Amalfi Coast Travel Guide

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. With its stunning coastline, charming towns and delicious local cuisine, the Amalfi Coast is the perfect destination for anyone looking to experience Mediterranean beaches. I’ll be sharing my top tips for visiting the Amalfi Coast, so you can make the most of your trip.

 First and foremost, it’s important to plan ahead. The Amalfi Coast can get very crowded, especially in the peak summer months, so it’s important to book your accommodations and transportation early. To avoid the crowds, we recommend visiting in the shoulder season, April, May, September, and October, or any other time when the tourists are not around. Trust me, you don’t want to be stuck in a sea of selfie sticks and sunscreen-smelling people.

Here are some do’s and don’ts:

-DON’T stay in the Amalfi town center—it’s crowded and boring. It’s better to stay in Positano, but you can save money by staying in surrounding towns and taking a quick boat or ferry to Capri and Positano. 

-DON’T exchange money there. Make sure to get Euros before arriving in Italy to avoid high fees.

-DON’T pick a hotel too high up for you to haul your luggage to. Taxis can’t take you all the way to the hotel front. And only Amalfi taxis can enter Amalfi.

-DON’T eat at tourist trap restaurants—the service is subpar and food is bland.

-DO buy boat tour tickets ahead of time. It’s hard to get a boat tour the same day.

-DO buy ferry return tickets with your departure tickets so you won’t be stranded in another town.

-DO plan ahead for expensive taxi rides—10 minutes in Capri is around 35 euros

-DO plan ahead for private crowded beaches. Beach clubs are a minimum of about 40-50 euros in Capri.

-DO plan taxi rides to the nearest airport—it’s about 350 dollars from the Amalfi coast to Naples.

-DO book a hotel where you can communicate with the employees. 

-DO expect the Amalfi coast to be expensive, crowded, rocky, and not good for walking.


One of the best ways to explore the Amalfi Coast is by renting a car or scooter. The roads can be narrow and winding, so having your own transportation is the best way to get around and see the sights. However, if you’re not comfortable driving on these roads or you prefer not to, you can use the bus service which is a convenient and affordable way to get around the Amalfi Coast. Just don’t forget to bring a barf bag if you’re prone to motion sickness.

Another great way to see the Amalfi Coast is by taking a boat tour. This is a great way to see the coastline and visit the small towns and villages along the way. Plus, you might even spot a celebrity or two, you never know. Or, you can take the ferry service which is a great way to see the coast and visit the small towns and villages along the Amalfi Coast. Just don’t forget to bring a life jacket, unless you’re a great swimmer, in which case, bring a snorkel and fins.

Towns and Beaches

The towns of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello are three of the most famous towns along the Amalfi Coast and are definitely worth visiting. Each town has its own unique charm, with beautiful views, great restaurants, and plenty of shopping. Amalfi is known for its beautiful Cathedral of St. Andrew, Positano for its picturesque streets and Ravello for its famous Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone gardens, and for having the best gelato in the area.

Some of the best beaches are: Marina Grande, Positano Arienzo Beach, Positano, Maiori Beach, Erchie Beach, Gavitella Beach, Praiano

 One of the most popular activities along the Amalfi Coast is hiking the Path of the Gods. This trail offers breathtaking views of the coastline and is a great way to see the natural beauty of the area. The hike is well marked and it’s not particularly difficult, but be prepared for some steep inclines, and some sweating, and maybe even a little bit of panting. But hey, it’s all worth it for the views, right?


 The Amalfi Coast is known for its delicious seafood and lemons, so be sure to try some of the local specialties while you’re there. Some of the local dishes you should try include spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams), insalata di mare (seafood salad), and limoncello, a lemon liqueur. Also, consider visiting the local markets for a chance to sample the local food and buy souvenirs. 

 If you’re interested in learning more about the local cuisine, you can take a cooking class, which is a great way to learn about the local dishes and take some of the flavors of the Amalfi Coast home with you.

 Finally, If you’re a wine lover, the Amalfi coast is home to some of the best wines in Italy, you can take a tour of the wineries and taste the local wines

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