Things to do in

Amalfi

Enjoy fresh seafood as you overlook the Tyrrhenian Sea in this stunning Italian cliffside coastal town.

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Top 6 things to do in Amalfi

Located an hour south of Naples, Amalfi is undoubtedly one of the most enchanting cities on the Italian coastline. With cream-colored villas tumbling down to clear blue waters, this town is a paragon of Italian seaside splendor. See for yourself!

  • Amalfi Coast

    1. Amalfi Coast

    Though the entire European rim of the Mediterranean is gorgeous, the Amalfi Coast, with dramatic mountains and white sand beaches, is really something special.

  • Amalfi Cathedral

    2. Amalfi Cathedral

    A central landmark in Amalfi, the Amalfi Cathedral dates all the way back to the 9th century and features a fascinating mix of architectural influences.

  • 3. La Trinita della Cava

    Located in a river gorge, this impressive Benedictine monastery contains an archive of ancient documents dating back to the 8th century.

  • Villa Cimbrone Gardens

    4. Villa Cimbrone Gardens

    Prepare to be stunned by the Villa Cimbrone Gardens, which overlook a breathtaking landscape of jagged, forest-covered mountains and endless sparkling sea.

  • Duomo di Salerno

    5. Duomo di Salerno

    The Duomo di Salerno, a cathedral built in 1048, is one of the most famous landmarks in Amalfi. The building is dedicated to Matthew the Apostle, whose tomb is found inside.

  • Villa Rufolo

    6. Villa Rufolo

    Villa Rufolo features impressive local architecture, but it's the gardens that make this place a must-visit. If you're lucky you can catch a Classical music concert on the terrace.

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Planning Your Visit

  • Getting around Amalfi

    Amalfi is a beautiful town full of lush foliage and romantic views best seen on foot. You'll be amazed at all you can discover when you walk this small city. If you need to get across town quickly, however, there are also local bus lines that are inexpensive. Taxis are readily available, as are rental cars.

  • What to eat in Amalfi?

    For breakfast try a cornetto with a coffee. At lunch, find yourself a pizza covered in 'alici' (fresh anchovies) for a truly local taste experience. In the evening, enjoy a caprese salad drizzled with the most decadent olive oil on earth.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    The best time to visit Amalfi has to be the summer time. The sunny months of June to August are perfectly suited for luxurious days at the beach and balmy evening strolls.

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What people are saying about Amalfi

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,631 reviews

It was a wonderful tour with Francesco. Booking a day tour is highly recommended especially if you have limited time in Italy and you want to see the best spots. Very convenient and comfortable with the private car in touring around Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. You would be touring for an hour for each town, excluding some random stops for picture taking and the lunch along the way. The restaurant for lunch in Praiano has nice sea view with delicious seafoods and Italian food. The driver, Francesco, also shares some facts and trivias about Italy. He also gave recomendations where to go when you start to do your own tour. Definitely a memorable one.

The tour was excellent, as was our tour guide, Mirko. He was pleasant, provided interesting & amusing information about the sites we visited and was very focused on us. The group was small (which we liked) and there were opportunities for some great photos. We stayed in each spot just long enough to shop a little and do some sightseeing. Overall a very good day and value for the price.

Beautiful excursion along the Amalfi Coast, thanks to the punctuality, friendliness, competence and professionalism of Rosanna and the great driver Maurizio. Visited Amalfi, ravello and very pleasant little stops overlooking Sorrento and Positano. The experience of sharing emotions and landscapes with people of other nationalities is also nice. Recommended!

The experience was amazing we saw so many little towns and an in-depth tour of pompeii in our language. We got chance to take so many pictures and the driver was really experienced! Serena was amazing explaining everything and informing us all. We went to the top of with the elevator at Amalfi and the lunch was incredible!

Really enjoyed the experience! Our driver and tour guide were very good and helpful. Good way to spend the day as the coast was gorgeous