After seeing pictures of the Amalfi coast plastered all over the travel Instagram accounts I follow, I decided I had to see it for myself!
Italy’s Amalfi Coast
Italy’s Amalfi Coast comprises plenty of cute towns with some of the most popular being Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi. If you have more time, definitely also add a day trip to Capri.
Positano and Amalfi are quite small – half a day each is enough to see the highlights.
Things to see and do
- Wander the alleyways – this was by far my favorite thing to do in each of the towns
- Eat gelato or a lemon sorbet
- Try some fresh juice
- Walk along the waterfront
- Head up high for a good view – the steps are worth it!
- You could relax on the beach but the ‘sand’ reminded me of dirt / gravel – not the bright white sand we have here in Australia!
If you’re going to Amalfi from Sorrento, sit on the right side of the bus so you can really appreciate the view!
If you go as part of an organized tour group you’ll likely be arriving by bus. I went on a bus from Sorrento to Amalfi via organized tour.
I got stuck on the left side of the bus on the way there and had the most boring view of the winding cliff face. The view was so boring I was almost falling asleep. On the other hand, the people on the right side of the bus were enjoying the amazing views I only got to see glimpses off 🙁
I suggested to the tour director that it would be considerate if everyone swapped sides after the halfway viewpoint stop (you know, common sense), but the arrogant tour director didn’t care. They sit up the front of the bus so always have a good view. The tour company was Cosmos by the way. Never ever again would I do a tour with them. Things went wrong just about every day of tour, everything was rushed as the tour director was disorganized, he wasn’t knowledgeable about the places we were going to, he couldn’t give decent directions to places when we had free time, there was never enough time at each stop – all those things made what could’ve been a good tour very disappointing (I could do a whole separate rant post about all the other reasons I’ll never book with them again. Hmm maybe I should…)
Would I return to the Amalfi Coast?
No. Like most of Italy (well the places I’ve been to) in my opinion, once you’ve seen it once, you’ve seen it. It’s looked much the same for years so it’s not really going to change much in a lifetime. I feel that one visit was enough.
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- Guide to Visiting the Isle of Capri (Itinerary & Tips)
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