Pine tree on Ravello coast with sea on the background

Alluring Amalfi: The Ultimate Guide to Italy's Most Glamorous Coastal Escape

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Discover the Amalfi Coast's allure with our guide to its iconic destinations, from Positano to Ravello, and explore its unique Mediterranean charm.

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Nestled along the breathtaking Sorrentine Peninsula, the Amalfi Coast is a playground for the stylish and sophisticated. With its dramatic cliffs, turquoise waters, and terraced majolica patterned gardens, the Amalfi Coast has long captivated travelers seeking an unforgettable la dolce vita experience. In this guide, we'll take you on a journey through the most iconic and breathtaking destinations along this picturesque coast. From the glamorous Positano to the serene charm of Ravello, prepare to be inspired by the unique allure and timeless elegance of these captivating coastal gems. So, sit back, relax, and let us guide you through the unforgettable wonders of the Amalfi Coast.

Terrace with chairs and a table overlooking the sea
Beautiful view on Capri rocky coastline with ships

The Amalfi Coast's Crown Jewels: Positano, Ravello, Capri, and Sorrento

Journeying along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast reveals the unique charm and allure of several renowned destinations, each possessing its own distinct character and timeless beauty, ready to be discovered by eager travelers.

Positano, The Vertical Town: Known for its colorful houses stacked along the cliffs, Positano is often referred to as the vertical town. Start your day with a visit to the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which houses a Byzantine Black Madonna icon. For an insider tip, venture to Fornillo Beach, a quieter and more secluded alternative to the main beach. After a day of sightseeing, enjoy dinner at La Sponda in La Sirenuse hotel, an enchanting restaurant illuminated by hundreds of candles, where you can savor traditional Italian dishes made from local ingredients.

Positano coastline with houses and a blossoming tree

Ravello, A Haven of Art and Culture: Ravello, perched high above the coastline, offers breathtaking views and a rich artistic heritage. Don't miss the stunning Villa Rufolo, with its beautiful gardens and the annual Ravello Festival. For a truly unforgettable experience, dine at Palazzo Avino's Rossellinis Restaurant, which features a terrace overlooking the sea and a Michelin-starred menu that showcases the region's flavors.

Beautiful view into lush garden in Ravello

Capri, Island of Glamour and Beauty: Capri, the jewel of the Amalfi Coast, has long been a favorite destination for the rich and famous. Explore the Blue Grotto, a mesmerizing sea cave illuminated by a magical blue light, and take a chairlift to the summit of Monte Solaro for breathtaking views. Discover upscale boutiques, such as La Parisienne, and dine at the famous La Fontelina beach club, where you can enjoy delicious seafood and refreshing limoncello.

Capri island port with ships and colorful buildings

Sorrento, Gateway to the Amalfi Coast: Sorrento, a charming town that serves as the gateway to the Amalfi Coast, offers a fascinating blend of history and modernity. Wander through the historic center, stopping by Piazza Tasso and the tranquil Cloister of San Francesco. For a unique culinary experience, visit Ristorante O'Parrucchiano, the birthplace of cannelloni, and savor their delicious, homemade pasta.

Sorrento rocky coastline with houses and pine trees

Places to stay

Il San Pietro di Positano hotel in Amalfi coast

Il San Pietro di Positano

Belmont Hotel Caruso in Ravello city

Belmond Hotel Caruso

Swimming pool in Grand Hotel Quisisana in Capri

Grand Hotel Quisisana

Entrance to JK Place Capri hotel in Capri

JK Place Capri

Hotel Capri Tiberio Palace in Capri

Capri Tiberio Palace

Hotel Caesar Augustus terrace overlooking the sea in Capri

Hotel Caesar Augustus

Unveil the Secrets: Exclusive Activities on the Amalfi Coast

For those seeking a more exclusive and indulgent experience, this post will guide you through a selection of luxurious activities that highlight the best of the Amalfi Coast, from wine tasting and limoncello making to exploring olive and lemon plantations, offered by top local providers.

Wine Tasting: Nestled in the cliffs of Furore, Marisa Cuomo Winery offers an unforgettable wine tasting experience. With a guided tour of the vineyards and cellars, you'll learn about the unique grape varieties and winemaking process before sampling the winery's award-winning wines, accompanied by a selection of local cheeses and charcuterie.

Winery with growing grapes on the coast of Amalfi
© Marisa Cuomo Winery

Lemon Plantations and Limoncello Making: The Amalfi Coast is renowned for its exquisite lemons, and a visit to a local plantation with Amalfi Lemon Experience or Salvatore Aceto offers a fascinating insight into their production. Discover how lemons are grown, harvested, pressed, and turned into various delicious products. A guided tour of a lemon grove reveals the secrets behind the region's famous citrus fruits and their many uses. Immerse yourself in the art of limoncello-making with a hands-on workshop, and learn the traditional recipe and techniques before crafting your own bottle to take home as a delightful souvenir of your Amalfi Coast experience.

Private Boat Tours: Chartering a private boat allows you to explore the Amalfi Coast's breathtaking coastline at your own pace. Discover hidden coves, secluded beaches, and enchanting grottoes while sipping on a glass of Prosecco and enjoying a gourmet picnic prepared by a local chef.

As you explore the Amalfi Coast's many delights, you'll be swept away by its captivating beauty and timeless elegance. With every twist and turn, you'll discover a new enchanting vista, a hidden gem, or a charming local tradition that will make your heart sing. So pack your most stylish resort wear, slip on your designer sunglasses, and get ready to experience the allure of Italy's most glamorous coastal escape.

Unforgettable experiences

Man cutting lemon from a lemon tree in lemon grove in Sorrento

Limoncello Harvesting and Tasting Experience

Private ceramics lesson in Vietri sul Mare

Private Ceramic Workshop in Vietri Sul Mare

Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Amalfi

Cathedral of Saint Andrew

Garden of Augustus in Capri island

Gardens of Augustus

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Lizzie Z.

As a top level corporate executive, Lizzie embarked on a soul-searching journey of adventure and slow living, passionately sharing her insights as the founder of RLM.

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