It would be needless to talk about the Amalfi Coast (declared heritage of humaniy from Unesco); once you pronounce it you start dreaming, in order: Positano, Praiano, Furore, Conca dei Marini, Atrani,Ravello, Minori, Maiori, Erchie, Cetara and in the end Vietri.
Magic places, American billionaire and stars pay million euros for small houses or to stay for a night in one of the wonderful hotels.
Positano is maybe with Ravello, the pearl, get lost in its characteristic small streets full of very nice boutiques, spending a day on Fornillo beach (where there is an important feast in the end of summer), eating an “arancino” at Buca di Bacco, having dinner at Chez Black, going at Music on The Rocks, and closing the day eating a dessert at La Zagara bar is priceless. Also the big beach is very beautiful even if very crowded in August. There are many high level hotels such as San Pietro, Sirenuse, Palazzo Murat, La Buca di Bacco, all very expensive. Beware of touristic traps, to avoid them it would be better to go out of season (may- june or September.
Right after the vip Positano, there is the simple Praiano, really extraordinary for who wants relax and peace. To sleep we suggest Hotel Pellegrino, Casa Angelina while to eat there is a big choice (Tramonto D’Oro, Il Pirata, da Armandino e Alfonso a Mare). Wonderful the sunset at Bar del Sole so as a night at the historic Africana. For the beach we suggest absolutely the One Fire Beach, where you can also have dinner (very nice); to make it a pleasant day there is the beach crew, really kind and nice.
Wonderful Conca dei Marini where there is one of the most beautiful hotels, the Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa, really amazing and to visit for those who cannot afford the very high prices of the staying. Also the Saraceno Grand Hotel – unlike the Santa Rosa- has a very beautiful private beach. Priceless a lunch at Zefiro or a dinner at alla Tonnarella (not to be missed tubetti pasta with red squid). In order to have a high level seaside day we suggest to rent one of the typical gozzo boats.
Ravello is the other coast’s pearl, even if it’s not on the sea; it is in fact 300 mt over the sea level. Very famous and wonderful are the historical Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. In Ravello there is the incredible Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer from where you can hear to music (more classical) enjoying a unique view. Also the Dome is very beautiful. To sleep we suggest the Villa San Michele Hotel, one of the few with private beach in the coast. For further info see www.ravello.com.
Atrani is the smallest municipality of Italy and this makes understand that it is a small jewel; unfortunately it had a very violent recent flood (in 2010) that caused relevant damages making it impossible to access for a very long time.
Very beautiful is the Palazzo Ferraioli Hotel and interesting is also the beach but to avoid absolutely in the weekends and during August.
In Minori not to be missed a stop to Sal De Riso bakery.
Amazing an out of the season swim at Erchie’s beach where you can have a very good fish soup in one of the restaurants.
For nature’s and adventure’s lovers not to be miss the “Sentiero degli Dei” (the higher one goes from Santa Maria di Castello to Bomerano and the low one-less hard- goes from Bomerano to Nocelle).