The best time of year to visit the Amalfi Coast is in May and September when the crowds are largely gone and temperatures are more comfortable. However if you’re a sun seeker, then between June and August averages around 29 degrees.
With Amalfi Coast located just below Naples on the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula, the easiest way to reach the popular towns of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello are by train, car or boat. We love the idea of a scenic coastal drive, but be aware in high season, traffic will be at its peak, so prepare for a long, slow drive through the winding narrow roads. Once you reach Sorrento and Salerno, you can easily transfer by boat to Positano and Amalfi, which makes for a beautiful journey.
During your stay, you’ll notice Italians take a lot of pride in their appearance and ‘casual wear’ namely barefoot and beach wear is generally inappropriate and can seem unsophisticated. Here is an opportunity to dress with confidence, feeling glamorous.
The Amalfi Coast is dotted with numerous little beaches and grottos. The best way to experience the hidden coves and stunning areas to swim is by private or group tour boats. You can also arrange a boat form Positano to Capri for the day. Positano Boats, and Blue Star Positano are popular companies who offer half or full day tours. Just pack a towel, sun lotion and water and enjoy!
With a love for beach lifestyle, the Italian customs on the beach must be respected. Ensure you leave only your footprints when you visit the beaches, do not litter. The beaches remain beautiful because visitors take care not to litter. Fines can be up to 300 euros!
With a strong tradition on food, the emphasis on eating well is a dominant part of the day’s discussion and of above normal importance at lunch and dinner. If bread is on the table, try not to fill up on it before the main course begins!
Many don’t associate the Amalfi Coast with mountain walks, but this experience is breath-taking. See Amalfi from a different perspective and stretch your legs on a hiking trip along some of Italy’s most striking trials – Sentiero Degli Dei or Path of The Gods. Approximately 7.8km, the walk is idyllic. Take plenty of water, a sunhat and be prepared to take lots of photos!