Embark on a weekend journey to the enchanting Amalfi Coast, where time stands still in quiet defiance of the modern world.
Here, the shimmering cerulean sea, boundless natural spectacles, landscapes that make your heart skip a beat, and the golden hues of sun-kissed lemons form a tableau that will sear into your memory.
The small, winding streets teem with vibrant traditional craftsmanship, not least the riotously colorful, entirely handcrafted ceramics that lend the region a heavenly touch. We thank Vito from ‘See Amalfi Coast Private Tour‘ for sharing his invaluable local wisdom.
Unearth every hidden gem this majestic Coast offers by opting for car hire or an exclusive private transfer allowing you to explore the charming hamlets scattered across the region, despite their winding lanes and limited parking.
Aim to drop anchor during May/June or September/October to sidestep blistering temperatures and throngs of tourists. During these times, finding lodgings in prime locations like Maiori or Vietri that act as perfect springboards for coast exploration is simpler.
Your weekend expedition at the Amalfi Coast: must-see destinations
While Positano and Amalfi undoubtedly take center stage in the Amalfi Coast’s offerings, it would be a travesty to overlook other charming towns and picturesque seaside hamlets such as Ravello, Maiori, and Minori.
The ‘Path of the Gods,’ one of Italy’s most beautiful trails meandering from Agerola, the birthplace of the fior di latte, to a secluded enclave in Positano, is simply unmissable.
Positano, the Coast’s most glamorous and cosmopolitan jewel, is a warren of locally owned boutiques.
The town is famous for its wide staircases that meander to the main beaches, including Arienzo and Fornillo. But, beyond the awe-inspiring landscapes, the narrow alleyways that crisscross the town are brimming with boutiques, unique eateries, cozy wine bars, and chic lounge bars.
Amalfi, bathed in a rainbow of colors and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997, is an irresistible blend of culture and history.
To fully embrace Amalfi’s rich heritage, you must visit the breathtaking Cathedral and its peaceful cloister. Just a stone’s throw away is Pasticceria Pansa, a sacred spot to sample a variety of lemon-inspired confections.
The bustling seafront, dotted with various bars and restaurants, invites you to savor the famed limoncello and fresh, citrus-infused seafood delicacies.
Though not a coastal city, Ravello’s charm is hard to resist. This so-called “city of infinity” is home to the grandiose Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone, and the Infinity Terrace, each offering panoramas that will take your breath away.
Minori and Maiori lead you through the picturesque ‘Path of the Lemons’, a trail through the lemon groves in the Parco dei Monti Lattari.
Also, take advantage of the lesser-known but equally enticing towns of Vietri sul Mare and Cetara. Local folklore steeps each city, and vibrant local festivals take place there.
Vietri earns renown for its intricate, handmade ceramics, while people celebrate Cetara for its flavourful anchovy sauce, a beloved local pasta accompaniment.
Furore and Conca dei Marini beautifully round off your magical weekend at the Amalfi Coast, where the mesmerizing Emerald Grotto awaits you.