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Every year, visiting the Amalfi Coast tops the travel wishlists of thousands of travelers from around the world, who often identify this little corner of Italy as the land of La Dolce Vita. And with good reason. This dreamy stretch of coast just south of Naples is sprinkled with quaint fishing villages, glamorous coastal towns, and picturesque beaches that make us all literally stand in awe. And what about that stunning background of scented lemon groves and endless blue sea? Just pure magic!
Challenges of visiting the Amalfi Coast
Despite all this beauty, traveling to the Amalfi Coast is not all sunshine and rainbows, trust me. In fact, it requires preparation and lots of patience to be able to thoroughly enjoy the trip. Driving will most likely be a nightmare, buses will often be late and most of the time you’ll have to elbow your way through hordes of other tourists looking for the ultimate photo opportunity or a like-grabbing selfie.
There’s no doubt that one of the biggest challenges is figuring out where to base yourself since the Amalfi Coast consists of 13 towns and villages, each with its own unique characteristics. From glamorous locations to rustic mountain hamlets, knowing the pros and cons of each of them is crucial to be able to choose the right place for you.
Other major sources of stress when planning a trip to the Amalfi Coast are choosing which month to go and, above all, how to move around. Since there are no train stations along this stretch of coast (the only exception is Vietri sul Mare), your options are limited to renting a car (only for the brave ones), praying for a bus to arrive, or enjoying a ferry ride (but only in high season).
A practical guide to the Amalfi Coast
With all these challenges in mind, I’ve finally put together my personal travel guide to Amalfi Coast. Inside you’ll find notes from my trip there last year, as well as precious tips I got from locals.
Here’s what you’ll find inside the guide:
- HOW TO GET TO THE AMALFI COAST, with indications for traveling from Rome, Naples, and Naples
- THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR to visit the Amalfi Coast
- THE 13 TOWNS AND VILLAGES of the Amalfi Coast, including recommendations on places to stay and eat (no, you won’t find Sorrento in this guide, as it’s not part of the Amalfi Coast)
- HOW TO GET AROUND the Amalfi Coast
- TOP EXPERIENCES to try on a trip to the Amalfi Coast, from cooking classes to adrenaline-filled adventures
- THE BEST SOUVENIRS to bring home from the Amalfi Coast
Despite being a hot topic when discussing Amalfi Coast travel plans, I didn’t include any budget breakdown because travel expenses are very personal and vary greatly based on one’s travel style. In any case, I think that you can get an idea of how much it would cost by navigating the links available inside the guide.
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It took me quite a while to put everything together in both a textually and visually appealing format, but hopefully you’ll like it. There are no affiliate links nor commission-based suggestions inside, just my notes.
I sincerely hope that this guide will help you plan your dream trip to the Amalfi Coast and have the best of time there. Feel free to contact me with your questions and doubts, I’m always happy to help. Oh, and any feedback on the guide will be much appreciated!
A super hug from Italy,
Great post! I love that you shared the negatives about visiting the Amalfi Coast. Planning a trip to any destination can be stressful and brings it’s own unique challenges. It is always great having knowledge of potential difficulties with a destination so that preparations can be made ahead of time to reduce stress while traveling. The Amalfi Coast looks like a dream destination and has long been on my bucket list.
Thank you Melissa! The Amalfi Coast is a dream but hides quite a few challenges that one has to be aware of in order to fully enjoy the trip 🙂