Sorrento/ Amalfi Coast recommendations

staying in Sorrento in June and would love some recommendations of things to see, do and eat while we are there!
Using Sorrento as a base to see some other areas of Amalfi so open to a certain amount of travel out of the area :slight_smile:

Thanks in advance,


The best way to travel the Amalfi Coast is via water taxi (the buses unfortunately are not reliable).

Places worth visiting are

Amalfi: the cathedral of Amalfi is a must-see!

Capri: the only way to reach Capri is by ferry. The island is beautiful to visit as is the Blue Grotto. It tends to get a bit crowded.

Ravello - the bus to Ravello leaves from Amalfi, it tends to get crowded. Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone are beautiful and worth visiting.

Conca dei Marini: Grotta dello Smeraldo (accessible with the water taxi) and il Fiordo di Furore - the best place to eat in Conca dei Marini is Tonnarella (a haunt of Kennedys).

Marina di Praia: for a really good meal go to Da Armandino.

Vietri sul Mare: is a beautiful town where they produce hand-made ceramics.

Positano- Positano tends to be a bit crowded. The beaches are beautiful. Visit Il Profumo di Positano for authentic soap produced in the area.

You might want to include day trips to Pompeii and Herculaneum - archaeological sites.

I attached some links which will help you with your planning. Enjoy!


I asked ChatGPT as I’m also going in July:

Day 1: Arrival in Naples

  • Arrive in Naples, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast, and check into your hotel.

  • Spend the afternoon exploring the historic center of Naples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit landmarks such as the Naples Cathedral, the Royal Palace of Naples, and the Castel Nuovo.

  • Enjoy dinner at a local pizzeria to savor authentic Neapolitan pizza, considered one of the best in Italy.

Day 2: Pompeii and Sorrento

  • Take a day trip to the ancient city of Pompeii, buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Explore the remarkably preserved ruins, including the Forum, the Amphitheater, and the Villa of the Mysteries.

  • Afterward, continue to the charming coastal town of Sorrento, known for its stunning views over the Bay of Naples and its delicious limoncello.

  • Wander through the narrow streets of Sorrento’s historic center, lined with colorful buildings and artisanal shops.

  • Relax with dinner at a seaside restaurant, enjoying fresh seafood dishes and panoramic views of the Mediterranean.

Day 3: Positano

  • Travel along the scenic Amalfi Coast road to the picturesque town of Positano, famous for its pastel-colored houses cascading down the cliffs.

  • Spend the day exploring Positano’s narrow streets, boutique shops, and beautiful beaches. Don’t miss the iconic Church of Santa Maria Assunta with its stunning dome covered in majolica tiles.

  • Relax on the beach or take a boat tour along the coast to admire the rugged cliffs and hidden coves.

  • Enjoy dinner at a cliffside restaurant overlooking the sea, savoring the fresh flavors of Mediterranean cuisine.

Day 4: Amalfi and Ravello

  • Visit the historic town of Amalfi, once a powerful maritime republic. Explore the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Andrew and wander through the charming streets lined with shops selling handmade ceramics and limoncello.

  • Take a scenic drive or hike up to the hilltop town of Ravello, known for its stunning views and elegant gardens. Visit the Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone to admire their exquisite architecture and lush vegetation.

  • Enjoy a leisurely lunch in Ravello, sampling local specialties such as fresh seafood and pasta dishes.

  • Return to Naples in the evening and dine at a traditional trattoria to experience more of the region’s culinary delights.

Day 5: Capri

  • Take a ferry from Naples to the island of Capri, renowned for its natural beauty and glamorous atmosphere.

  • Explore the charming town of Capri, with its designer boutiques, elegant cafes, and panoramic viewpoints.

  • Visit the enchanting Blue Grotto, a sea cave illuminated by a unique blue light, or take a chairlift ride to the summit of Mount Solaro for breathtaking views.

  • Relax with lunch at a waterfront restaurant, indulging in fresh seafood and Italian delicacies.

  • Spend the afternoon swimming, sunbathing, or exploring more of the island’s hidden coves and coastal trails.

  • Return to Naples in the evening and enjoy a farewell dinner at a rooftop restaurant, overlooking the city lights and the bay.

Day 6: Departure

  • Depending on your flight schedule, take some time to explore Naples further or relax at your hotel before departing for the airport.

  • Depart from Naples with memories of a wonderful journey along the stunning Amalfi Coast.

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Hi Sarah,

There are some nice suggestions in this thread from last year:

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Thank you all!!