The Amalfi Coast, which stretches along the coast of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, is one of the most spectacular places on earth. For centuries it has been attracting lovers of the good life, aristocrats and artists alike, who have come to bask in its warm waters and enjoy the breathtaking views over its famously scenic cliffs and beaches. This guide to an Amalfi Coast itinerary will give you all the information you need in order to make the most of your visit to this wonderful corner of Italy. Enjoy!
Try seafood- Cuoppo D’Amalfi
Surrounded by a Mediterranean sea and renowned for its shellfish, there’s no better place than Cuoppo D’Amalfi on Via Lungomare Torino. Cuoppo is open all day and doesn’t mind serving you breakfast any time of day. Pair their seafood with a cold beer and revel in their fresh seafood cuisine.
If it’s summertime, head upstairs where they have seating overlooking Amalfi Bay. Ordering a pitcher of Sangria and kicking back is how many locals like to spend their afternoons here- just don’t forget your shades!
Also Visit- Marina Grande, Arienzo Beach, and Maiori Beach
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Amalfi is its beautiful coastline. And there’s no better way to get acquainted with it than taking a walk along Arienzo and Maiori beaches, both of which are within walking distance from Amalfi. Plus, these beaches boast blue waters and fine sand; you won’t be disappointed.
If you want to make your day trip more memorable, grab some snacks or drinks at one of the restaurants lining these shores. You can also choose to relax on their sun loungers for a bit before heading back into town.
Zass at Il San Pietro, Positano
Zass at Il San Pietro is one of Positano’s best eateries and provides an authentic taste of Italian coastal cuisine. The views are picturesque, particularly with a glass of wine in hand as dusk falls. Located on Hotel San Pietro’s ‘piano terra’ (first floor), Zass caters well for vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free diners. Its pasta dishes are particularly delicious!
Try out their signature dish, Penne allo Scoglio: spaghetti with shrimp, mussels and clams in a tomato sauce served with fresh grated cheese. For dessert try their tiramisu or crème brûlée. You can’t go wrong either way. A meal here will set you back around €30 per person including drinks but it is worth every cent.
Visit Best beach bar- Bagni d’Arienzo
First things first, it’s important to find a nice beach bar. This isn’t hard when you’re on an Italian beach, but if you haven’t yet decided on where to spend your day in Salerno, we’d suggest trying Bagni d’Arienzo . A short walk from Amalfi and just past Vietri sul Mare, Bagni d’Arienzo is set right on one of Italy’s most beautiful beaches.
The sunsets are truly spectacular and there are plenty of places to enjoy a meal or drink with friends. And after dark? Well, that’s what makes it so special! There’s a great mix of locals and tourists who come here for drinks at night, making for some fun socializing. If you want to hang out at night without having to worry about driving home afterward, then Bagni d’Arienzo is definitely worth checking out. It’s also not far from Positano either, which means that while it can be busy during peak season (July-August). It’s never too crowded as long as you go early enough in the day!
Visit Historical Heritage site -Duomo di Sant’Andrea , Amalfi
You will need an entire day to visit all of Amalfi’s tourist sites, so you will want your first stop in Amalfi to be Duomo di Sant’Andrea, a gothic cathedral dating back to 998 AD. This famous church was originally built as a fortress, and it served that purpose until 1486. After its initial construction, work continued on the Cathedral for several centuries until it became a major landmark in town.
The interior is decorated with beautiful frescoes depicting saints and scenes from Christ’s life. The most notable part of Duomo di Sant’Andrea is without a doubt its façade, which is covered with mosaics made from thousands of tiny seashells. The same material used to build many of Amalfi’s buildings. The mosaics are truly stunning when viewed up close, but they also make for some great photos when taken from far away!
Hotel -L’Antico Convitto
For those travelers who want to unwind at a luxurious spa or spend their mornings leisurely enjoying a traditional Italian breakfast, Hotel L’Antico Convitto on Piazza Vittoria is an ideal pick. With great value rooms and a convenient location right in front of Piazza Duomo, it is one of Amalfi’s best choices for travelers with luxurious taste.
This hotel also has three separate apartments that are perfect for families and groups of friends traveling together. The staff is friendly and very helpful in assisting guests during their stay. The hotel offers free parking as well as free Wi-Fi internet access. Each room comes equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar, safe deposit box and hairdryer.
While you’re in Salerno, be sure to make a day trip out of it and check out some of Amalfi’s loveliest villages. From just outside of Salerno, head east toward Praiano (there are buses running every 30 minutes that will drop you off at Amalfi’s city center for 4 euro) or drive yourself.
There is plenty of parking right outside of town. Once there, walk along Via Roma until you reach Piazza Duomo. There you’ll find one of Italy’s most beautiful churches: Duomo di Sant’Andrea. A few steps away from here is your second stop: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Amalfi. This houses an impressive collection of ancient artifacts found around town including statues and mosaics dating back to Roman times.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our recommendations for your Amalfi Coast itinerary. Remember that no one is watching and that you can choose a more relaxed vacation than what we’ve put together here. Time left? Why not discover horseback riding in Amalfi. Not looking for something active? Go discover the best Italy has to offer in terms of wine
The most important thing is to have fun! If you follow our advice though, we can guarantee that your visit will be an experience worth repeating. Bon voyage!