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Welcome to Amalfi Coast

Some of Italy's most spectacular scenery can be found along the Amalfi Coast, where colorful towns replete with forests and dramatic cliffs have been drawing visitors since the Roman Empire. And there are the ancient ruins to prove it; visit one of Italy’s most famous archaeological sites—Pompeii, buried in the first century by Mt. Vesuvius—from either Sorrento or nearby Naples. Driving between villages is another popular way to explore this winding coastline, so consider day tours that include transportation—a perk for those unfamiliar with the "Road of 1,000 Bends"—for a hassle-free visit. In Positano, candy-colored buildings tumble down the hills for those iconic photo ops, while Ravello’s hilltops offer unparalleled views. Meanwhile, the one-time mighty maritime republic of Amalfi packs a historical punch. For those looking to enjoy some time on the open ocean off the Amalfi Coast, hop on a cruise to Capri and visit its famed Blue Grotto; alternatively, if history’s more your thing, take a tour of Paestum and admire the Greek temple ruins.

Top 10 attractions in Amalfi Coast

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Mt. Vesuvius (Monte Vesuvio)

Mt. Vesuvius (Monte Vesuvio)

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Looming above the Bay of Naples, Mt. Vesuvius (Monte Vesuvio) erupted in AD 79 and covered Pompeii in ash, preserving parts of the ancient city that can still be seen today. The volcano itself is still active—the only active one in continental Europe—and, though dormant, is considered to be one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes. Despite this, many visitors hike the mountain to see its infamous crater and are rewarded with stunning views of Pompeii, the Bay of Naples, and the surrounding Italian countryside.More
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Baths of the Queen Giovanna (Bagni della Regina Giovanna)

Baths of the Queen Giovanna (Bagni della Regina Giovanna)

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One of the most remote and beautiful beaches on Italy's Sorrento coast, the Baths of the Queen Giovanna (Bagni della Regina Giovanna) is set along the rocky cliffs of Capo di Sorrento near a dramatic natural stone arch and the ancient ruins of a Roman villa. This stretch of coastline and its natural pool are accessible only by foot or private boat.More
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Ravello

Ravello

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Tiny Ravello, an idyllic village along the Amalfi Coast, has a long history and vibrant cultural life. Founded by Romans in the sixth century, this picturesque clifftop town is today a haven for travelers drawn to its views, villas, and gardens. Home to Villa Rufolo, which has hosted luminaries from Richard Wagner to Jacqueline Kennedy, and Villa Cimbrone, known for its panoramic views, Ravello is an elegant respite from the crowds along the coast.More
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Marina Grande

Marina Grande

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Sorrento's tiny fishing village of Marina Grande is known for its colorful wooden boats bobbing in the harbor, and local fishermen still mend their nets by hand just steps from sunbathers along the beach. At the heart of Marina Grande is the Church of Sant’Anna, dedicated to the town’s patron saint, and a shore lined with small, family-run restaurants serving fresh Mediterranean fish and seafood.More
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Paper Museum (Museo della Carta)

Paper Museum (Museo della Carta)

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For centuries, Amalfi was one of the most important producers of paper in Europe, and water-powered paper mills lined the river running through the center of town. See how these ingenious mills worked and learn about the history and production of Amalfi’s prestigious paper at the Paper Museum, located in a fully functioning historic mill.More
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Piazza Tasso

Piazza Tasso

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Sitting astride the steep gorge that once divided the cliff-top center of Sorrento, Piazza Tasso is the pulsating heart of one of Italy’s most popular seaside resort towns. This bustling, café-lined main square is where locals and visitors alike come to see and be seen, and to admire the square’s baroque church and 18th-century palace.More
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Emerald Grotto (Grotta dello Smeraldo)

Emerald Grotto (Grotta dello Smeraldo)

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Tucked beneath the famous highway that skirts Italy's Amalfi Coast, the Emerald Grotto (Grotta dello Smeraldo) is one of the most popular attractions on this iconic stretch of coastline. Discovered in 1932 by a local fisherman, this marine cave is known for the turquoise water that fills the cavern with an emerald-green light when the sun’s rays filter up through a fissure beneath its surface. It’s covered with limestone stalagmites and stalactites more commonly associated with inland karstic caves and is popular among travelers to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.More
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Spaggia Grande Beach

Spaggia Grande Beach

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There is no better stretch of beach in Positano to take a dip or work on your tan than Spiaggia Grande, next to the Marina Grande port. At this well-provisioned beach you can rent a sun lounger and umbrella, stroll the beach walk, grab a meal at a beachfront restaurant, or hop on a ferry to other coastal destinations or the islands.More
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Cloister of San Francesco (Chiostro di San Francesco)

Cloister of San Francesco (Chiostro di San Francesco)

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The picturesque Cloister of San Francesco offers a tranquil reprieve from the bustling streets of Sorrento’s historic center. Set between a 7th-century monastery and a late-medieval church—both dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi—the cloister is a showpiece of architectural styles and one of the city’s top attractions.More
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Sorrento St. Anthony Basilica (Basilica di Sant’Antonino)

Sorrento St. Anthony Basilica (Basilica di Sant’Antonino)

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The most important church in Sorrento, the St. Anthony Basilica (Basilica di Sant’Antonino) is dedicated to the town’s patron saint. Visit the church during a walking tour of the city to view the sumptuous interiors, St. Antonius’s crypt, and votive offerings of sailors who survived shipwrecks thanks to the intervention of this saint, the patron of rescues.More

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Top activities in Amalfi Coast

Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento
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Capri Blue Grotto Boat Tour From Sorrento
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Tour to the Amalfi Coast Positano, Amalfi & Ravello from Sorrento
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Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento
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Capri Boat Tour From Sorrento
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Capri Boat Tour From Sorrento

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Private Capri Island and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento
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Capri & Blue Grotto Boat Trip-Prime Experience with max. 8 guests from Sorrento
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Capri Boat Tour Cruise from Sorrento
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Amalfi Boat Tour With Positano Visit Fd - From Sorrento
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Amalfi Coast Small group Tour by Boat from Sorrento
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Skip the line Pompeii Guided Tour from Sorrento
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Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip
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Recent reviews from experiences in Amalfi Coast

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Beautiful way to experience amalfi coast
daniellemitchelson18, Jun 2022
Amalfi Boat Tour With Positano Visit Fd - From Sorrento
Amazing way to see positano and amalfi coast, definitely worth doing this boat trip.
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Highly recommended experience!
Lyonnel_L, Jun 2022
Amalfi Coast Small group Tour by Boat from Sorrento
Boat was super cosy and we got to see all the good sights.
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Fun in the Sun
Mani_M, Jun 2022
Amalfi Boat Tour With Positano Visit Fd - From Sorrento
We had a fabulous time, the boat ride was the best way to visit Amalfi and Positano, especially in warm weather!
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Unbelievable Views
Anthony_G, Jun 2022
Tour to the Amalfi Coast Positano, Amalfi & Ravello from Sorrento
This is a great way to see the Amalfi coast and we spent enough time at each stop to see / experience each.
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Amalfi boat to see Amalfi coast, Fantastico!
William_S, May 2022
Amalfi Coast - Amalfi boat rental no license
Domenico was very responsive with questions prior to our arrival & friendly & informative the day we used his boat to see the coast.
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Two Touring by Land
Laura_T, May 2022
Full-Day Private Sorrento & Amalfi Coast Tour from Positano
Our driver Marco tailored the tour to our requests and constantly checked in to see if we needed adjustments.
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Amalfi Coast private tour experience!!
Mylene_C, May 2022
Full-Day Private Amalfi Coast Tour from Sorrento
We could have customized our experience to our liking but we chose to let him suggest what to do in Positano, Amalfi and Ravelo.
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The best way to see the Amalfi Coast!
Bridget_O, May 2022
Full-Day Private Amalfi Coast Tour by Vespa
We stopped at the best photo stops along the way and he gave us great recommendations on what to do in each town.
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Great tour
ashley_M, May 2022
Tour to the Amalfi Coast Positano, Amalfi & Ravello from Sorrento
Great tour if you want to see a lot and are tight on time.
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Great value! 👍🏻 For Luigi
Sydney_F, May 2022
Small-Group Amalfi Coast Day Cruise from Positano
Luigi was an awesome guide, and the tour was a magnificent way to see all the little towns around the Amalfi coast.
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Amalfi Coast by speedboat
Nigel_H, May 2022
Amalfi Coast Small group Tour by Boat from Sorrento
Absolutely the best way to see the Amalfi coast and spend time in Amalfi and Positano (plus the time for a swim and visit to some caves ).
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Beautiful drive along the...
Alex_H, May 2022
Amalfi Coast Tour From Sorrento
Great way to see Positano, Amalfi and Ravello in a day along with some beautfiul views.
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A lovely day out
Elizabeth_S, May 2022
Full-Day Private Amalfi Coast Tour from Sorrento
Lovely to see the different towns, and victor couldn't have been more helpful and friendly.
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A wonderful day trip
Reuben_T, Jun 2022
Amalfi Boat Tour With Positano Visit Fd - From Sorrento
The boat tour is an excellent way to visit the Amalfi coast and gives you easily accessible route to the towns of Amalfi and Positano.
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Standard car transfer ride
Javahnda_K, May 2022
Shared Transfer from Amalfi to Naples Airport
Driver was nice and spoke good English.
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Amalfi Day Trip
Bryan_M, Apr 2022
Amalfi Coast Tour From Sorrento
Great way to see Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.
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Amazing experience.
Daveia_S, Apr 2022
Amalfi Coast Premium Boat Tour
He also took us to see a cave along the way where I was able to spot a jellyfish because the water was so clear!
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Great day on the Amalfi
Stephanie_N, Jun 2022
Amalfi & Positano Private Yach Tour
We were able to see the Amalfi - positano - jump out and swim multiple times.
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Our excursion of Amalfi Coast with Fransesco
Anthony_L, Jun 2022
Private tour by car or minivan of the Amalfi Coast, half day
Our intentions is to go back to this glorious place to visit other places along the Amalfi coast, and there is no doubt that we will have Francesco guide us once more.
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Amalfi Cost tour
Mavis_B, Jun 2022
Amalfi Coast Tour by Minivan
Best way to visit the Amalfi coast without the stress of driving and parking.
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All about Amalfi Coast

Currency
Euro (€)
Time Zone
CEST (UTC +1)
Country Code
+39
Language(s)
Italian
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