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The Amalfi Coast is one of our favorite places to go in Italy. A little bit off the beaten path, the city nestled into the sharply inclined cliffs looking down at the dark blue water makes visitors feel like they’re in a fairytale.
The nearby three islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida will provide all travelers with endless amounts of charm and adventure, and even those who’ve visited the Amalfi Coast before will find themselves rediscovering it all over again upon their return as this dynamic and beautiful city embraces restoring itself and transforming its healthy tourism industry into a sustainable one that preserves the culture and art of this vibrant and beautiful city.
Come to relax, to enjoy the beach and the water, to dine in splendid style, and to explore the history of this place. We guarantee you will leave feeling both refreshed and inspired.
Sorrento is an ideal neighborhood if you want to be in the middle of the action all day and night. Get a great view of the sea, and lots of lively events in town to keep your energy up at all hours of the day and night; there is always something going on for the adventurous traveler here! Stay in one of the numerous vacation rentals here, or a small hotel. Be warned however, if you’re looking for the more luxurious side of the Amalfi Coast, we would recommend one of the neighborhoods down below instead!
If you want spectacular views and a peaceful trip, this is the place for you. With stunning vistas from almost any vantage point, this small town is perfect for those travelers who just want to get away from it all. Music lovers in particular will love Ravello, they hold a classical music concert/review every year and people from all over the world flock to attend. Visitors are encouraged to rent a holiday home or a vacation home/villa if they are in this area for a truly peaceful trip.
Praiano and Conca dei Marini
While these two areas are quite a ways away from transportation hubs, that is exactly what we love so much about them. For a romantic holiday or one that is far from the push and pull of daily life, we couldn’t recommend these two neighborhoods more. Those who love the sun will love the beaches here; which are bathed in sunlight from dawn to dusk and there are many many small restaurants and cafes to catch everyone’s taste. To make the most of your experience stay in a romantic bed and breakfast, or make each other breakfast in bed in the array of private villas and holiday rentals that pepper this area.
Of course most people will spend their time on the Amalfi Coast chilling on the beach which is a wonderful holiday. But here at Bluepillow we suggest that you step off the beaten track and go on several of the adventures we suggest below to really round out your holiday experience and make the most of your time in Italy.
We love spending the whole day at the Villa Rufolo in the heart of the city, a Moorish villa built in the 1200s that is known for its beautiful gardens and terraces that give the effect of spilling over themselves into the sea. Visitors can spend the whole day there wandering the grounds and learning some of the history of the Amalfi Coast.
We love museums that are very specific about a particular collection, and so the Museum of Paper definitely makes it onto our list. Italy has always been known for being a country at the forefront of beautiful handmade paper, but we are particular fans of this museum for walking visitors through the long history paper has in Italy, and in particular the relationship paper-making has always had with the Amalfi Coast.
The Amalfi Coast favors travelers who come in the summer, although we would go in either the late spring or early fall in order to avoid the crowds. Our personal recommendation is from April to June, when it will be warm enough to enjoy the water, the crowds will be minimal, and there will be all the spring flowers in full bloom to scent the air.
If you enjoy festivals and nightlife, we recommend late July and the entire month of August for being when the most festivals occur along the coastline, but be warned that during the day, unless you are by the water the sun and the heat can be quite oppressive.