The Amalfi Coast is a little corner of the old Italy that’s tucked away on the coast. Little more than a 1 hour drive from the airport in Napoli, it’s ideally situated if you want to fly in and out for a short vacation. The great thing about a shorter holiday is that you can do it on half the budget of a 2 week stay, and you also get the benefits of having had a break from the stress of work, and all the other things you have to take care of back at home.
Spending 4 days on the Amalfi is something that will stay with you for a lifetime, but adding an extra day will make it even more special. Take a look at the rest of this article and see how you can enjoy every single minute of your holiday.
Head out for a walk before you unpack
Now that you know how long you want to spend on the Amalfi Coast, all you have to do is come up with a plan that ensures you make the best of your time there. It’s often all too tempting to spend your first day on holiday lounging around in the hotel, after all, you’ve come away to get away from all the things you have to back home.
If you’re on the Coast for a short stay, then it might be worth heading straight out the door once you arrive. By walking the local neighbour you’ll be able to get a feel for the place, spend time in the market, and if you’re in one of the larger places such as Positano or Sorrento, you’ll no doubt be tempted by some of the eateries and nightlife.
Drive the coast so that you can see the scenery
Lots of people on short stays opt to drive the length of the Amalfi Coast in the middle of their stay. It allows you to get out of your room and away from the town you’re staying in, and gives you that satisfied feeling once your head hits the pillow at night.
Because you can drive the entire route in just a couple of hours, you’ll be able to spread out the day by stopping off for a bite to eat or a quick dip in the ocean. You could even pack a picnic by heading to your local market in the morning and picking up some new nibbles to try.
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Head into the hills of Ravello for a day of culture
Ravello is home to one of the main tourist attractions on the Amalfi Coast — the Villa Cimbrone. It has occupied the site since as far back as the 11th century, and has played host to many of the powerful merchant and rulers in the local area for almost 1,000 years.
Many people travel there every year to admire the stunning gardens which it is best known for, as well as to try the fine dining in the onsite restaurant. It is a little bit of a hike up to the hilltop if you’re travelling on foot, but if you head off a little earlier in the morning than you otherwise would, you’ll be able to miss the peak sunshine.
Spend a lazy afternoon on the Marina Grande
You’re always going to want at least one day where you sit back on the beach and let everything else simply wash over you aren’t you? The Marina Grande is the largest beach, and the most popular with tourists and travellers. Because of its central location you can easily pack up your book and towel and stroll to the local eateries. Ideal if you want to try some fresh handmade pasta, or tuck into the catch of the day with a bottle of wine.
Remember that Sorrento has plenty to do, see, and taste
Sorrento is well worth a day trip if you’re not staying there as it’s the busiest area on the Coast. You could explore the local architecture, walk the winding side streets that are packed with family run boutiques, and then sit down for an evening meal of fresh seafood. Just what you need when you want recharge your batteries and enjoy yourself.