, but none are as famous or, in our opinion, as beautiful as the Amalfi Coast. Located along the southern coast of Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is no wonder that the Amalfi coastline is known for having some of the most stunning views in the country. No Italy visit would be complete without spending time on the Amalfi Coast.
If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, one of the best trips would be to the area of Amalfi so you can sample all their fantastic food. While driving along the coastline, taking in beautiful sights such as Positano and Capri will make you believe you are still in a magical land. But, there is so much more to do than just taking in the scenery. You have come to the right place if you are looking for the best things to do on the Amalfi Coast. The Loola Cosmetics team has outlined all the must-see attractions, activities, and day trips you can take in this stunning area of Italy. So pack up your beauty hybrids, travel cosmetics and hit the road!
Best Things to do on the Amalfi Coast
1. Hike the Path of the Gods
The Path of the Gods is the best hike on the Amalfi Coast. This hike offers you the most beautiful views of the Amalfi Coastline and it stretches from Bomberano to Nocelle and will take roughly 2 to 2.5 hours and is 4 miles (6.44 kilometers) long. If you hike the Path of the Gods, the journey will guide you through ancient historical towns, ruins, and awe-inspiring views.
To really make the most of this hike head here for sunrise and pack breakfast. There are a few benches along the path that is perfect for breakfast. Once you get to Nocelle, make sure to stop at Lemon Point for the best fresh lemon and orange juice. It is a welcome refreshment after a long hike.How to Get to the Path of the Gods
It is easy to use public transport to get to the trailhead. Get a SITA bus to Amalfi – this is easily doable from Sorrento or Positano. Once you are in Amalfi, get the Bus to Bomberano.
If you want to get there for sunrise then, unfortunately, public transport doesn’t run early enough. The only other option is to get a taxi and this is really expensive. It will cost around 90 Euros one way.
2. Take a Day Trip to the Island of Capri
When visiting the Amalfi Coast, a trip to the island of Capri is a must! Ferries run from every destination along the Amalfi Coastline, so there is no excuse! This island is so beautiful, with its bright blue sea and green rugged landscapes, it is simply stunning. Even though the island is renowned for being a playground for the rich, there is actually something to do there for every traveler and budget. In Capri you can visit lovely places like: Mount Solaro & Ana Capri, Blue Grotto.
3. Villa Cimbrone in Ravello
Ravello in itself is worth a day trip. This town was our absolute favorite place on our Italy road trip. Ravello is definitely the most romantic place along the Amalfi Coast and is the ultimate honeymoon destination. The town is full of romantic viewpoints, amazing food, and some of the most stunning gardens you will ever see.
4. Furore Beach
Furoir di Four Beach is one of the most iconic beaches on the coastline. Used by Red Bull as an extreme diving site, this beach is nothing short of spectacular. There are a set of stairs that lead all the way down to the beach. One thing to bear in mind is that there is no available parking in the vicinity. To head there by Bus, you can catch the Positano – Amalfi Line. Whilst this beach is a little hard to access, it is certainly worth it.
5. Visit Atrani
Atrani is a city and commune. The Municipality of Atrani has a surface area of 0.12 km, making it the smallest in the whole of Italy. The biggest difference between Amalfi and Atrani is authenticity. If you visit Atrani, you will notice that it represents a true insight into the local Italian lifestyle. This town is made up of many small narrow residential streets. It is only a 10-minute walk from Amalfi town and therefore easy to access. With laundry hanging from open windows swaying in the breeze and locals gathering for their morning coffee in the main square, it is a beautiful town to experience a local way of life.
The Beach in Atrani
Atrani’s beach was the most perfect place to chill. Sunbeds and umbrellas are cheaper than other places on the Amalfi Coast. Dotted with blue and white umbrellas and beautiful rocks in the sea to lay on. This beach has a small public beach or two beach clubs that offer beds you can hire for the day.
6. Eat Dinner and Drink Peach Bellinis at Ill Trident in Positano
Ill Trident in Positano is an incredible place to catch a sunset and have incredible food. The area is filled with white wire arches and bright pink climbing flowers. They offer great food but the highlight for us was their beautiful freshly made Peach Bellinis. For dinner, we recommend the Kamut spaghetti with black olives, capers, and yellow cherry tomatoes. Enjoy your cocktail sitting on the sunlit terrace and take in the incredible views.
A few other restaurants we loved in Positano:
Faro Bar- right on the edge of the coastal road in Positano and offering an incredibly romantic setting. This place is renowned for its fresh fish.
Da Gabrisa Restaurant & Wine Bar – Although this is a wine bar, you should definitely have one of their signature G&T’s. Any of their seafood pasta dishes are also delicious.
Casa e Bottega – this is the best place for breakfast in Positano and we loved their avocado on toast and smoothie bowls.
General tips for eating out along the Amalfi coast
It is worthwhile making reservations ahead of time for places you know you want to eat. There are restaurants offering the most incredible views like Ill Trident get booked up really quickly. Make sure to make reservations and request a good table as soon as you can.
7. Head to Arienzo Beach Club
Arienzo Beach Club is an amazing place to relax and rejuvenate in Positano. The owners have a small boat that will pick you up from Positano and take you to this iconic beach in a hidden cove. The tiny beach is covered with iconic orange umbrellas and sunbeds. They serve the perfect Aperol and amazing lunch options. This beach club is the ultimate spot to chill along the Amalfi Coast.
8. Explore Amalfi Town
Amalfi town is sometimes overlooked with many individuals stopping there as part of their onward journey. However, we believe Amalfi deserves a trip to its own right. Because it is one of the central ports along the Amalfi Coast, chances are you will be visiting Amalfi at some point. It is so easy to get there from Positano, Capri, or any other major destinations on the Amalfi coast. Below are our top things to do in Amalfi.
Shopping in Amalfi Town
The best place to get souvenirs and everything lemon-related! Stroll the cozy streets and spot the adorable fountains dotted around the town. Head to La Scuderia del Duca paper store. Filled with the historical journey of the paper trade in Amalfi and intriguing artifacts, if you search hard enough, you might be able to find old vintage postcards and classic stationery printed on Amalfi paper.
Admire the Amalfi Cathedral
If you are heading to Amalfi, you simply cannot miss this architectural masterpiece. The cathedral sits with pride in the center of Amalfi and it is just beautiful.
9. Drive the Coastal Road
The Amalfi coast road offers some of the best views of the Amalfi Coast. However, it certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted! With narrow lanes, wild drivers, and steep cliffs, there are definitely some hair-raising moments. Hire an old Vespa or you can pay more for a classic car and drive the coastline. Check out Positano Vintage Dream for hire options. The best scenic viewpoint is at Conca dei Marini just after the Belvedere hotel. You will get to see the crystal clear water of the Saraceno Hotel which was once a fortress. The view also allows you to see the former villa of Sofia Loren with the perfect Amalfi backdrop.
The road from Amalfi to Agerola (or from Agerola from Sorrento) provides a unique view over Praiano. Compared to the other roads along the Amalfi coast, there are a couple of places where you can pull your car over to the side, especially in between Furore and Agerola. One really important thing to note here is that there are not a lot of parking spots along the coastline. Also, for the parking spots that do exist, they will be very expensive.
Should You Visit the Amalfi Coast?
Absolutely! The Amalfi Coast is full of incredible towns, villages, and amazing things to do. Each town has something unique to offer with its own charm and identity. We hope you enjoyed our guide to the best things to do along the Amalfi Coast. This is such a stunning part of Italy and you are guaranteed to fall in love with this coastline and everything it has to offer. Don’t forget to pack smart, grab your hybrids, and travel cosmetics and be ready to enjoy the adventure.
Whether you are visiting the cliffside villas in Ravello or the stunning blue waters of Capri, each experience is so unique and memorable. Take out Pilot Eyeshadow Palette with you to create gorgeous looks for the trip.