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6 Must See Places When You Are Touring Amalfi Coast

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6 Must See Places When You Are Touring Amalfi Coast

If you are touring Italy a visit to the Amalfi Coast would surely top your bucket list. The 48-km mountainous coast sitting between Naples and Salerno is one of the most picturesque places in the world. From gorgeous towns hugging the mountains to the sublime beaches and mesmerizing scenery, there is plenty of treat for your eyes. Most tourists take day drip from Naples via the water as these private shore excursions offer you a breathtaking view of the places, the culture and its people. If you are planning for a day trip to Amafali Coast here the six must-see places. 

 

  • Grotta dello Smeraldo – Your day trip from Naples would surely remain incomplete without visiting this marine cave. The name translates to Emerald Cave and is partly inundated by the sea creating a magical spectacle with the seawater creating an emerald hue in the underwater fissure. Visit this cave when the sunlight shines through the water as it creates a magical image of the cave being lit from inside. 
  • Positano – Visit this picturesque town located along the southern arm of the Amalfi Coast and you’d immediately recall your childhood of painting landscape with pastel colour. This town with its idyllic houses painted in pastel shades is best viewed from the sea. These colourful houses along the steep hillside are a picture-perfect attraction. The 13th-century Santa Maria Assunta Church in the middle of the town should be on your list. 
  • Amalfi – A visit to the town the coast derives its name from would surely take you back in time. Like Positano, this town too has its share of the multi-coloured house and here you would get a taste of the local people and their culture. If you are planning to buy souvenirs this is where you must explore the markets and the several stores selling them. 
  • Valle delle Ferriere – Turn your attention away from the people and the settlements and head into the protected Ferriere Valley and hike along with the pristine forests. There are several waterfalls along the way and the Vallone delle Ferriere is surely the crowning jewel here. 
  • Sentiero degli Dei – If you are strong enough to follow a challenging trial this one for you. Also known as the Footpath of the Gods this ancient mule path winding along the coast does offer you the most fascinating views of the coast and the towns below. You will definitely keep your camera busy as there is something to capture at every step. 
  • Villa Rufolo – There are dozens of century-old villas all along this coast and Villa Rufolo is one that has grabbed everybody’s attention. This started as a farm in the 13th century and has grown under successive generations of the heir and boats of having almost 300 rooms. The 30-meter stone watchtower is surely the biggest attraction here. 

 

There is plenty more that Amalfi Coast has to offer to buy you can’t surely do without visiting these six places. Get in touch with a private tours company that conducts day trips from Naples and you can customize the tour based on the places you want to visit and also the kind of memories you want to take back from the trip. 

Summary – In this write-up, we take a look at the six must-see places on Amalfi Coast for anyone planning a day trip from Naples.

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