Amalfi Coast is one of the most breath-taking coastlines in the world and gets incredibly busy in the summers. It is full of fragrant lemon groves, UNESCO-protected villages, soaring cliffs with steep and narrow lanes, and more of such amazing views. If you are planning a vacation to Italy’s most iconic coastline, rent luxury villas with a private pool on Amalfi Coast and rejuvenate yourself in the stunning landscapes the town has to offer.
From small, famous towns to off-the-beaten-path villages, here is a list of the most iconic locations on the Amalfi Coast.
Most beautiful places on the Amalfi Coast
The cliffside town of Positano boasts flower-draped pastel houses is one of the major tourist attractions on the Amalfi Coast. Apart from the scenic views, there are a lot of things to do at the Marina Grande beach, where guests can rent rowboats, motorboats, etc., or book a cruise along the coast to Capri. Positano is a treasure for beach lovers, as there is a quieter Spiaggia Fornillo beach and the trendy Praiano beach, two of the most sought-after places in the region.
If you want to enjoy the town in all its glory on foot, the town of Amalfi offers a myriad of magnificent sceneries and architectural delights. While the Marina Grande is the most popular attraction, you can rent luxury villas with a private pool in Amalfi Coast for a more laidback vacation and enjoy the wonders like the Duomo di Sant’Andrea cathedral, Chiostro del Paradiso, or Museo Della Carta.
The Grotta dello Smeraldo or Emerald Cave was once above sea level, but the region’s volcanic activity shifted the sea levels and put the cave underwater. This marine cave near the village of Conca Dei Marini can be accessed by stairs and an elevator. The sunlight shining through the water causes a stunning appearance as if the lake were lit from below, offering it an emerald-green glow. You can either take a boat from the cave entry point or book a ride from Amalfi beach.
Vallone delle Ferriere
If you want to take a break from the beaches, the Valley of the Ferriere is a unique trail that begins in the inland Pontone, off the road to Ravello, and ends later in Amalfi. It is a beautiful trail in a temperate and humid microclimate, descending along a stream through a chestnut forest. You can stop at waterfalls along the trail and pass through a protected nature reserve in the middle part of the trail.
Apart from the places mentioned above, Amalfi Coast is full of random places where you can simply stop and admire the natural beauty. Tourists in good physical condition can take a long walk along the Sentiero Degli Dei, or other similar walking paths that traverse through forests, lemon groves, tiny villages, and enjoy the breath-taking Amalfi Coast from another perspective.