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10 BEST Things to do in Amalfi

Updated: Nov 18, 2022

What to do in the Amalfi Coast

10 best things to do in Amalfi coast Italy

The Amalfi Coast is a must visit while in Italy. Located on the southwestern Italian Coast, this region is known for its seafood, architecture, and lemons. Home to some of the best beaches in the world, Amalfi is definitely a great place to travel to.


While there is a lot to see and do in Amalfi, there are some things you simply cannot miss. From beaches to duomos, we’ve got you covered when it comes to the Ultimate Amalfi Coast Trip.


Read Also: Rome to Amalfi Coast


Another great reason to travel to the Amalfi Coast is that you don’t need a car to get around! There are local buses here, called SITA, that travel around the cities in this area, including, Amalfi, Atrani, Ravello, Sorrento and more. There are also ferries from Amalfi to Positano, Amalfi to Capri, etc. Check out this guide that explains how to get around Amalfi!


There is not a shortage of sights to see, beaches to relax on, and food to eat in Amalfi. So here are the BEST things to do in Amalfi, Italy!


10 Things to do in Amalfi Coast


Spiaggia di Castiglione

You cannot visit the Amalfi Coast without going to the beach. If you’re visiting outside of summer, and the water is too cold to swim in, you can still take a relaxing stroll along one of Amalfi’s best beaches. Our personal favorite was Spiaggia di Castiglione, located between Atrani and Ravello. It’s a smaller beach, situated between cliff-sides, but this means it’s quieter and easy to find a spot to claim. There is also a beach club here where you can buy food and drinks and rent umbrellas. The water here is so clear, do bring your goggles to make your inner child happy!


Duomo di Amalfi

The Amalfi Duomo, or Cattedrale di Sant’Andrea, is the main cathedral in Amalfi and it is free to enter. It is a beautiful building with lots of detail, and a must see while at the Amalfi Coast. There is also a museum you can visit for around €3; tickets are available on site. You can learn about the history of the cathedral, admire the beautiful courtyard filled with lots of plants, and venture down to the catacomb. The catacomb itself is worth buying the museum ticket for. It’s located underneath the cathedral and is breathtakingly detailed.


Best Things to do in Amalfi

Via Lorenzo D'Amalfi

Strolling through the main street is a must when in Amalfi. Walk down Via Lorenzo D'Amalfi and pop in some local shops along the way. There are clothing shops, ceramic shops, food markets, jewelry shops, and more. There are so many different kinds of stores, and it’s fun to admire locally crafted goods. Many of the shops are locals selling their very own handmade goods.


Belvedere Cimitero Monumentale

It might sound morbid, but the Belvedere Monumental Cemetery is a sight to see. With beautiful tombs and fresh flowers from living family members, it's moving to learn about a little personal history and respect the elders who molded the Amalfi Coast into what it is today. This is also a great location for some incredible views of the Amalfi Coast below. Just outside the cemetery is a walkway that offers an unobstructed view of the sea and buildings below.


Villa Rufolo

With beautifully designed gardens, charming historical buildings, and wide open views of the Tyrrhenian Sea below, Villa Rufolo is any nature lover’s dream. Located higher up the mountain in the quaint town of Ravello, this historical landmark should not be passed by. It costs about €7 for an entrance ticket, which allows you free range of the property. There are many types of flowers to admire, views to soak in, and history to learn about at Villa Rufolo.


Best Things to do in Amalfi

Spiaggia di Atrani

Another of our favorite beaches was Spiaggia di Atrani. Located in Atrani, this beach is bigger than Spiaggia di Castiglione (mentioned above), but its more popular. However, because it’s located right in Atrani, there are multiple restaurants and cafes to grab lunch or a snack at while having a nice beach day. Keep in mind that restaurants right next to tourist attractions, or the beach in this case, are more expensive. Just walk a few more minutes out of the way and you’ll find much better prices.


Villa Cimbrone

Want to see more epic views of the Amalfi Coast? Head to Villa Cimbrone Gardens in Ravello next and get the full picture, wide view of the coast and sea below. Because Ravello is located higher up the mountain than Amalfi and Atrani, it has the best views to offer!


Best Things to do in Amalfi

Grotto dello Smeraldo

Hop on a boat tour and wind your way through the Emerald Grotto of the Amalfi Coast! This tourist attraction is a natural phenomenon with emerald green water, hence the name, stalagmites, and stalactites. You can book a tour from Amalfi at the Tabacchi, or you can get a taxi to the grotto itself, and just pay for the Emerald Grotto tour which costs about €7.


Villa Romana e Antiquarium

This is for any history lover out there. The Villa Romana e Antiquarium, located in Minori, is an archaeological museum with ancient ruins dating back to the 1st century. There is also a central garden to walk around. This is a nice place to slow down for a few hours and stroll through while learning about some of the history of the Amalfi Coast.


Piazza Centrale in Ravello

Located in the center of Ravello is Piazza Centrale. We mentioned before that Ravello is higher up the mountain compared to Atrani and Amalfi which are right on the coast. If you have the time, you should definitely walk through Piazza Centrale in Ravello and wander down a couple smaller side streets. Ceramics are huge here; there is a large ceramic factory where you can even buy an entire ceramic tabletop that is beautifully handmade and painted. This is fun to walk through and admire all the hand painted details and designs that local artists create.



While there is so much more to see and do on the Amalfi Coast, Italy, these were our top 10 favorite things to do here so we wanted to share them with you. If you have a day or two in Amalfi, you can easily check off a few of these sights and activities.

The Amalfi Coast is a beautiful region filled with local art, delicious food, friendly people, and amazing beaches. It’s worth spending a few days here, but even if you’re short on time, don’t miss out on what Amalfi, Atrani, Minori, and Ravello have to offer. Check out our guide on getting from Rome to Amalfi which includes how to get around while visiting the Amalfi Coast!


We hope you have the best time in this wonderful Italian coastal region. Let us know if you have any other Italy travel planning questions; we’re here to help you have the best vacation possible in Italy!


So now you know what to do in the Amalfi Coast, what will you be checking off your list while you're here? Let us know in the comments!


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