The Amalfi Coast is one of the most coveted destinations in the world. With its winding cliff side roads, villages sculpted into the mountainside, award-winning hotels and spa’s and cerulean waters, it has been attracting celebrities and common folk for decades. Out of the many things that make the Amalfi Coast so popular, the stunning views are by far my favorite. Here are the top 6 places where you can snap the best pics, be in awe of natures beauty, and devise a plan to never come home.
Conca dei Marini
Lesser known Conca, is on route to the town of Amalfi. There are breathtaking views of the gulf at each hairpin turn. Venture down the 200 or so steep, winding cobblestone steps to visit the quaint fishing village of Conca dei Marini.
Villa Rufolo, Ravello
I can’t stress enough how worth it, this historic little village is. Located up the mountain from the town of Amalfi, the views from Ravello’s Villa Rufolo do not disappoint, in reality, they actually take your break away. For a nominal fee, you get access to the main grounds of Villa Rufolo, and the gardens, where you can bask in this view.
Villa Cimbrone, Ravello
A beautiful, and moderately easy 20 minute walk past the main part of Ravello will have you at the gates of Villa Cimbrone. Once a former residence to Italian and European nobility, Villa Cimbrone is now a luxury hotel. For this view, head to Terrazza dell’Infinito (Terrace of Infinity).
Positano from above
Positano is gorgeous regardless of where you see her from, and probably the most famous town on the Amalfi Coast. We took the bus there and where dropped off across the street from this view. We sat on a bench, ate gelato, barely said a word to each other and just took time to appreciate our surroundings.
Positano from the water
To truly experience the beauty of the Amalfi Coast, you have to take to the sea! There’s a pier right off the main beach in Positano with public (and private!) ferries that run up and down the Amalfi Coast to some of the bigger towns.
Ah, Capri. If you think Positano is opulent, Capri is it’s more glamorous cousin. Capri is an island, so you will have to take a ferry there regardless of where you’re coming from. There are a number of different hiking and walking paths available to you, this view can be seen by taking the Tragara route, and then shimmying your way off the path through the forest.
Coming soon: A full guide to the Amalfi Coast.