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Things to do in the Amalfi Coast

Whether you’re planning an Italian getaway, honeymoon, or road trip around the coast of Italy, this list of things to do has got you covered. Here are the best things to do on the Amalfi Coast!

Take a Trip to Capri

The island is famous for its landscape, gorgeous hotels, designer shopping, limoncello, and handmade leather sandals.

View on a boat next to coast of Capri in italy

In the summer months, nearly every one of the Amalfi Coast towns offers a ferry service. During the rest of the year, you’ll find departures from Porto de Napoli and Molo Immacolatella Vecchia.

Explore Positano

Positano is one of Italy’s most beautiful cities, if not one of the greatest stunners of the Mediterranean. Grab a beach chair and admire the coastline or hike up one of the endless staircases and then an unparalleled view of the Mediterranean.

Coastal view of Positano in Italy

It’s well-known as being a sophisticated resort town and a luxury honeymoon destination, due to its location and all the boutiques, homes, and cafés built into the cliffside.

Stay at a Luxury Hotel

When it comes to the best hotels in Amalfi, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

As you are planning, however, be aware that summer is a busy time. Prices are sky high and the whole world seems to be descending on Europe’s hottest summer destination.

Luxury hotel with a pool in Italy

If you’re dreaming about spending the night at one of the hotspots in the most beloved Amalfi Coast towns, it’s no exaggeration to say you might want to book a year out. Plan as early as you can.

Check out the best hotels here!

Buy Pottery as Souvenirs

The Amalfi is famous for its ceramic factory and you’ll find artisanal pottery dotting the landscape through the Amalfi Coast towns.

Many pieces from this area are decorated with an iconic lemon motif, which makes sense since the area is known for its lemons and limoncello!

White Italian pottery

Browse the endless varieties of coffee mugs, pitchers, plates, and bowls then snag the perfect one to bring home. A lot of local shops offer international shipping so check in on the options if you’re nervous to pack up your new treasure.

There are a number of other Italian souvenirs that you can check out as well.

Fiordo di Furore

A Hidden beach with spectacular scenery! This cozy little fjord along the Mediterranean Sea is a renowned geological feature of the region. From the Amalfi Highway bridge, you’ll get a prime view of the little lagoon.

People on a Fiordo Di Furore Beach in Italy

The beach below is stunning but plan ahead before you go. Due to the risk of falling rocks, the beach does sometimes close. Bring good shoes to explore the rocky area and see how close you can get.

Grotta dello Smeraldo

Known as the Blue Grotto, Emerald Cave or Emerald Grotto, this tucked-away spot in Conca dei Marini has an otherworldly beauty.

Boat at Blue Grotto entrance

The Emerald Grotto is a natural highlight along the Amalfi Coast, just a few miles outside the actual town of Amalfi. When sunlight filters through the waters of the small cave, the light appears to be emerald in hue and it sends sparkling reflections all along the cave walls.

When you go, it’s a relatively quick visit (you’ll only need to plan for about 30 minutes), so bring your camera and plan for a mini photoshoot as you pass through.

Visit Amalfi Town

The buildings curve up the hillside from the water, and the town itself is not as steep as Positano. Home to just over 5,000 people, the namesake of this region is one of the most culturally and historically rich Amalfi Coast towns.

Due to its maritime history, Amalfi is one of the most historic towns in the region. Along the water’s edge, there’s a pretty promenade and then a marina docked full of colorful boats.

Houses on a Cliff in Amalfi Town

If you wish to stroll around town, plan a morning one, see the cathedral, then have brunch in the picturesque square overlooking the church.

You can’t miss the Piazza del Duomo, with the cathedral looming overhead. The picturesque square is dotted with sidewalk cafes and boutiques, making it a fantastic place to soak in the sun. If you want to check out hotels or apartments take a look here.

Take a Cooking Class

Bringing age-old traditions home with you will give you a deeper connection to the culture and will keep the memories.

Italy has some of the best cuisines in Europe, and the Amalfi Coast is no exception. And, like much of Italy, cooking classes abound here—from antipasto to tiramisu, fill up your recipe box here.

Person making pasta

The region is known for its seafood and limoncello, but you truly can’t go wrong with any of the Italian classics!

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