My travel bucket-list: The Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region. It’s a popular holiday destination, a UNESCO-listed landscape, with steep cliffs and a rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel-colored fishing villages, precariously perched between mountains and the sea. The coastal road between the port city of Salerno and clifftop Sorrento winds past grand villas, terraced vineyards and cliffside lemon groves.

A vertical landscape, characterised by a picturesque labyrinth of stairways and narrow alleys, connecting the two main elements of this landscape: the sea and the mountains. A continuous succession of bays and fjords, interspersed with pebbled beaches and rocks on which you can still see the ancient viceregal towers,  the first bulwark of the local population against the Saracen attacks.

There are 13 towns spreading across this strip of land between mountains and the sea, kissed by the sun and declared by UNESCO “World Heritage Site”: Amalfi, Atrani, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, Scala, Tramonti, Vietri sul Mare. 


A popular tourist destination, the Amalfi Coast receives large numbers of visitors. It has a Mediterranean climate that’s warm and dry in summer, June to September, and mild in winter, December to February. In the summer there is the Ravello Festival (Wagner Festival), that features classical music and dance in the cliffside village. In June and in November there are Catholic celebrations which include also the Festival of Sant’Andrea in Amalfi town. August as always is the most crowded period.

There are so many towns to see that I think the best way is to rent a car and just enjoy the entire coast and maybe finding my cottage by the sea 😉

See you one day Amalfi Coast!

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  1. Oh no you can’t do that to me hahah
    Place in Italy on your bucket list and you didn’t go yet? Do I kill myself now🙄🙄😂😂
    What a beautiful place! Go and visit it and hope I will be able to visit all Italy one day 😊💕

    1. Oh there are so many wonderful places in Italy that I did not see yet…I really hope that day when I’ll be only a traveler will happen soon 😊😉

  2. Go! it is wonderful and scenic and fun and interesting and last time I was there ( my third visit) still relatively unspoilt by tourism. You will enjoy it.

  3. Great bucket list destination!! We had it on our bucket list for years and just came back from visiting. Safe to say we fell in love with Positano and hope to return one day! If you ever visit, make sure to take a day trip to Ravello!

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    1. Thank you 😊 My home is in Italy, Padova, and definitely one day I’ll go back. Italian is currently my main language 😉 Sono stata in Firenze l’anno scorso in vacanza per qualche giorno e mi sono innamorata! Beh sono sempre stata una fan dei Medici, quindi 😊

      1. Firenze è splendida, dovrebbe ritornarci ad ogni costo 🙂

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  7. I went here last year at the end of May and it was the perfect time. Gorgeous weather and not horrendously busy. I loved Positano so much I will definitely go back one day. I hope you make it there soon 🙂 x

    1. Thank you very much for sharing! I’m really glad you like it! Italy is so beautiful and colorful! I hope one day I’ll be able to see it too 😉😊 My home is in Italy but I’m near Venice, so I never had the chance to go 😊🤪
      Thank you for stopping by! Very appreciated! Have a wonderful day!

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