The Amalfi Coast is one of those destinations that seems too good to be true. The pictures seem so amazing online, and yet when you arrive it still somehow surpasses all of your expectations. Words struggle to do this beautiful part of the world justice, which means the only option is to book your trip, and go and see this little corner of the old Italy for yourself.
If you’ve decided that spending a weekend on the Amalfi Coast isn’t quite for you and that you want to beat the crowds and go midweek, then good for you. Travelling is all about having the freedom and flexibility to go out there into the world and enjoy yourself. All you need to do now is decide what you want to do…
Walk the Centro Storico in Salerno
If you’ve decided a couple of days is the right amount of time to spend on the Amalfi Coast, then what you need is a plan that ensures you make the most of it. The first port of call for many people is Salerno — one the busiest and liveliest areas on the Coast. Walking the narrow winding streets and enjoying the squares is a great way to get a feel for the region, and you’ll be sure to find plenty of local delicacies that you want to treat yourself to.
Relax by the waterfalls in Valle delle Ferriere
If you decide to give the nightlife of Salerno a miss and get away from it all, then the little visited area of Valle delle Ferriere is certainly worth a closer look. You’ll probably have to hike to get there for a little while, so make sure you come prepared if you decide you want to venture off the beaten track.
As well as the beauty of the waterfalls themselves, you’ll also be able to see the towns and cities of the Coast from different angles than you’ll see in the classic tourist shots. Ideal if you want to capture something unique to show your friends and family back home.
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Enjoy the nightlife on the island of Capri
Ferries to Capri are commonplace, with most people catching them in Positano. The great thing about Capri is that as well as bustling nightlife, it has its own unique culture that you won’t find anywhere else on the Amalfi Coast.
The locals will ensure you receive a warm and friendly welcome, and then it’s up to you how you want to spend your time there. The beaches, nightlife, and stunning Blue Cave Grotto by boat are all popular choices that you might want to think about.
Travel from the airport to Sorrento by train to take in the sights
La Circumvesuviana is the name of the service you’re looking for when you land at Naples Airport, and it’s one that you’ll be sure to remember for the rest of your life. As well as criss-crossing the hills that separate the Coast from the rest of Italy, the route will take in the awe-inspiring sight of Mt Vesuvius — something that no one should leave Italy without having seen in the flesh.
Spend the afternoon in Furore
Furore is one of those little hidden gems that you’ll find dotted right along the Amalfi Coast that you wouldn’t know were there if you weren’t looking for them. The beauty of the place is that it’s rarely visited by the swathes of tourists you’ll find on the Marina Grande or in Salerno.
The locals live in tightly packed terraced houses that are literally carved out of the limestone cliffs. If you can’t imagine what that would look like then you’ll want to spend a few hours there during your visit as it’s a sight that will stay with you for a longtime.
See the coast from the ocean by booking a boat trip
Nothing compares to the beauty of seeing the Coast from the ocean as it gives you a fresh perspective on how the locals go about their daily lives. You’ll see how they’ve carved out villages, towns, and cities in some of the most stunning scenery not just in Italy, but in all of Europe.