Finally- the Amalfi Coast travel guide is here! This was the first stop on our Italian vacation this summer, and it did not disappoint. I’ve seen all of the TikTok’s and photos, but nothing can truly do it justice. It’s just absolutely beautiful!
We spent about 3 days on the Amalfi Coast and saw Positano, Amalfi, Capri and Sorrento. I decided to stay in Praiano after doing tons of research on hotels, transportation, etc. I liked how it was right in-between Positano and Amalfi but had a smaller town feel and was much less touristy.
Our hotel was INSANE and had direct access to the marina for water taxi transportation. I much preferred taking water taxis because the roads were super winding and narrow. If you get carsick like me, I highly recommend sea-bands and/or these patches. I used them for the cars and ferries during our entire Italy trip (no shame)! Also, we flew directly into Naples from EWR, and the hotel concierge helped book a private transfer for us. Renting a car is not recommended since the roads can be dangerous.
I’m sharing all of our favorites below as well as recommendations from friends + followers! If you want to see more about the Amalfi Coast, check out my YouTube travel vlog here. Also, feel free to comment any questions you might have too!
What to do
- Visit Amalfi Town- Duomo, Marina Grande, Fontana di Sant’andrea, Spiagga Grande
- Day trip to Capri if you’re not staying there! Spend a day on the water and get lunch/shop around in town.
- Dinner, shopping and dancing in Positano. Music on the Rocks is a fun club in a cave-like atmosphere.
- Hang at the beach or check out a beach club. We went to One Fire Beach and it was SO much fun.
- Tour the gardens and hike in Ravello. We didn’t have time during this trip, but I want to hike the Path of the Gods and tour Villa Cimbrone next time for sure.
Where to Eat
Trying new restaurants is always one of my favorite things when traveling! We’re huge foodies and make sure to eat our way through each town, lol. I also research not only the menu, but the vibes and aesthetic too of course. Here are some of our favorites on the Amalfi Coast and others that we wanted to visit, but didn’t have time to get to:
- Aldo’s Le Sirenuse
- Casa e Bottega
- Da Armandino
- Da Ciccio
- Da Gemma
- Franco’s Bar
- Gennaro Amitaro
- Hostaria di Bacco
- Il Grottino Azzuro
- Il Pirata
- La Sponda Sirenuse
- La Tagliata
- Lido Azzurro
- Lo Scoglio
- Pasticceria Pansa
- Ristorante Franchino
- Restaurant o’ Parrucchiano (famous in Sorrento)
Where to Stay
I discovered Hotel Onda Verde and almost don’t want to share it because it’s such a hidden gem! But it was beyond amazing and I would 1000% recommend it! Note: Hotels on the Amalfi Coast can be pretty expensive during the summer months, so it’s recommended to go during “shoulder season” if you’re looking to save a little $$. Also, be careful with AirBnb bookings, as I’ve heard some horror stories as well. Check out our recommendations for hotels on/around the Amalfi Coast towns:
You can easily search for your dates at any of these hotels below. *affiliate*