Travel Log: Amalfi Coast, Italy

Are you ready for another Italy post? I hope so, because today I am excited to share photos from the Amalfi Coast! Two days after our wedding, we gathered our group of friends and hopped on a high speed train from Florence to Naples. It was super easy to book through Italia Rail and took only ~2.5 hours to cover the 300 mile journey (as opposed to five hours via car). When we arrived in Naples, we rented several vehicles and traveled the rest of the way by car (~1.5 hours). We spent Monday through Friday based in Positano with day trips to both Amalfi and Capri, spending the most time in our home base of Positano. You will see in these photos that the weather was good but not summery hot yet, so instead of beach days we did a mixture of exploring and relaxing as a group. Please read on for more photos and details from our visit to Italy's beautiful Amalfi Coast, and just a quick reminder that you can see all of my Italy posts by clicking here.

Positano views were gorgeous at every turn! Our hotel was perched up the hill from the beach. That meant that walking to the beach and back involved several hundred stairs--which could be viewed as good exercise to work off all of the pasta we ate!

Trying to capture that classic Positano beach view!

We took the standard ferry from Positano to Amalfi, they run frequently during the day and you can buy tickets at the beach. Just make sure you check the available times for your return trip!


 The Amalfi Cathedral and Piazza del Duomo are a must see when visiting Amalfi. Whether you go inside or not, the architecture and views from the landing are both worth climbing up the steps.

 Gelato breaks are essential during any Italian adventure!

 We walked out to the Piazzale dei Protontini to escape some of the crowds and gain fabulous views of the town. I definitely recommend the walk out for the views if you have the chance.

Handmade sandals are a popular item to purchase for yourself or as a gift when visiting the Amalfi Coast. We chose Nana Positano because of the excellent reviews online, but there are many, many options for shops in these coastal towns. It was so much fun to choose each element of our sandals: the heel height (flat, low, or wedge), sandal style, leather type and colors! I have been wearing mine all around Seattle this summer, and highly recommend having a pair made for yourself if you visit.

 Another day we had lunch at Il Ritrivo, a highly recommended restaurant located far up the hill outside of walking distance from our hotel. Fortunately, this restaurant has a free shuttle that you can book in advance, they will pick you up at your hotel and drop you back off when you are finished! Amazing service, I must say. We asked the shuttle to drop us off at Le Sirenuse, the famous hotel with arguably the best public views of Positano that capture the Duomo, hillside, and beach.

On the warmest and sunniest day of the week, we hired a boat to take us on a day tour of Capri. They picked us up at Positano's main beach, took us on a tour of all of the grottos, dropped us off at Capri's main Marina Grande for a couple of hours, found a fun swimming spot, and then brought us back to Positano. We were so lucky with the weather and had a fabulous time, I definitely would like to revisit Capri to spend more time on the island.

I hope you enjoyed this photo tour of our visit to Italy's Amalfi Coast! We only touched a portion of this picturesque area, and I hope to be able to return to explore more of the towns. If you have visited the Amalfi Coast, be sure to leave me a comment to share your favorite memory! You can also check out my other travel logs from our Italy trip here, and I just have two more to share with you in the next couple of weeks: Pompeii and Rome. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week, and thank you for visiting my blog today! Whether it is your first visit or 100th, I appreciate you!


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