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Itinerary on Amalfi Coast: The 5 cities you must see (and an extra one)

Luciana Soares June, 2020

Are you planning a tour on the Amalfi Coast and you are not sure where to start? We can help you!

One of the first things to think about your itinerary is the cities you plan to visit. This southern region of Italy is pure beauty. Sea, pleasant climate, colors and beauty wherever you look, delicious food, luxurious hotels … a paradise! We guarantee: there are many incredible places on the Amalfi Coast.

In this post, we list five of the main cities in the region to help you. So, you can learn more and get inspired to plan your personalized trip with us! Let us do it?

Sorrento: The entrance door to your itinerary on the Amalfi Coast

Vista de Sorrento ao por do sol

The city that enchanted the tenor Enrico Caruso and inspired the creation of the song Torna a Surriento (which you will surely hear when you are there) is one of the main entry points for a tour on the Amalfi Coast. Besides the beautiful views of the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento has great restaurants, a colorful and lively historical center where it is pleasant to stroll and shop for typical products. It is a good base to explore the region.

Amalfi, ancient center of history and power

Vista panorâmica de Amalfi

The Amalfi Coast was named after Amalfi that is one of the most searched cities in the region. In the Middle Ages, it was one of the first Maritime Republics to flourish. From that period, Amalfi inherited architecture with Byzantine and Arab influences that embellishes the city and the tradition of paper production. It is a small city, but it exudes an impressive atmosphere of history and culture. It is a must see in your itineary on the Amalfi Coast.

Positano: a postcard view of your Amalfi Coast’s itinerary

Amanhecer em Positano.

You must remember the famous image of the Amalfi Coast: colorful houses on the hillside, a small gulf of blue sea and a beautiful golden dome. Well, this is Positano, mandatory in any itinerary on the Amalfi Coast! For many, the most beautiful city in the region, it is strategically located right in the middle of the coast. It is a lively city, with excellent 5-star hotels, restaurants and shops of typical products. Unmissable!

Ravello, calm and inspiring

Jardins da Villa Rufolo em Ravello, uma parada obrigatória em um roteiro pela Costa Amalfitana.

A real charming city! Small, Ravello is at the edge of the Amalfi Coast, on top of a mountain, which guarantees the place a light atmosphere, perfect for more relaxed travelers. Its beauty has inspired poets and artists over the centuries, such as the composer Richard Wagner, who was enchanted by Villa Ruffolo’s garden. Either the gardens or the peaceful air, Ravello must be in your Amalfi Coast’s itinerary.

Capri, the island of luxury and exclusivity

Vista dos Faraglioni em Capri.

The jewel of the Mediterranean Sea! Refined, hedonistic, charming, with an irresistible touch of la dolce vita, Capri is a must. Whoever comes to the Amalfi Coast should stay at least 2 days on the island to enjoy its gardens, the incredible views of the sea, the brand shops, coffee shops and restaurants. Around Capri, more beauty: the Faraglioni and the Blue Grotto deserve to be admired on a private boat tour around the island.

To complete, an extra wonder: Naples!

Vista da baía de Nápoles com o Vesúvio ao fundo.

Like Capri, Naples is not exactly on the Amalfi Coast, but its beauty and fame justify the visit, especially for those coming from Rome. Like no other, it puts together the characteristics that make Southern Italy so famous: beauty, colors, the blue sea, friendly and warm people, history (Pompeii is right there!), delicious cuisine (this is the birthplace of pizza!) and an undeniable bit of chaos. It is an incredible extra for your Amalfi Coast trip.


Luciana Soares is a journalist passionate about traveling. She works at Cieli di Toscana and has lived in Florence. She knows and loves the beauties of the region.


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