Destination Guide: Amalfi Coast, A Mini-Guide

It's been over six years since my jaunt to Amalfi and I'd be lying if I told you I didn't miss it fiercely. It is without doubt one of the most beautiful places I've been to and I have a tendency to revisit it, if only vicariously through the pictures I clicked. 

Amalfi Coast

Here is a mini-guide I pulled together for you all since I don't have any more long vacations planned for myself this year. 

Where To Go:

Choose a base from one of the many coastal towns on the 43 mile long Amalfi stretch depending on your taste.  Positano, Ravello, Sorrento and Amalfi are a few towns to consider. While Positano is centrally located the crowds can be somewhat overwhelming, Ravello is a tranquil town perched on the ridge above Amalfi but slightly out of the way, Sorrento is conveniently located if you are pairing your trip with Naples and Amalfi is a romantic town conveniently located for excursions to Capri and the Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto).

Where To Stay:

Le Sirenuse in Positano, Palazzo Avino in Ravello, Grand Hotel Covento Di Amalfi in Amalfi. 

What To Eat:

Grilled Mozzarella on lemon leaves, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Roman style (thin crust) Pizze Bianche, traditional and non-tranditional flavoured Gelatos and all the Seafood you can possibly eat.

What To Drink:

Limoncello, Meloncillo, Prosecco, Rossini (Prosecco with freshly blended strawberries), Aperol Spritz and multiple shots of Espresso throughout the day. 

Must See:

Valley of the Mills in Sorrento, Villa Cimbrone in Ravello and Positano's pastel covered hills. 

Must Do:

Attend an evening concert at Villa Ruffolo in Ravello, walk among the fragrant lemon groves of Minori, visit some of the ancient archaeological sites on the coastline or just sip on Prosecco and stare at the water.