11 August 2017, 2:55 PM
Imagine driving along a picturesque road hugging the Italian coastline from Amalfi to Positano and into Sorrento. The crystal blue waters and rugged cliffs lead to these cities all located within 20 miles of each other!
The yellow, salmon-pink, and orange houses adorning the hillsides overlooking the cliffs along the Amalfi coastline create a beautiful picture of the small towns of Ravello, Positano and Sorrento.
Travelers to the Amalfi Coast can enjoy unsurpassed sea views from the trattorias nestled in the hills. In the summer months, swimming at Positano beach is an idyllic way to spend the afternoon or just relax on a beach chair under an umbrella that can be found all along the Amalfi Coast beaches.
Sorrento is celebrated for its superb views overlooking the Bay of Naples! From Sorrento, you can see the gigantic Mount Vesuvius which erupted in AD 79 and buried the nearby city of Pompeii in volcanic ash. Pompeii’s ruins are a major tourist attraction where the excavations revealed the remaining buildings of this lost city rediscovered in the 1750s. Visitors can walk around Pompeii and visit houses, the forum, temples and learn how the Ancient Romans lived for six centuries before Mount Vesuvius erupted.
The perfect combination of glitz, glam, and rugged seascapes.
Another popular day-trip taking the ferry or hydrofoil to the island of Capri, where celebrities have vacationed for years. Visitors flock to the see the amazing colors inside the Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto), a cave where ancient Roman rock was discovered in the 19th century.
The Amalfi Coast is ideally located when traveling to Sicily, the gorgeous island enveloped by a rich Mediterranean culture and Italy's most diverse island with sea, volcanos and mountains. The drama of Mount Etna, the potent scent of lemon trees and the mesmerizing sea will captivate any traveler. Visit the markets in Palermo, taste the Sicilian cuisine and discover Sicily’s Roman roots.
As you wind your way from the glorious Amalfi Coast, head north to the city of Naples, home of the Neapolitan pizza and royal palaces. Experience the authentic Italian lifestyle in Naples where its residents will grace you with their hospitality.
There is so much to see and do along the Amalfi Coast. Read our travel editor's recommended travel guide to the Amalfi Coast for more travel tips and vacation ideas.