One of the most popular places to visit in all of Italy is the stunning and vibrant Amalfi Coast. There are endless attractions in Amalfi Coast to delight all visitors, from stunning hiking venues filled with breathtaking views, to sites that celebrate the rich history of this lovely locale. A memorable trip awaits you when you chose an Amalfi Coast vacation for your next family or romantic getaway for two.…
Top 19 Things to do in Amalfi Coast, Italy
Upon your arrival at a coastal port, your guide takes you out to sea for a voyage past the towns of Atrani, Amalfi, and Praiano. Stop in the town of Conca de Marini for a chance to visit the famous Grotta dello Smeraldo, or Emerald Grotto. Admire the extraordinary scene in the cavern's interior, featuring spectacular formations of stalactites and stalagmites suffused with brilliant green and blue light.
Next, step ashore in the quaint seaside village of Positano, a town famous for its whitewashed houses and the exclusive fashion creations sold in delightful little boutiques. Take some free time for a walk through the beautiful alleys before you return to your starting point in the evening. Read More close
Begin your exquisite drive to the town of Amalfi driving along steep, curved roads with incredibly sweeping views of the coast and the beaches below. Keep your camera close by for snapshots of the Mediterranean Sea and clusters of white houses that cling precariously to the rugged cliff side.
At Amalfi, visit a striking cathedral standing majestically atop a great flight of steep steps. Continue to Ravello which is nestled in the mountains, a cool 1,100 feet (335 m) above sea level. Here, visit the Villa Rufolo, which provided inspiration for Richard Wagner's operas. Stroll through the villa's gardens, soaking up the peaceful atmosphere before your scenic drive back to Sorrento. Read More close
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Make your way to the pier and board a comfortable vessel for a pleasant sail across the water to Capri, admiring a breathtaking view of the hazy blue cliffs, tumbling pastel villages, and rugged shoreline from Amalfi to Sorrento. Arrive in Capri and disembark, hopping into a comfortable minibus to begin your tour of the island.
Stop in the quiet town of Anacapri to visit the Villa San Michele, built by Swedish doctor and author Axel Munthe on the ruins of an ancient Roman site. From the villa's gardens, take in a sweeping panorama over the island. Next, continue on to the chic town of Capri itself. Have lunch on your own in town if you'd like, and then visit the Gardens of Augustus, a lush botanical park perched on terraces overlooking the sea and the faraglioni (rock stacks) along the coast.
Stroll around the Piazza Umberto I, snapping photos of its pretty white church or snagging a seat at an open-air cafe to have a drink while watching the world go by. Take some time to browse the island's elegant boutiques before heading back to the port for your return ferry to Amalfi. Read More close
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After a quick journey to Naples port, enjoy a leisurely cruise to the island with fantastic views of the Amalfi Coast and the stunning rocks of Faraglioni. Begin in the town of Anacapri, situated on a hilltop. You can take an optional tour of Villa San Michele or just take in the breathtaking vistas of the Mediterranean Sea.
Continue to Capri to stroll along cobbled streets lined with stylish boutiques and chic restaurants. Admire the main square's pretty church from an open-air café and perhaps choose some souvenirs from a range of handicrafts.
Before returning to the mainland, enjoy some free time for independent sightseeing, strolling on the beach, enjoying the crystal waters of the Blue Grotto, or admiring the vibrant Gardens of Augustus. Read More close
After the ride out from Sorrento, your guide takes you on a walk through the ancient streets of Pompeii, which have been painstakingly excavated to reveal the buildings and columns that stood 2,000 years ago. You can see baths, forums, and villas, built by prosperous Romans dating back to 80 BC, and marvel at the fabulously preserved frescoes that adorned their walls and floors.
Finish the tour with a visit to the Villa Dei Misteri, a refurbished ancient villa rightfully considered the pearl of Pompeii's ruins. Although covered with ash and volcanic material by the eruption of Mount Vesuivius, the villa sustained only minor damage in the eruption, leaving most of its walls, ceilings, and frescoes largely undamaged from its 1st-century days.
On your way back to the Amalfi Coast, visit one of the region's most prestigious cameo and coral factories before you return to your hotel. Read More close
After convenient pickup from your hotel, enjoy transfer in a deluxe coach to Pompeii. Buried in ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, many of this city's streets, homes, and inhabitants were remarkably preserved under several meters of hardened ash. Walk its streets and take a look at what life was like for a civilization that met a sudden and unexpected end.
After free time to explore the ruins and have lunch, continue your journey to Herculaneum, another city buried by Vesuvius with Pompeii. Marvel at fascinating archaeological excavations and take a look into the past of this once flourishing coastal town. The artifacts and ruins on display paint a vivid picture of life during the Roman Empire.
After a full day spent wandering extraordinarily well-kept ruins and excavation sites, settle back into your coach and reflect on your immersion into ancient history. Your rewarding experience ends with a ride back to your hotel.
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A deluxe tour bus takes you from your hotel along the famous Amalfi Drive, passing picturesque little towns on your way to Pompeii. Here, your guide takes you through some of the ancient streets that archaeologists have uncovered over centuries of excavation. You can see the baths, forums, and villas built for the city's prosperous inhabitants dating back to 80 BC, and marvel at the fabulously preserved frescos that adorn the walls and floors.
Next, pay a visit to the mountain that looms over these ancient sights. A ride up the slopes of Mount Vesuvius lets you walk right up to the summit and admire the splendid panorama of the bay. Look for a plume of smoke from the blackened crater of this still-active volcano before you start back toward the Amalfi Coast, and pay a visit to one of the region's most prestigious cameo and coral factories before you return to your hotel. Read More close
Situated in the Bay of Naples, the Gaiola Coast was once home to Oscar Wilde, who owned a villa overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Your tour begins at the informative Gaiola Visitor Center, where you can learn all about the environmental importance of the region and its history as a Roman city built on volcanic ground.
As you sail along the coastline, your expert guide points out the significant natural, archaeological, and volcanic features that make this region so fascinating. The coastline is sure to amaze, with its interesting blend of ancient and modern worlds as well as the natural and manmade features you spot along the way. Read More close
Located in the Bay of Naples, Gaiola is a protected marine area that offers you the unique opportunity to view a submerged city (the geologic shifting known as "bradyseism" that creates this phenomenon is prevalent in this area of Italy).
Your tour starts at the Gaiola Visitor Center, where films and photos provide you with interesting knowledge of the natural and historical features of the region. Then hit the water for a first-hand encounter with the ancient city's ruins and the marine life that now inhabits them. Follow your expert guide along the coastline and discover underwater sites only visible to those who take the plunge. Read More close
An air-conditioned tour bus takes you from your hotel along the famous Amalfi Drive, passing picturesque little towns on your way to Pompeii. Once you arrive, your guide will take you for a look at some of the ancient city streets; you can see the Baths, the Forum, and villas built for the prosperous Roman inhabitants dating back the year 80 B. C.
While you have a chance to marvel at the fabulously preserved frescos that adorn the villas' walls and floors, learn about the archaeological efforts that began back in the 18th century and continue to this day. Get a sense of the history and grandeur preserved in the city before you head back to your hotel and the present day. Read More close
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A tour bus carries you from your hotel to the ruins of Herculaneum, a residential town buried in ash by Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago. Unlike Pompeii, which was destroyed in the same eruption, Herculaneum was buried slowly by settling ash in the days after the eruption, preserving many wooden structures and household objects that can be seen today.
After you get a look at Herculaneum's unique artwork and architecture, set out for a ride to Sorrento. In the old city center, you can see churches, ancient monasteries, and centuries-old palaces, signs of the splendor that surrounded the noble families of the city. Visit the multicolored shops of the Via San Cesareo and admire the 14th-century Cloister of San Francesco before you return to your hotel. Read More close
Life in ancient Rome is brought to light by the ruins of Herculaneum. The town was once one of the most prosperous in the Empire, and was home to fine houses and used marble much more lavishly than other towns in the area. Also, since it's located much closer to the volcano, the town suffered an impact from hotter ash, which has preserved wooden objects such as beds and furniture.
This excursion gives you an incredibly close-up view of a town frozen in time. As you wander among the ruins, your guide gives you an insight into what life was like before the eruption and details of the event that caused the city's untimely end. Read More close
Whether or not you're green-fingered, you can't help but be impressed by the enchanting Mortella Gardens. Taking its name from the evergreen bush, myrtle, the gardens were founded in 1956 by English composer Sir William Walton and are now maintained by his widow Susana. Extending to over 4 acres (16,000 sq m) the gardens offer stunning views over the island and include a glasshouse that holds the world's largest waterlily, Victoria amazonica.
The rest of your day is spent exploring the beautiful island. Take in the stunning views of the rugged coastline and soak up the sun as you wander around its quaint streets and squares before hopping back on the hydrofoil for your scenic journey across the Bay of Naples to Sorrento. Read More close
A tour bus takes you from your hotel to the hilly countryside around Paestum, where you can visit a local mozzarella farm and learn how the iconic cheese is made. See the complete process of forming the mozzarella, and don't miss the chance to taste some amid the peaceful groves.
Next, it's time for a visit to the archaeological site of Paestum itself. This city has stood for more than 2,500 years, a romantic ruin in the midst of a solemn wilderness. Here, you can see incredibly well-preserved Greek ruins, architecture, and monuments, including a largely intact temple to the goddess Hera that dates to the 5th century BC.
At the National Museum of Paestum, you can admire ancient dioramas painted on limestone slabs recovered from the Tomb of the Diver, a magnificent example of Greek painting, before the ride back to your hotel brings your tour to an end. Read More close
Journey from Naples and head to the now infamous town of Pompeii, nestled in the giant shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Go back in time to see what Roman life would have been like 2,000 years ago, as you stroll around the incredibly well-preserved ruins. Listen as your expert guide regales you with stories of the people that lived in Pompeii and the truth behind their demise.
Then your adventure continues to Mount Vesuvius. Dominating the Bay of Naples, this is the only still-active volcano on the mainland of Europe. It still poses a threat to the people and the surrounding area. Take an opportunity to trek to the top of the volcano and peer into its enormous crater. Read More close
Journey from Naples and head to the now infamous town of Pompeii, snuggled in the sweeping shadow of giant Mount Vesuvius. Go back in time to see what Roman life would have been like 2,000 years ago, as you stroll around the incredibly well-preserved ruins. Listen as your expert guide tells you stories of the people that lived in Pompeii and the shocking truth of their demise.
Your adventure continues as you make your way to Mount Vesuvius. Dominating the Bay of Naples, this is the only still-active volcano on the mainland of Europe. It still poses a threat to the people of Naples and the surrounding area. Take the opportunity to trek to the top of the volcano and peer into its enormous crater. Read More close
Located only 8 miles (13 km) from Naples, Pozzuoli was the first major port in the Roman Empire and remains the main city of the Phlegrean Peninsula, known for its impressive landscapes and volcanic activity.
Follow your guide into the Flavio Amphitheater, the 3rd largest in Italy (after the Colosseum and Capuan Arena), who gives vivid descriptions of the thrilling Roman spectacles that once took place here.
Your next stop is Rione Terra, the historical center of Pozzuoli, which rises dramatically above the sea and features archaeological ruins from the former ancient city. Your tour ends at the harbor and the Puteoli Macellum, the ancient Roman food market. Read More close
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- Amalfi, Ravello, Minori, and Maiori
Select this option for hotels located in Sorrento.
- Sorrento, Piano di Sorrento, S. Agnello, Massa Lubrense, Vico Equense, Castellammare di Stabia
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Meet your driver at the Naples airport and begin your journey toward Pompeii. The beautiful Southern-Italian countryside flashes past your window as you make your way to the monumental archaeological site. Walk the remains of the ruins—preserved relatively intact thanks to being encased in lava from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Spend 2 hours exploring everything you want to see—popular stops include the Baths, the Forum, and the high-class villas of the wealthy Romans.
After your exploration has concluded, hop back on your air-conditioned vehicle and continue to the Almafi Coast. Once you arrive, get dropped off at your hotel. Read More close