Things to do on the Amalfi Coast: An Amalfi Coast bucket list

Things to do on the Amalfi Coast: An Amalfi Coast bucket list

A 34 mile long stretch of coastline in Campania, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s most popular holiday destinations. Characterised by dramatic cliffs that drop into crystal clear turquoise waters below, it is dotted with pretty pastel coloured villages, 100 small beaches, impressive villas, terraced vineyards and fragrant lemon groves. So what is there to see and do on this incredible coastline during your stay in an Amalfi Coast villa and what should be on your Amalfi Coast bucket list?

  1. Stroll through the pastel coloured, bougainvillea covered streets of Positano
  2. Shop for souvenirs in Sorrento
  3. Hike along the 11km long Path of the Gods (Sentiero degli Dei)
  4. Explore the Roman remains in Pompeii
  5. Enjoy a pizza in Naples, the birthplace of this most famous Italian food
  6. Climb Mount Vesuvius
  7. Take a boat trip to the Grotto della Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)
  8. Marvel at the waterfalls in the Valle della Ferriere
  9. Attend the annual food festival Gusta Minori in the UNESCO World Heritage site, Minori
  10. Visit Herculaneum
  11. Visit the Duomo in Amalfi
  12. Witness the incredible spectacle that is the Regata Storica delle Quattro Repubbliche Marinare, held every four years
  13. Stroll through the lemon groves and sample the region’s most famous tipple, limoncello
  14. Relax in the spectacular gardens of Ravello at Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo
  15. Take a boat trip around the Sirenuse Islands
  16. Take a rowing boat to the spectacular Blue Grotto
  17. Mingle with the rich and famous on the island of Capri
  18. Wallow in the thermal spas of the island of Ischia
  19. Explore the other island within the Bay of Naples – Procida
  20. Listen to the music at the annual Ravello  festival 
  21. Learn about the region’s ceramic making tradition at Vietri
  22. Wander around the picturesque fishing village of Praiano
  23. Spend the day on some of the beaches on the Amalfi Coast including the longest stretch of beach at Maiori
  24. Go swimming among ancient Roman remains at Baia
  25. Visit the Caserta Palace, the world’s biggest royal palace
  26. Go hiking in the Campi Flegrei
  27. Hire a car and take a drive from the hills of Piano di Sorrento to Vietri sul Mare (or take an escorted trip if you don’t want to risk the drive yourself!)
  28. Enjoy a passeggiata in the many ‘borghi piu belli d’Italia’ to be found on the Amalfi Coast – Atrani, Albori, Conca dei Marini, Casetllabate and Furore
  29. Watch the cliff diving at Firodo di Furore
  30. Take an underground tour of Naples

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