Things to do on the Amalfi Coast

Walking in style

Walking in style

Many come here for the speedy boats and cars but, really, walking is the best way to go. The Amalfi Coast is so heart wrenchingly beautiful, from cliffs and coves to ancient culture, doing it speedily is a sure fire way to miss all the best bits. Walking through ancient lemon groves and vineyards or along the Path of the Gods, where you will indeed feel as if you have died and gone to heaven, takes you into the real Amalfi. Where farmers tend terraced holdings, fishermen carry catches up hundreds of ancient stone steps, and shepherds still tend their sheep. Or walk the Valle delle Ferriere National Park with ancient woodlands and refreshing waterfalls in the hills overlooking Amalfi town. Another stunning trek is to Mount Tre Calli with magnificent views.

Apart from the coast it’s the Amalfi mountains, the Monti Lattari, that dominate the landscape and proffer the prettiest of hiking routes. Part of the greater Apennines range, they stretch along not only the Amalfi Coast but also the Sorrentine Peninsula. Go on a guided small group tour or on a tailor made, self guided one.
Classy culture

Classy culture

Don’t miss out on all the ancient culture along the Amalfi Coast, such as the emperors’ villas on Capri, the Greek temple in Paestum and, of course, nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum. Contemporary culture is, of course, best savoured through the region’s famous cuisine. Eating here is done alla campagna, or Campania style – the main region of the Amalfi Coast, with Naples also bringing a strong influence. Everything is based on its fine local produce, superb seafood, tomatoes, herbs, lemons and more lemons.
The history of the region is also fascinating, having been an independent maritime republic and shipping hub for centuries. Other industries thrived here as a result, such as iron and paper making with remains of various mills and foundries in Valle delle Ferriere Natural Reserve. Maritime culture and heritage is celebrated in many of the region’s festivals, such as Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics, Sant'Andrea in Amalfi town and Feast of the Fish in Positano to celebrate the end of summer. See Best Time to Go to Amalfi for more details.

Our top Amalfi Coast Holiday

Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy

Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy

Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages

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Cycling
When you are on a bicycle you can stop and look at the view, you can see the colours and smell the sea, and stop for lemon granita every now and then, which is very good indeed!
– Wendy Pillar. Read a full interview with Wendy about her Amalfi cycling holiday

Cycling

If ever there was a place to cycle and feel the sea breeze in the air, the Amalfi Coast must be it. Discover inland canyons, ancient villages, the Greco-Roman city of Paestum and nearby Cilento National Park. Don’t worry about the hills either, as you can hire an electric bike if you prefer. And always pack a swimsuit in your pannier.
Sailing
Our captain was wonderful, as a guide, cook, and best of all, a great sailor. His experience and knowledge made this a truly magical trip.

Sailing

Leave your busy life and even busier tourist hubs behind on a sailing holiday on the Amalfi coast. A week on board a small yacht, typically sleeping up to eight people, will take you through glittering waters, stopping at the best beaches, at the island of Capri and then on to explore Pompeii as well.
Written by Catherine Mack
Photo credits: [Page banner: jpitha] [Walking in style: Ken Mayer] [Classy culture 1: Peter Visser] [Classy culture 2: Paul Kelley] [Cycling: James Burke] [Sailing: Ronnie Macdonald]
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