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The Amalfi Coast, stretching along Italy’s southern shore opposite the Sorrentine Peninsula, is one of the most breathtaking destinations in the world. Renowned for its colorful coastal towns, crystal-clear waters, and rugged cliffs, a day trip to the Amalfi Coast from the port of Naples is an absolute must to see the unique character and beauty of this region.
Here is a guide to the best shore excursions on the Amalfi Coast; we have even included tours to the island of Capri and its famous neighbor Ischia.
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Positano – a taste of La Dolce Vita
Positano is one of the most popular towns on the Amalfi Coast, famous for its pastel-colored houses built into the cliffs, narrow streets lined with shops, and stunning views. The Spiaggia Grande, the largest beach in Positano, is a black sand beach with several good restaurants. From here, you can walk to the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which houses a 13th-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary.
Amalfi, the vertical city
Amalfi is another charming town on the coast, home to the 9th-century Duomo di Sant’Andrea, which features a beautiful mosaic facade and a striking bell tower. At the Paper Museum, you can see the town’s history of papermaking and purchase unique gifts from the museum’s charming gift shop. For authentic Italian pastries, it’s hard to resist a visit to Pasticceria Pansa Amalfi.
Ravello – the city of music and romantic gardens
Ravello is a quieter town located high above the coast. Expect utterly stunning views of the sea and surrounding hills. The town is known for its beautiful gardens, including the Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo, which offer picture-perfect views and lush vegetation. Visit Ceramiche D’Arte Carmela to buy unique ceramic gifts to take home with you, or drop in for lunch at the hotel Villa Maria.
Capri – for luxury shopping and the blue lagoons
If you have time, consider taking a day trip to the nearby island of Capri, known for its rugged coastline, turquoise waters, and luxury boutiques. You can take a ferry from the town of Sorrento to Capri and explore the island’s stunning sights, including the Blue Grotto, Gardens of Augustus, and the Faraglioni rock formations.
Ischia – authentic Italian island life
Beautiful Ischia’s is just a one-hour boat ride from Naples. This enchanting island, nestled in the Tyrrhenian Sea, is a captivating destination that entices travelers with its natural beauty, rich history, and therapeutic hot springs. We have visited each time we are in Naples and love this little island.
Ischia is the largest island in the Bay of Naples, and you’ll find over 100 thermal springs scattered throughout the landscape, thanks to its geothermal activity. Pack a swimsuit and enjoy the warm, mineral-rich pools in fantastic surroundings. Explore the narrow streets of Ischia Ponte, the island’s oldest district, and you’ll discover traditional shops, local cuisine, and a sense of authentic Italian charm.
In addition to these destinations, there are many other charming towns and villages along the Amalfi Coast, including Maiori, Minori, and Atrani. If you feel brave enough to rent a car and drive along the narrow coastal road known as Amalfi Drive, it’s a fabulous way to spend the day. However, if you want to enjoy the view, we suggest you take the local bus or book a driver or guide for the day.
We have extensive knowledge of this region and will happily answer questions by mail.