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7 Amazing Things To Do On The Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast| Tour Italy Now

Sprinkled with seaside hamlets, Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site with a dramatic coastline. The classic Mediterranean landscape with a fusion of natural and cultural treasures lures tourists around the globe. This region has inspired several artists and hence it is a hub for artistic and architectural excellence. The jagged mountains plunging deep into the turquoise sea with the charming piazzas aside is a sight to behold. If you want to take a break from the sun-kissed beaches, there are a lot many things to love about the Amalfi Coast.

Here are a few of our favorite things to do on this enchanting land.

Take a Hike

Path of the Gods – Sentiero degli Dei

Path of the Gods – Sentiero degli Dei

The name ‘Path of the Gods’ indicates the stunning natural beauty enroute. The 7.8 kilometers long trek will take you through tall towering trees, brightly colored wildflowers, ancient ruins, green meadows, and thick forests. The trail begins at the small town of Bomerano, near Agerola and ends at Positano. You can do a shorter version and stop for lunch in Nocelle and then catch the local bus down to Positano.

It is a moderately easy trek that takes around 4 ½ hours but if you stop at Nocelle, it should take around 3 hours. Some parts of the path are better marked than others. Make sure to carry a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes. The views are absolutely gorgeous, so don’t forget to pack your camera.

Kindly note, this trail is not suitable for individuals suffering from vertigo.

Monte Solaro – Anacapri

Monte Solaro – Anacapri

At an altitude of 589 meters, the summit of Monte Solaro is the highest point on the island of Capri and offers sweeping views of the surrounding. The summit can be reached in two different ways.

By foot: It is an uphill trek that starts at Piazza Della Pace. The trail is well marked and can be completed within an hour.

By chairlift: Board the chairlift from Piazza Vittoria and it will take around 12 minutes to reach the top of Monte Solaro. This ride will let you enjoy the panoramic view of the magical coastline.

If you are an adventurous soul, visit the 14th century Hermitage of Cetrella that is located in Anacapri. It is an ancient church and in order to reach this place, you have to trek further from the summit of Monte Solaro. In the past, sailors used to visit this church and prayed for protection before setting out on perilous sea voyages.

Ravello to Minori

Ravello to Minori Hiking

If you are a heritage buff looking for some kind of adventure, this is where you should head to. Walking from Ravello to Minori is one of the newest excursion experiences on the Amalfi Coast that is characterized by the picturesque landscape and pristine hamlets. It is a relatively easy walk that lets you immerse in the rural culture of the region. Take the trail (and steps) down to the town of Minori and this scenic route will take you through fragrant lemon groves and vantage points atop rugged cliffs.

Concerts in Ravello

Concerts in Ravello

If you are planning a trip between April and October, the concerts at the Villa Rufolo gardens shouldn’t be missed. The highlight of the season is the legendary Wagner Festival that takes place in the first week of July. During the festival musical maestros like Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Placido Domingo performs on the stage. No wonder, this event is exclusive and one of a kind.

Explore the ancient ruins

Ancient archaeological sites Italy

Incredible Italy is crammed with ancient ruins mostly belonging to the Romans. These ruins are the finest examples of architectural elegance. Apart from Arsenale della Repubblica, the gorgeous Amalfi Coast is dotted with smaller, less crowded archaeological sites that can enthrall visitors with its beauty.

Villa Jovis in Capri

Villa Jovis in Capri

In between beaches, cocktails and shoe shopping get a taste of Roman history at Villa Jovis in Capri. This gigantic palace was once the home to Emperor Tiberius who lived and ruled from here until his death in AD 37. According to Tacitus, it is the biggest of the 12 Roman villas constructed in Capri. The palace is perched atop Monte Tiberio, the second highest peak on the island. The debauched Emperor constructed imperial quarters and lavish bathing areas amidst the lush gardens which are now reduced to ruins and takes visitors back in time.

Villa Romana in Minori

Villa Romana di Minori

Tucked in the quaint village of Minori, Villa Romana is often regarded as the jewel of the Amalfi Coast. It is a massive villa built in the 1st century at the point where Regina Minor River meets the sea. The structure was built around lush gardens with a central swimming pool and features bright- Italy.

If you are feeling the urge to visit these places, it’s time for you to book the tickets to Italy and explore the Amalfi Coast.

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By Priscila Siano (266 Posts)

Priscila Siano is the Marketing Director of Tour Italy Now, an online tour operator specializing in Italy travel. She's a respected expert on making dream Italy vacations a reality for clients.

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2 Comments

  1. Linda
    Posted June 8, 2015 at 12:26 PM | Permalink

    We are coming to visit Amalfi Coast in September.
    In Spain they had a ferry that stoped at all these stops along the coast line, where you could get on and off. Do they also have it in Amalfi?

  2. Camille C.
    Posted April 16, 2017 at 2:42 PM | Permalink

    Thinking of taking a trip here!

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