Things to do on the Amalfi Coast

 

Ravello

Tired of the beach? Here are a few of our favorite things to do on the Amalfi Coast

Take a Hike

Path of the Gods – Sentiero Degli Dei 

The full walk starts in the town of Bomerano, near Agerola and finishes in Positano. You can do a shorter version and stop for lunch in Nocelle and then catch the local bus down to Positano.

The entire walk will take you around 4 1/2 hours but if you stop in Nocelle it should take around 3 hours. Some parts of the path are better marked than others.  Make sure you have water and comfortable shoes.  Don’t forget your camera, the views are extraordinary.

Monte Solarno  - Anacapri

The summit of Monte Solarno in Anacapri is at a height of 600 meters, that is almost 2,000 feet!

You can climb to the top or take the slightly easier chairlift to the highest point in Capri, for an incredible 360 degree view over the island and the sea. There is a small cafe at the top for a cold drink.

A short hike from the top there is a sweet, tiny 15th century church the Hermitage of Cetrella.  A place that sailors used to visit to pray for protection before setting out on perilous sea journeys.

Ravello to Minori

Take the trail (and steps) down to the town of Minori. In about an hour you can walk through fragrant lemon groves and maybe even see a herd of local goats!

Music in Ravello 

From April-October there are evening concerts inside the grounds of the Villa Ruffolo on a stage that looks like it is floating in the sky above the shimmering blue sea below.

Visit Some Ancient Ruins

You know about Pompeii and Herculeaum, but there are smaller,  much less crowded archeological sites to visit on the Amalfi Coast.

Villa Jovis in Capri  – Looking for some ancient history in between beaches and cocktails and shoe shopping while you are in Capri?  Head to Villa Jovis.  Once the home to Emperor Tiberius, this first century BC construction on a strategic cliff still impresses centuries later.

Located on the second highest peak on the island, with incredible views it is said that the debaucherous Emperor  Tiberius held many a party in this vast villa.

Villa Romana in MinoriThis first century ruin is in the sweet quiet town of Minori.  Well preserved pompeii style frescoes and intricate mosaics are highlights of this little known archeological treasure.

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