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The Top 5 Best Towns on the Amalfi Coast

Updated: Sep 15, 2020

The Amalfi Coast offers incredible scenery you can’t get anywhere else in the world. From crystal clear beaches to soaring cliffs overlooking the Mediterannean Sea, it’s no surprise that the 40 kilometer coastline is one of Italy’s most visited destinations.


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1. Positano

When you think of the Amalfi Coast, chances are you imagine Positano. This cliffside town is renowned for its dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. Despite the tourist crowds, It’s the most popular location for a reason. Spiaggia Grande Beach is at the base of the town, but other popular beaches include Fornillo, Laurito, and Arienzo.


2. Sorrento

Explore this culturally rich town and soak up its southern Italian charm. Sorrento is also in a perfect location to explore other areas and take day trips to Positano, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, and more. This city is known for its lemons, so make sure you don’t leave without trying some limoncello!


3. Furore

Known as the paese che non c’è, or the village that doesn’t exist, Furore is known for its beautiful Fiordo, a gorge created by the ancient Schianto river surrounded by cliffs rising from the sea. Explore the colorful murals by local and international artists that give it the nickname “painted town”. This charming fishing village will make you feel like you’ve entered another time.


4. Ravello

Ravello is home to cliffside gardens and overlooks the coastline. There’s no direct access to the sea, making it different from the other Amalfi Coast cities, but it’s the perfect destination for those looking for some peace and quiet surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Stroll through its medieval streets, garden villas and ancient stone pathways and discover the alluring charm of the mountaintop village known as the city of music for yourself.


5. Praiano

Calling all sunset enthusiasts, Praiano is the prime location on the Amalfi Coast for the best and most dramatic sunsets. It offers an authentic and relaxing vibe for travelers looking for a vacation destination off the beaten road. Plus, its strategic location between Positano and Amalfi, makes it a great jumping-off point for day trips to other major points of interests along the coast. Praiano is an ideal destination for art, beach, and nature lovers alike.


For a more detailed itinerary on how to make the most of your trip to southern Italy, check out How To Make The Most Out Of 5 days On The Amalfi Coast. Happy travels!


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