Spending a weekend on the Amalfi Coast, you will find yourself immersed in another dimension where time seems to have stopped.
From the crystalline sea to the countless natural beauties, from the breathtaking landscapes to the yellow of the lemons that color the entire Coast, characteristic paths and alleys where craftsmanship is still alive and contributes with its colored and entirely hand-crafted ceramics to make everything heavenly.
Weekend on the Amalfi Coast: tips for visitors
To fully experience every corner of the Coast, the ideal is to rent a car to move quickly in the characteristic villages of the area where the roads are usually narrow and, in some areas, it is difficult to find parking.
By booking in the periods of May / June and September / October, it will be possible to avoid excessive heat and crowding. It will also be possible to find accommodation in strategic places to visit the Coast, such as Maiori or Vietri.
Weekend on the Amalfi Coast: the destinations
The primary destinations with which the Amalfi Coast is immediately associated are Positano and Amalfi. Still, one cannot fail to visit the other towns and seaside villages such as Ravello, Maiori, Minori, and many others.
Furthermore, you cannot miss the Path of the Gods, one of Italy’s most evocative nature trails that connects Agerola, home of the fior di latte, to a hamlet of Positano.
Positano is the chicest and most worldly city on the Coast, full of handicraft shops, and famous for the large stairways to reach the main beaches, including Arienzo and Fornillo. In addition to enjoying a unique landscape in the world, the alleys that connect the areas of the city are full of boutiques, characteristic restaurants, wine bars, and lounge bars.
Amalfi, a city of a thousand colored alleys, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Wholly immersed in the culture in Amalfi, you cannot fail to visit the Cathedral and its cloister, near which the Pasticceria Pansa is located, where you can try the many lemon-based specialties.
Furthermore, the seafront is full of bars and restaurants where it is possible to taste limoncello and first courses based on citrus fruits and fresh fish typical of the area.
Another obligatory stop is undoubtedly the city of Ravello which, although not located on the Coast, is among the most scenic. Once in the so-called “city of infinity,” you must visit Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone, and the Infinity Terrace, which offer truly breathtaking views.
Minori and Maiori are among the main villages where it is possible to cross the suggestive Path of the Lemons, painted by lemon groves in the Parco dei Monti Lattari.
In Minori there is also the best pastry shop on the whole Coast: Sal de Riso, full of local specialties and often turned into a lounge bar.
Less known but noteworthy are certainly the villages of Vietri sul Mare and Cetara, both protagonists of countless folkloristic events and festivals, boasting a fantastic seafront and cliff, respectively.
Vietri is also famous for its craftsmanship and ceramics entirely worked and decorated by hand. At the same time, Cetara is known for its anchovy sauce, a condiment based on anchovies used as a condiment for pasta and more.
Finally, let’s not forget Furore and Conca dei Marini. The first is born in the mountains, overlooking the sea, where the houses seem to adorn the rocks from which they emerge, which gives a magical touch to the landscape.
In Conca dei Marini, on the other hand, there is the Emerald Grotto, a real natural jewel, like the entire Amalfi Coast.