The 10 Best Things to Do in Amalfi Coast, Italy

October 6, 2017 Velvet Mowry

Stretching along the southern side of Italy's Sorrentine Peninsula, the Amalfi coast dazzles with its mysterious grottos, craggy cliffs and shimmering bays. Grab a seat on the sea side of a regional bus to soak up views on the fabled route from artsy Positano to Amalfi. Ravello offers some respite from the crowds, plus the stunning Villa Cimbrone, which overlooks the Bay of Salerno. The historic section of Sorrento has winding streets filled with craftspeople. Capri is only a hydrofoil or ferry ride away.
Restaurants in Amalfi Coast

1. Le Vigne di Raito

Via San Vito 9 | Raito, 84019, Vietri sul Mare, Italy +39 328 865 1452
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5 based on 153 reviews

Le Vigne di Raito

Treat yourself to a special day or evening inside a boutique organic vineyard along the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Tour the vineyards with the sommelier, wine taste with the winemaker, and feast on a seasonal meal made from fresh local ingredients all while overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a truly unique Italian experience.

Reviewed By Michelle M

Le Vigne di Raito is amazing! The three of us agree that this was the best experience of our trip. Our guide Alfonso was so charming and incredibly knowledgeable about wine and about the history of the winery and the area in general. Patrizia is simply beautiful inside and out. Her food is to die for! We highly recommend a trip to this winery for anyone visiting the Amalfi coast. It's a must see (and eat and drink) experience!

2. Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods)

Da Bomerano (Agerola) A Nocelle (Positano), 80051 Agerola, Italy +39 339 326 5233
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5 based on 2 reviews

Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods)

Reviewed By acandkc - Richland, Washington

My esteemed spouse and I started in Praiano, near the center and hiked up..up..up..to the convent...and what a hike it is! Yes, you will be tired and your calves will hurt after, but to be so alone, to listen to the bells of the goats, to spot the old buildings that are crumbling into the rocks and wonder who would have ever built something there..and then to see the sea below you..this is an amazing experience. Wear layers as you will work up a sweat. Bring water as there was none on the path. But mostly bring yourself and get ready for a wonderful time. Total from Praiano to the convent and back was about 2 and a half hours, but we were in no hurry!

3. Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela

Via Dei Rufolo 16, 84010, Ravello, Italy +39 089 857303
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5 based on 160 reviews

Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela

Reviewed By Judy D

Delighted with our purchase of plates from Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela during a trip to Ravello last month. Their range is fantastic and was the best that we saw during our time staying on the Amalfi Coast. Customer service was very helpful , including an email advising when our purchase had been shipped and when to expect Delivery. Couldn't believe they arrived 2 days later in Melbourne, Australia . Arrived in perfect condition, very well packed with lots of polystyrene.

Via Smeraldo 46 | S.s. 163 Km 25.599, 84010 Conca dei Marini, Italy +39 089 831630
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4.5 based on 239 reviews

Piccadilly

Inspired by a passion for beauty and love of his land, Mario Criscuolo founded "Ceramiche Piccadilly" in 1981, and passed on his careful attention to detail and dedication to quality products to future generations. This family business has a long tradition of experience in designing and creating high quality ceramics. Here you will find a large choice of dinnerware and accessories, umbrella stands and urns, Capodimonte figures, fruit and flower compositions, weather-resistant table tops in volcanic stone impervious to frost and the sun's UV rays. We at Ceramiche Piccadilly continue to put passion into every treasured piece we make. We offer a wonderful variety of choices to complement all your needs. It is with a touch of warranted pride that we invite you to visit our store in Conca dei Marini, between Amalfi and Positano. (NEAR THE Emerald GROTTO)

Reviewed By traveltann - Sydney, Australia

We ordered our lava stone table, chairs, garden bench and place mats from Piccadilly when we visited Amalfi in July. They custom-made everything according to our liking and personalized every item with our family name. When we received our order recently, we were so amazed by the detailed artwork they have produced! Everything arrived safely in perfect condition. We visited various ceramic factories while we were in Amalfi Coast but the quality and design at Piccadilly really impressed us so we decided to order from them. Their price may not be the cheapest but their service and final products really made every dollar worthwhile. The products took a while to be made as they are all hand-painted. However they kept us informed. They also emailed us the photos of our products to make sure all the details are correct before they send them via DHL Express to Australia. We now have our little piece of Amalfi in our backyard! It's the best souvenir we have ever had!

5. Badia della Santissima Trinita'

Corpo di Cava, Cava De' Tirreni, Italy +39 089 463922
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5 based on 250 reviews

Badia della Santissima Trinita'

Reviewed By GabyDublin - Dublin

This is a most beautiful mediaeval monastery which still houses about ten working monks. The architecture of the building is astounding - it is actually built into cliff and incorporates the cliff face. The guided tour is worth taking, showing the beautiful library and the vaults and giving a lot of background information. It has to be said that it is considerably off the beaten track and takes a little finding in the little hamlet of Corpo di Cavo - so if you are moving along the Amalfi coastline fairly fast, it is worth taking this into consideration.

6. Duomo di Salerno

Piazza Alfano I, Salerno, Italy +39 089 231387
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Duomo di Salerno

Reviewed By velar00 - Chicago, Illinois

How many churches can one visit and still remain enthused? This Duomo is no big deal, except when you go downstairs onto the crypt and it’s absolutely stunning. Honestly, among the most beautiful spaces I evener seen. Worth the price of entry.

7. Sentiero dei Limoni

Via Pedamentina, Maiori, Italy
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

Sentiero dei Limoni

Reviewed By andwendads - Exmouth

If you are fit enough you really should do this walk. It wasnt easy in the baking August sun even setting off from Maiori but once up the main steps it gets easier and the views are stunning. Great way to vist Minori and sample Limoncello in the factorys as you get in to the town.
One tip though is put as much anti mosquito stuff on you. I put a bit on but forgot this is like a forest type walk and I was ultimately quite badly bitten. My onw fault so just be aware.

8. Fiordo di Furore

Via Anna Magnani 1, 84010 Fiordo di Furore, Furore, Italy
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4.5 based on 360 reviews

Fiordo di Furore

Reviewed By averyoffthegrid - Chicago, Illinois

I saw this place on Red Bull's cliff diving world championships, and I immediately became determined to make a journey for the awesome cliff jumping!
The area is relatively secluded. There's not much traffic on the bridge, and the beach is open to the public, unlike many spots in Positano or Amalfi. Some boats come in to take a peak, since it's a landmark, but there's a line that they aren't allowed to cross, which keeps them on the other side of the bridge.
It's really quite scenic, especially during sunrise. It also makes for a good swim. You can see some fishes and jellyfish. The real draw of this place though is the epic cliff jumping spots! All along the stairway from the bridge to the beach, there are good angles and platforms to dive off. They're at varying heights, so you can choose what you're comfortable with. If you're up for a real rush, you can also jump off of the bridge, which is about 30m high. I highly recommend it, if you have good experience diving and cliff jumping!
Also, it's really easy to get to Fiordo di Furore. The best way is probably by bus, unless your staying in Furore. If you take the bus, just get off one stop before Furore.

9. Parrocchia Di San Gennaro

Via Gennaro Capriglione 1, 84010 Praiano, Italy +39 089 874799
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4.5 based on 144 reviews

Parrocchia Di San Gennaro

Reviewed By lollygal - New York City, New York

We spent a day In Praiano. We enjoyed the town, the beach and this beautiful Church. It has a very pretty domed altar, and marble floors. The domed tower is very unique and colorful, we saw it on the horizon on the day we were on the water.

10. Sol’Art Ceramiche

Corso Umberto Primo 64, 84019, Vietri sul Mare, Italy +39 089 763010
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5 based on 263 reviews

Sol’Art Ceramiche

Reviewed By Amanda R - Fort Saskatchewan, Canada

This is a great place you must visit while in Vietre Sul Mare. The paintings and ceramics are original and gorgeous!! Very unique and so much better than the mass produced items at other shops. The owners were so friendly and welcoming. We bought as much as we could carry home with us on the plane! We will definitely be ordering more from home:) This shop is easily reached on foot from piazza Vietre and absolutely worth checking out. We loved it!

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