Insider Tips for a Wonderful Holiday on the Amalfi Coast
Located on the Southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine peninsula, the Amalfi Coast combines dramatic coastline with picturesque countryside. Speckled with pastel villages and a maze of cliffside stairways, the Amalfi Coast guarantees an enchanting holiday for couples and families alike.
Starting in April, the Amalfi Coast draws sun-seekers from all over the world to its hilltop hotels, relaxing beaches, historic ruins, and remarkable restaurants. It stretches about 55 km with wonderful sites to see and hidden treasures to discover. With so much to choose from it is hard to know what to prioritize. So, here are a few suggested adventures worth seeking out:
Five things to do in the Amalfi Coast:
Get custom-made leather sandals in Positano
Italy is renowned for its soft and supple leather of the highest quality. In Positano, many shoemakers offer custom leather sandals, perfectly fitted to your foot and also to your taste! These sandals make wonderful keep-sakes for any fashionistas visiting the Amalfi Coast.
Look for blue lizards in Capri
Capri is a small island in the Bay of Naples. Famed for its rugged beauty, Capri has long been a destination for travellers. However, beyond the touristic cafes and shops, Capri retains an unspoilt charm, with grand villas, secluded coves, and mysterious grottoes. Capri is also home to the rare Lucertola Azzurras or Blue Lizards, which can only be found on the island.
Find the Fiordo di Furore
Furore, locally known as Neverland, features a tiny, scattered fishing town nestled in the foothills between Amalfi and Positano. Although rather difficult to get to, Furore is definitely worth the effort! For those able to find it, visit the Fiordo di Furore with its secluded beach and tiny houses etched into the cliffside. (Keep in mind there is no parking here!)
Visit the Terrace of Infinity
This scenic vista point lies within the historic Villa Cimbrone in the hilltop town of Ravello. The belvedere is lined by several Romanesque busts that frame the panoramic view of the ocean below. While the Villa itself is private, the gardens are open to the public and can be accessed year round.
Hike the Path of the Gods
The Path of the Gods or in Italian, “Sentiero degli Dei,” is a spectacular hiking trail that ends in Nocelle, above Positano. The path covers almost 5 miles and takes about 3 hours to hike. However, if you walk from Agerola to Nocelle the route runs downhill- an easy trek with magnificent views of the Italian coast and Capri.