The beauty of the Amalfi Coast is that you can see and experience something different in every single one of the towns, villages, and cities that are dotted along the coastline. If you want a relaxed and calm atmosphere then you have Positano, and if you want to be right in the thick of it all there’s always Sorrento ready and waiting to be explored.
When you booked your stay you knew that you wanted something of a whistle stop tour of the area, and that 3 days in Amalfi Coast just wouldn’t be enough to fit in everything you wanted to do. Take a look at a few of the ideas below and see how you can make the most of your 4 days on the Amalfi Coast.
Take a Walk in Ravello on your first day
Now that you’ve decided how long to spend on the Amalfi Coast, all you need to do is get out there and enjoy your time there. One of the most popular spots in Ravello, and it’s home to the stunning Villa Cimbrone gardens. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in centuries of the local culture, then this is as must-visit destination during your holiday.
The Villa’s manor house has stood on the site for nearly 1,000 years, and dates back to the 11th century. In the hundreds of years since it was first used, the site has been home to some of the most influential rulers, and successful merchants, in the Amalfi Coast’s history. Just seeing the history unfolding before your eyes as you walk the gardens and enjoy the stunning views of the coast is an experience that can’t be missed. Be sure to take a camera with you so that you can capture plenty of shots of the flowers to show everyone back home.
There’s also some stunning onsite eating options if you want to give your tastebuds something to smile about. Ideal for making a day of it in one of the Coast’s most sought after destinations.
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Enjoy some beachside food over on the Marina Grande
The Marina Grande is the largest and most popular beach on the Amalfi Coast, and with good reason. A cool sea breeze and gentle ocean swell make it ideal for paddling in the sea and lounging about in the sun if that’s what takes your fancy.
It also boasts a central location that will enable you to have your pick of dozens of local eateries that lie just a short walk from the shoreline. Popular choices include freshly handmade pasta, subtly seasoned sauces, and of course the catch of the day. More than enough variety to tempt you in for a taste!
Boat trips around the coast are a great way to rest and relax
Many tourists on short stays opt to book themselves in for a boat trip around the coast. The great thing about it is it’ll allow you to see the local area from a whole new perspective, and if you book a glass bottom boat then you can also get an up close and personal look at a variety of the local sea creatures.
Booking your tickets ahead is pragmatic as demand can be high, particularly in the peak holiday months of June – September. One thing is for sure, if you already have a ticket in your hand you’ll be glad as you’ll be able to skip the queues and enjoy your time aboard.
Feel the sand between your toes on Vietri sul Mare
A holiday on the Amalfi Coast wouldn’t be complete without a few hours of bliss and relaxation on the sandiest and most family friendly beach — Vietri sul Mare. The tide laps gently at the shore, and a gentle breeze comes off the Mediterranean to ensure you don’t overheat in the beating afternoon sun. Ideal if you want to finish your short break with a lazy afternoon that allows you to put your feet up.
Then it’s back to your favourite restaurant of the last 4 days for a farewell meal, and off to the airport in the morning.