What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy

The famous coastal town in Italy: Amalfi Coast

The beautiful town of Amalfi Coast is situated in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy. A breathtaking village with an amazing coastline. This place was eye-catching in every angle which heightened my sense of wanderlust and my realization of the love of travelling. 

The town is bombarded with tourists thou it was the month of October. I was surprised by the number of people willing to travel this far to reach this special town in Italy. I guess we all share the same amazement and satisfaction of getting to Amalfi Coast.  Let’s go! 

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Bus and Car Tips: Better View

From Sorrento south to Positano and Amalfi, try to sit on the right side of the vehicle or bus to see the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and the coastal houses. And when travelling north, sit on the left side.

October 21 - 24

Monday, October 21 - Morning arrival
Address: G. Augustariccio 14, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
4 days 3 nights
Next Destination: Rome, Italy

We love Hotel La Pergola for its great location, cleanliness, and genuine staff service. The owner greets everyone with a smile and the staff are knowledgeable about anything you can think of whether it's the bus timings, location, and activities.

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy

The night train from Siena to Amalfi Coast was tiring. We checked in early at Hotel La Pergola and I almost cried with happiness as they welcomed us with open arms. They even served us the most sumptuous breakfast salad I've ever had. I don't know if it was the fatigue or the hunger talking that morning but my heart was pleased with joy and love for such a wonderful welcome. And yes wine for breakfast with all the love of Italy in each bottle.

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy
We were escorted to our small lovely beach-coloured themed room. I love the simplicity of the room, especially the view from the window.

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy
My whole Italy trip reminded me of my favourite movie "Under the Tuscan Sun." Most especially that scene where she opens the window and says "hi" to this old man who passed by her house every single day.

Explore the town of Amalfi Coast by Foot

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy
From the hotel, there are two options to get to Amalfi Coast City Centre or Almafi downtown: walk the scenic route or take the scheduled buses. 

Walk around the jagged cliffs    

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy
Be careful when you're walking in town. The streets in Amalfi are so narrow and the cars or bus drivers here drive with no fear. You'll be sharing the road with different vehicles, so make sure to stop, look, and listen.

See the mesmerizing Mediterranean waters    

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy
Walk more, see more.

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy
If you take the bus you'll miss the chance of seeing the cliffs up close and they're beautiful.  

Welcome to the town of Amalfi Coast!

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy

This is the food and shopping district of town. Bus services run here too just make sure to ask around if you get lost because once you miss your bus the next one will be a long wait. 

For those who plan on driving to Amalfi Coast 
Parking will be a hassle and a hustle, so it's advisable to take the bus instead of driving.

How to go around Amalfi Coast by Bus Service

In Amalfi Coast City Centre, there are buses that go to different towns.  Ask your hotel about bus times. 

Always make sure to buy your tickets at your hotel ahead of time or at the bus station.  It’s best to buy them the day before so you can patiently wait for the bus instead of rushing back to its pickup site.

Buy your bus tickets in advance from bars or small shops. These bus tickets are sold at "tabaccherie" (cigarette shops), newspaper stands, bars, and caf├ęs. 

Reminders: Tickets can't be purchased onboard the bus. There are no ticket kiosks at the bus stops. Bus tickets must be stamped on board or torn by the driver.

Bus fare: 1.30 euros

Enjoy the Beach town

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy
This beach is within walking distance from the port and near the bus terminal.

Chill at the Coastline

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy
The port area has a great vantage point of the coastline and the historic sloped town of Italy.

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy
Just walking around town I felt relaxed. This last stop in Amalfi marks the endpoint of my Europe Trip. Right here in this moment where I want to be.

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy
This is an interesting water fountain you'll never miss. 

Apparently, in Italy, these water fountains are safe to drink. I have this rule for all my travels to only drink bottled water, as a traveller you want to be safe than sorry. I'm amused by the number of people who drink water here, and even wash their face and hands too.

Explore the Cathedral of Saint Andrew the Apostle

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy
Just around the corner of the fountain is the famous cathedral of Amalfi. The intricate design of the tower makes it worthwhile to check out in your free time.

Shopping in Amalfi Coast

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy
There are plenty of souvenir shops here.

Try the Lemon treats    

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy
Lemons here and there, Amalfi loves their lemons like it's wine. The lemons grown in Amalfi is considered special as it has an intense aroma and fragrance compared to other lemons. The skin is not thick and has fewer seeds than the usual lemons.

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy

The clothes are expensive due to the number of tourists in the area however if you're lucky and patient enough you'll find some deals. I was able to grab a good-looking pair of shorts for a good price. Try to buy something more exotic or a truly Italian product, to avoid my mistake, ahahaa.

Lemon cake desserts    

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy
Take a bite of the lemon desserts in town, I'm not a lemon cake person but I changed my mind after having a treat. 

Dinner at Piazza del Duomo, Amalfi 

What to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy
Best lasagna I've ever had on my Europe trip! Never miss the chance to dine in the Piazzo. It will be pricey but it will be an unforgettable night of good food and great ambience.

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Have fun and be safe ^__^

Do you want more information about our European adventure?
Check out Travelling to Europe for 2 weeks: Art Class in Paris, France then getting on a Hot air balloon ride at Siena, Italy, and relaxing by the beach at Amalfi, Coast with a side trip to Rome, Italy before flying back home.

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