This spectacular coastline has to be one of the most beautiful you’ll ever see! It’s everything you could possibly imagine when picturing a typical Italian coast – an abundance of colour as the sun reflects off the tiers of brightly painted houses, and the sea sparkling below you as your drive along the windy coastal road. This Italian gem of a region is packed in summer, and it’s easy to see why!
How to get there
We took the bus along the coastline from Sorrento, which runs regularly from the town centre and takes around 1hour to Positano, and 1hour 40mins to Amalfi. Although this might sound long, the minutes fly by on this bus journey as you take in the impressive views. Just make sure to sit on the right side of the bus, so you can get the best photos! Alternatively, the coast can be accessed directly via bus from Salerno.
The Amalfi Coast is a place to kick back and relax, and soak up the sun! Enjoy sipping cocktails and lying on the beach while taking in the magnificent views of the sea and the colourful houses. When your feet get itchy, jump on a bus and hop between the towns, appreciating the endless and individual beauty of each!
Where to stay
Prices are fairly steep in summertime, so make sure to book in advance. My friend and I were traveling on a serious budget so we opted to stay in Sorrento, where prices were more reasonable, and venture over to Amalfi for a day trip. My advice though – pay a little extra and base yourself either in Amalfi or Positano, it’s an investment worth making. In saying this, we thoroughly enjoyed the scenic bus ride along the coast and back, so staying in Sorrento is a great option too. If you do this, I would highly recommend Seven Hostel, for it’s clean rooms, decent breakfast and amaaaazing rooftop terrace!
What to eat
The Amalfi Coast is full of restaurants and trattorias offering local dishes with fresh ingredients and seafood. We found it hard to tear ourselves away from the beach, so when it came to dinnertime, we opted for some fresh fish and chips, which we could take away and eat back at the beach (surprise surprise). This was washed down nicely with some limoncello and limoncello chocolate (because we couldn’t get enough of the stuff!).