What To See On The Amalfi Coast
If you get a chance to visit Italy, you must absolutely make a trip to the Amalfi Coast. This picturesque region is located in Southern Italy and boasts some of the most beautiful views in the entire country. It has everything and more that one hopes to find in a coastal European city. From the clear blue waters and fresh seafood to the immaculate beaches and local artisans, this region is a must-see.
We stayed in the city of Sorrento. This staple city is known for its seafood, small ceramics, and endless clothing shops selling handmade linen goods. Be sure to walk the downtown area and order a limoncello. The Sorrento lemons are known for being especially aromatic and can even be eaten out-of-hand with a sprinkle of sugar!
The town of Positano is just thirty minutes down the road on the Amalfi drive. This is the most famous village nestled along the coast. It is perched atop the cliffside with breathtaking views overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is most famous for its pebbled beaches and steep, narrow streets lined with cafes and shops. It’s quite busy with tourists, especially during the Sumer months, but is well worth the trip. Even if you’re just passing through, make sure to grab a coffee, and explore the shops on your way down to the beach. While you’re down there make sure to dip your toes in the warm water and take in the sights, smells, and sounds of the city.
We had just a day to visit the Amalfi Coast so we made good use of our time and wandered throughout the town on our way down to the water. Once we arrived, we lunched at a restaurant on the beach and soaked up the sun before continuing down the coast.
On your drive down the road, you’ll find many places worth stopping. There are a variety of vendors selling everything from fresh fruit to handmade pottery; a wonderful item to bring back home as a memento!
Our final stop was Ravello. This charming town is hands-down one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever visited. It’s known for its sweeping coastal views, 5-star hotels, and impeccable restaurants. While it takes some time to make your way down, the wait is worth it. There are far less toursits in the area.
Of all the places in Ravello to visit, Villa Cimbrone takes the cake. It dates back to the 11th century and is a must-see for all visitors. While the hotel itself is private, guests can tour the immaculate gardens that overlook the coast. If you’re looking to splurge on your stay, I can’t recommend this hotel enough. It also makes for one of the most amazing backdrops for a wedding that I’ve ever seen.
After enjoying yourself in the gardens, be sure to visit the Terrazza dell’Infinito. It offers sweeping views of the Amalfi Coast and Roman-style marble statues.
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