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The Amalfi Coast in 5 days 💚🤍❤️
In order to help you with your itinerary for your trip on the Amalfi Coast, I share here my detailed 5 days itinerary to discover the Amalfi Coast! I advise you to combine this destination with the city of Naples. It is clearly worth the visit!
Put a compass to paper and trace a circle. Then tell me which other country has such a concentration of places like Amalfi, Naples, Ischia, Procida, Sorrento, Positano, Pompeii, and Capri.Diego Della Valle
The Amalfi Coast is the jewel of southern Italy. From Sorrento to Salerno, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful coasts in Italy, Europe, and without a doubt the most beautiful in the world.
Below, an overview of our 5 days itinerary through the Amalfi Coast. The red dots are the places we were able to discover during this stay.
Things to know before going to the Amalfi Coast 🧐
| Rent a scooter. The best way to visit the coast is by scooter. This will be the easiest way to discover the coast, especially during the summer period. If you want to do it by car, it’s possible, but you will lose time to park and pay a lot for the parking. 🛵
| We suggest accommodating in Sorrento. See why below.🍋
Where we stayed on the Amalfi Coast? 🏠
We stayed in Sorrento for our 5 days on the Amalfi Coast. There are some reasons why we opted for Sorrento. The first reason is that Sorrento is the official starting point of the Amalfi Coast and the easiest town to reach. Sorrento is also much less expensive than the towns around the coast, and you will get more facilities for that price.
We really enjoyed staying in Sorrento, we found the city very charming. If you are looking for a more luxury vocation, you can also opt to stay in Positano, but it will be a lot more expensive.
We stayed at Le Terrazze hotel, which is fantastic in terms of price/quality. We really enjoyed the view from our room, the friendly staff, and the hotel facilities. At the reception of the hotel, they also have a big terrace where you can enjoy a sea view and a view over the Vesuvius Vulcano.
The hotel is situated in the hills, about 15-min drive from the center of Sorrento, but they have daily shuttles every hour for free! The staff shared with us a lot of tips for restaurants, and activities around. We really recommend you that place.
5 days itinerary on the Amalfi Coast
Itinerary of day 1 – Sorrento
What to do in Sorrento? ✔️
Sorrento is the little Garden of Eden facing Capri. The city stands on a long cliff overlooking the waves of the Bay of Naples, leaning against the sides of the Sorrentine peninsula. This rugged mountain forms a rocky point that ends in beauty, facing the offshore island of Capri.
- Get lost in Sorrento’s little streets and walk to the Villa Comunale Garden, where you will have a splendid view over the sea and on the Vesuvius.
- Taste some Limoncello shots in one of the numerous Limoncello stores.🍋
- Walk to ‘Il Vallone dei Mulini’, which is a deep mountain cleft that dates from a volcanic eruption.
- Swim in the natural pool of Bagni della Regina Giovanna.
My restaurant recommendation in Sorrento 🍝
| La Grotelle, which is a farmhouse restaurant. The owner of our hotel recommended us that place, and is in my opinion the best restaurant we have done in Italy, but it is also one of the best I have ever done since now! The staff is amazing, and the food is awesome. Almost everything is homemade, and all the fruits and vegetables comes from their garden.
| Café Latino, for a drink. They have a beautiful garden under the lemon trees.
Itinerary of day 2 – Positano
Positano is in my opinion one of the most beautiful villages of the Amalfi Coast. You will need about 2 hours to visit the town. Get lost in the small alleys of Positano and reach the principal beach of Positano. Be prepared for a lot of steps!
Looking for a nice beach day in Positano? ⛱
| Fornillo beach
We recommend you the Fornillo beach, just behind the corner of Positano. Fornillo Beach is the second-largest beach of Positano and can be reached on foot via a characteristic road that starts from the Spiaggia Grande di Positano, or by sea starting from the same pier.
Note that to reach the beach, there are a lot of stairs.
On the beach, there are some restaurants and bars.
We did not go to the main beach of Positano for different reasons. One of the reasons is the price. Prices for a seat are much higher than Fornillo beach. Count around 25 euro for the Positano Grande beach and 15 euro for the Fornillo beach.
Itinerary of day 3 – Amalfi & Ravello
This is another beautiful town of the Amalfi Coast where you can easily spend 2 more hours. It is the largest town along the coast and one of the most popular towns to stay in after Positano. We recommend you to get lost in its little streets.
Tips in Amalfi ✔️
If you are looking for a small meal for lunch, we recommend you la Tramontina. It is a typical sandwich shop with local food.
Ravello is another little typical town of the coast. It is a tiny village that sits back from the coast, perched at the top of a cliff overlooking the sea. To get there you will pass into the hills of the coast, as it is a bit remote from the main road. We really enjoyed Ravello. It is much less crowded than the famous Amalfi and Positano towns.
What to do in Ravello?
| Villa Ruffolo
One of the things to do is to visit the Villa Ruffolo. The entrance is around 6 euro per person. The view and the garden are amazing. After the visit, you can enjoy a little break on a terrace on the Piazza of Ravello, which is the main square of Ravello.
Itinerary of day 4 – Capri
We planned a whole day in Capri and decided to do a boat excursion that the hotel recommended us.
The company is called Lubrense boat, which we highly recommend. It is a family company, the staff was really kind, and on top of that we had a good explanation about the Capri during our boat trip.
Did you know that…? 🤔
The legend says that if we kiss under the rock (I Faraglioni), the relationship will last a lifetime.
If you don’t want to take a boat tour, there are a few ways to get to Capri, but it most involves taking a boat. You can hop on a ferry from Naples, or Sorrento.
During the excursion, we stopped at several ‘Grottos’ like the ‘Grotta Verde’, the ‘Grotta Bianca’, ‘I Faraglioni‘, and of course the most famous one: the ‘Grotta Azzurra’, To visit the ‘Grotta Azzurra’, you will have to pay 14 euro per person only to enter the grotto and stay there 5 minutes.
After our boat tour, we finally stopped at the little port of Capri, which is called, Marina Piccola for about 4 hours free time. 1 or 2 hours more hours would have been better, because if you planned to go to Anacapri as well 4 hours is a bit of a rush. Here are some pictures of our boat tour. 😎
What to do in Capri?
- Walk around the little streets of Capri.
- Visit the Giardini di Augusto.
- Gaze Out with the Sphinx of the Villa San Michele.
- Visit Anacpari and take the Monte Solaro lift.
If you don’t love crowds and want to experience the more authentic side of the island, we suggest you to visit Anacapri, that you can easily access by bus. There are busses every 15 minutes, and it takes about 10 min between the towns.
Once in Anacapri, you can take the chair lift of Monte Solaro to the top of the island. The price is around 12 euro up and down. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time for that.
When visiting Capri, a boat tour is a good way to fully explore the island. It allows you to see spots that you won’t see from above.
Other things to do on the Amalfi Coast
Things we did not plan on our Amalfi Coast itinerary, but wished to do if we had more time are:
- Just around Amalfi, you will find Atrani, which is a beautiful town to visit.
- From Sorento you can have a visit at the Vesuvius and Pompei.
- Visit the island of Procida and Ischia, situated around 40 min by boat from Naples.
I hope that these 5 days itinerary on Amalfi Coast has inspired you for your future trip! For other Italian trip inspiration, click here.
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