Line up a hundred bucket lists from total strangers and we’ll bet 99 of them mention touring the Amalfi Coast. There’s always that “one” guy. Right?
And as long as you’re on that side of the hemisphere, touring the Amalfi Coast should be on everyone’s bucket list. Deemed an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, a vacation along this coastline in Italy is sure to keep you in constant awe of its beauty.
Traveling in the Province of Salerno in southern Italy, you’ll experience mysterious grottos, craggy cliffs, pastel homes covering steep mountains, and unforgettable, shimmering bays. Speaking of craggy cliffs, let’s add a fave hangout of celebs, the San Domenico Palace in the Sicilian town of Taormina, thanks to HBO’s The White Rose this place is now on everyone’s bucket list.
To be fair, the entire coastline is one great experience after another, and we’re giving you just a small sample of this.
Whether you tour along the coast on the train, public transportation, car, moped, or motorcycle, take it slow and enjoy and view. Every last drop.
Whatever method you choose, you can find all your Amalfi travel needs at this site.
Natural Marine Reserve of Punta Campanella
This marine reserve covers a great deal of the coastline and extends for 30 Km from Punta del Capo (Gulf of Naples) to Punta Germano (Gulf of Salerno).
It includes a charming succession of grottoes, inlets, and bays, where most of this area is a paradise for scuba divers.
To get to the reserve, a good place to start is the small village of Massa Lubrense. If you enjoy walking tours, here are some others. From there you can walk along an ancient Roman road through stairs and back streets until reaching the church of Nerano.
Here begins the real path that leads you straight to the beach of Jeranto. From here you can see the Faraglioni of Capri off in the distance at Capri Island, our next stop.
The Island of Capri
The Island of Capri is near the southern entrance to the Bay of Naples and a must-see while touring the Amalfi Coast.
It lies opposite the Sorrento peninsula, A favorite with Roman emperors, the rich and famous, artists, and writers, it’s still one of the Mediterranean’s favorite places to visit.
Speaking of islands, you definitely need to check out Le Mont-Saint-Michel when visiting this neck of the woods. This is a tidal island and mainland commune just off the coast of Normandy – and is truly spectacular!
The Faraglioni Rocks of Capri
Grotta Azzurra – The Blue Grotto
While Jetsettying around the island, you’ll want to tour the Blue Grotto. This is only accessible during certain seasons as the rough seas of winter could drop you in the drink.
The Blue Grotto is a sea cave on the coast of the island of Capri, southern Italy. Sunlight, passing through an underwater cavity and shining through the seawater, creates a blue reflection that illuminates the cavern. The cave extends some 50 meters into the cliff.
The Pastel Houses of Positano
Located on the southern tip of the Amalfi Coast, Positano is a picturesque town on the coast of Amalfi. A bus or shuttle service is the only way you’ll find your way into this quaint town, but well worth it.
The town has quite a dramatic past, After it was pillaged by Pisa in 1268, Positano increased its defenses, becoming similar to its powerful neighbor, Amalfi. with steep narrow roads, massive fortified walls, and a series of all-important watchtowers.
All this ancient mayhem created one of the most beautiful views imaginable – vertical rows of colorful buildings on a steep hillside. And by the way, didn’t the town of Pisa have better things to do than pillage another town? Let’s start with that crooked tower thing…
Visit The Town Of Amalfi
You guessed it, somewhere buried in the Amalfi Coastline is the town of Amalfi. And when we say buried, it lies at the mouth of a deep ravine, at the foot of Monte Cerreto, surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery.
We recommend a guided wine tour while visiting Amalfi, which is a great way to learn about Italian wines. Italy is known for wine and cheese so you can’t go wrong here.
You’ll experience local and lesser-known vineyards of the Campania region while enjoying the amazing scenery of the Amalfi Coast.
you’re ready to plunge into serious wine collecting, then start with our list of California cult wines.
Villa Cimbrone at Ravello
Dating from at least the 11th century AD, the Villa Cimbrone building in the town of Ravello is famous for its scenic belvedere, the Terrazzo dell ‘lnfinito (Terrace of Infinitely).
The terrace is lined by a series of marble busts that on clear days sparkle against the blue sky above and the azure waters of the Mediterranean below.
This villa is now an upscale 5-star hotel called Hotel Villa Cimbrone. You might have read how we love our luxury resorts by the sea. Looming more than 1200 feet above the Mediterranean, the view from the Terrace of Infinitely is mind-blowing, if not somewhat scary on a windy day!
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