Everyone has heard of the Amalfi Coast and its legendary beauty. Many say that once you've visited here you'll never be the same again... for evermore you'll long to return.
You've been warned!
I miss it like crazy whenever I'm away and I count the days until I can return.
I smell jasmine or lemons and I feel like crying. Nothing brings back memories for me of this coast more than the scent of jasmine and of lemons – they seem to symbolize this part of Italy for me.
Traditionally the Amalfi Coast runs along the coast from Positano to Amalfi (the town itself) and beyond, however I've also included couple of the awe-inspiring islands that lie off its shores.
One is famous throughout the world. You've probably guessed that I'm talking about the Isle of Capri with its famous Blue Grotto.
Another one lies north of Capri and this is Procida – a beautiful island of enchantment.
There are a handful of simply superb hotels and bed & breakfasts, including the Santa Caterina ,the first photo on this page, and the Villa TreVille where the photo above was taken. To see more about both these places and our other favorites click here.
It's quite easy to explore on your own but if you'd prefer to do a tour (great if you've only a limited time) then these are some good options.
are some of the towns you simply have to visit:
A fjord of warm sunshine leading to a beach where a medieval village climbs the hill behind. This is the top beach in the area and one of the loveliest of all Amalfi Coast destinations. Read about it here.
Small and quaint Praiano may be but it will charm you with its vibrant colors and pretty-as-a-postcard views. Here's our guide to Praiano.
Probably the most famous of all towns here and the town the coast derives its name from. It really is something super special - here's why.
After Amalfi this is the most famous town in the area, many of the photos most commonly associated with the Amalfi Coast are actually of Positano. Each house is a color from a rainbow and they are all jumbled about on their steep hillside above the sea. It is gorgeous in every way. Let's explore the town.
Hardly changed for centuries this is the town that many visitors miss but those who love the “real” Italy will find it to be irresistible. This then is the secret gem of the Amalfi Coast.
Who hasn't heard of the Isle of Capri and the famous Blue Grotto. There's much more to the island than just an absolutely awesome cave though. Discover all there is to see here.
Pink and apricot cottages with fishing boats of every hue dotting an azure sea. This is such a special little island and tourists haven't really discovered it yet. Here's what awaits you.