Amalfi is not a place where you need to go with your to do list, a tight schedule or a must see check list, it’s a place that expects you to discover it, to feel it and to taste it! My first and only advise I can really give you is this: forget the list at home, go enjoy getting lost, have that gelato, taste that limoncello, live loud and love hard!
Hands down, one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen! Mind me if I will be over excited in this post! Driving on the Amalfi coast, with the sea on one side and the mountains on the other, leaving the sea behind and going through the lemon plantations was definitely one of the most beautiful roads ever! But I’m already day dreaming, time to write something more consistent.
If you’re lucky and you don’t plan your Amalfi just 10 days before, in full season, then you might get some good prices for accommodation. I only found prices that started from 1000$/per night, that’s why we stayed in Naples and went to Amalfi just one day! But man, how I wish to get back there to spent at least one week in that magical place!
From Napoli to Sorrento you can take the train Circumvesuviana train and from there you can take the SITA buses. The ticket costs 10€, it’s valid 24hours and you have unlimited rides between all the major towns along the coast! Tickets CANNOT be purchased from the bus, they are sold at ‘tabaccherie’ (cigarette shops), newspaper stands, bars and caffés. In Sorrento, there is a ticket booth at the Circumvesuviana station. We were lucky to have our scooter and explore on our own. One day is not really enough, but you can easily catch a glimpse of every city if you plan your route and your time carefully.
We left Napoli quite early (not that early as we like to sleep a little too much), but we had enough time to see a little bit of: Sorrento - Positano (oh, Positano ♥️) - Conca dei Marini - Amalfi - Ravello, in that order. There were many more on the way, but we just put them on our list for next time!
We walked around the streets, a bit of window shopping and had a coffee in Piazza Tasso.
Marina Grande is the place to go in order to find some good sea food restaurants.
Made some photos, had coffee and a gelato in one of the many coffee shops that have a breathtaking sea view, dreamed about living there for at least one month and took some selfies.
The Marina Grande Beach (Spiaggia Grande) is the place to enjoy the sun, relax and have a cocktail.
You can also enjoy Fornillo Beach (Spiaggia del Fornillo) who is a smaller and more quieter version of Marina Grande Beach.
I will also love to visit the Art Galleries the next time I’m there.
Conca dei Marini
This hidden and very small beach was a little too crowded for us, but worth to go first thing in the morning if you stay in the area.
Did a little bit of shopping and had an amazing Lemon Granita (a must try in Amalfi!).
Amalfi’s Cathedral is one thing you should visit. We didn’t had enough time as we were already hangry, but it looked beautiful from the outside.
We arrived in Ravello so hangry, we realized that every restaurant is closed so we had a glass of wine (because we received free peanuts with it) in one of the most beautiful terraces ever. The view, the wine, the sea, the lemon trees, the love, everything was perfect in that moment.
If you are lucky and you are there when they have the Ravello Festival, go to a concert! The venue is absolutely breathtaking!
Surprisingly, I didn’t made a lot of photos in Amalfi. I think it was mostly because I had such a limited time and I wanted to enjoy the road, the view and especially the company! If you think about planning a trip there, but you are not quite sure, just do it, I promise you won’t regret it! I’m sure it will be a destination that you will fell in love with!
If you made it all the way here, I hope you’ll enjoy the images as well!
Thank you for reading, cheers to great adventures! ♥️