Nestled at the foot of Monte Cerreto, Amalfi is a historic town surrounded by rugged mountain scenery and idyllic coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea. This charming commune is a major highlight on the Amalfi Coast touring route, thanks to its centuries-old structures and gorgeous trattorias.
Things to do in Amalfi
Immerse yourself in Amalfi’s fascinating history and culture at the 9th-century Roman Catholic Amalfi Cathedral. This structure features a stunning external mosaic, eye-catching bell tower and a wooden crucifix dating back to the 13th century. The Diocesan Museum of Amalfi is located next door and provides deep insight into local artwork with paintings and sculptures, as well as murals and a cathedral treasury.
Learn more about Amalfi’s maritime history at the Arsenal of the Maritime Republic, which features historical artefacts, documents and statues showcasing the town’s naval past. Afterwards, take the leisurely walk up to the Torre dello Ziro, a storied watchtower that has been integral to the Amalfi Coast for centuries of wars.
Discover one of the world’s most beautiful natural attractions with a boat tour through the emerald water and intricate stalactites and stalagmites within the Grotta dello Smeraldo. If you’re up for a challenging hike, take on the 7.8-kilometre-long Path of Gods, which leads up to the Nocelle hamlet and offers uninterrupted views of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Don’t forget to treat your stomach in Amalfi, especially at some of the trattorias around town, including Trattoria da Baracca and Trattoria San Giuseppe. Grab a drink at the open-air Bar Savoia or indulge in gourmet desserts and local Italian wine at Royal Restaurant & Wine Bar.
Getting around Amalfi
Amalfi is best reached by flying into Salerno-Pontecagnano Airport or Napoli-Capodichino, both of which are under 75 kilometres away. You can walk around town, but it’s best to have your own vehicle to explore more of the Amalfi Coast.