The Amalfi Coast Map & Towns to Visit

Guide to the Amalfi Coast | World of Wanderlust
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With the world’s best pizza, colourful houses that charmingly line the cliffs and beautiful beaches to let the hours pass you by, the Amalfi coast is one of Italy’s most loved holiday destinations and it is hardly difficult to see why. For first time visitors to the Amalfi Coast, below you will find a complete guide to the towns and islands to visit during your stay to make this trip one of the most memorable of a lifetime!

Amalfi coast map Where to find the Best Pizza in Naples

1. Naples

What more is there to say about Naples other than it is the birthplace of pizza? Obviously there is a lot more that could be said, but really this is the most prevalent reason visitors flock to Naples – to sample all the many incredible pizza offerings. For a full guide to Naples pizzas (or at least, my fave picks), here is a list of where to get the best pizza in Naples.

How to spend a weekend in Sorrento

2. Sorrento

Sorrento is the first town travellers come to when visiting the Amalfi Coast and thus a popular place to base yourself, as the hotel offerings are plentiful and it is easy to reach the rest of the Amalfi Coast towns from Sorrento. This town is also a little more active than other parts of the Amalfi Coast as it is both a resort town as well as home to many locals, so it would be my preferred town for night ambience and restaurants, especially if you are visiting during the low season. See here for a weekend guide to Sorrento.

A Quick Guide to Capri | World of Wanderlust

3. Capri

Capri is the Amalfi Coast’s most popular island and for decades has been the favoured holiday destination of affluent travellers. The prices are sky high both for accommodation and restaurants, but the good news is you can still visit Capri during the day to avoid the price dampener – just pack a picnic lunch! For those who don’t have a budget, by all means, head for Capri! It doesn’t get much more glamorous than this. Read more: A Quick Guide to Capri.

Le Sirenuse Positano

4. Positano

Positano is for me the pick of the Amalfi Coast towns. Incredibly picturesque and impossibly charming at every turn, there really is no way you could come to Positano and not enjoy your time here. We visited during Spring when the flowers were all in full bloom, arguably making this the best time of year to visit before the summer crowds arrive. Read more: A Quick Guide to Positano.

Guide to the Amalfi Coast | World of Wanderlust

5. Amalfi

One final town that cannot go without mention is located just beyond Positano and named after the area itself (or vice versa); Amalfi. This is the final town on the mainland of Italy that is regarded as a must see when visiting the Amalfi Coast and while charming to the eye, it isn’t nearly as picturesque as nearby Positano (however both are great to visit). Amalfi is located approximately 40 minutes from Positano and most easily accessed by the SITA bus (which also connects the rest of the Amalfi Coast). Just be sure to buy your bus tickets in advance from local caffe bars or look out for the black and white “Tabacchi” sign out the front.

From Sorrento, I would also recommend taking a bus, vespa or car to visit nearby Ravello, located a short drive up the hill and offering sweeping views of the coast. This town was a hidden gem!

A Quick Guide to Capri | World of Wanderlust

Of all the Amalfi Coast has to offer, the only two locations we did not get a chance to visit during our time there were Ischia and Procida. I really wish we had more time to visit these two as well(but even if we had have spent a month there, it still would not have been enough!) But alas, the show must go on! Here’s a little break down of what to expect when visiting the two other islands on the Amalfi Coast: Ischia and Procida.

6. Ischia

Lying approximately 30 kilometres off the coast of Naples is Ischia, a volcanic island that boasts thermal spas, hot springs and volcanic mud. The island is sizeable enough to spend at least a few days here, though you can also visit by day ferry from Naples.

7. Procida

Said to be the best kept secret of the Amalfi Coast, Procida flies under the radar compared to its neighbour Ischia and further afield Capri. Colourful buildings line the bay and with little tourist visitation, the experience in Procida remains a much more authentic offering to those willing to go somewhere a little more off the beaten path.

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    May 20, 2016 at 6:09 am

    Amazing!j Would love to visit one day.

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    May 10, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Okay, I need to visit the Amalfi Coast now. Thanks a lot! Love this post!

    Megan Indoe
    May 10, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I missed out on the Amalfi Coast on my last stay in Italy- I am really looking forward in visiting all of these places! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos and loved the map!

    May 10, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I’m going to Amalfi in two weeks. So this guide is going to come in handy!

    We ended up booking in Amalfi instead of Positano and I’m really regretting it now. But oh well, nothing we can do about it now!

    May 7, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Looking beautiful, cannot wait to visit Italy again 🙂

    May 7, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Ah I haven’t been to Italy in YEARS! Always ready to go back! Lovely post xx

    May 7, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I recently got back from a trip to Capri..visited Positano and Sorrento as well. Loved them all!

    May 7, 2016 at 5:16 am

    capri is defo in the list..

    May 7, 2016 at 2:56 am

    Gorgeous! Italy is divine, it’s the type of place you could return time and again, isn’t it?! I’ll be sure to add a few of these spots next time.

    May 7, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Capri looks sooo amazing. Everywhere off the coast is a dream. You take such good pictures! Thanks for sharing these.


    May 6, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    I’m hoping to get out to the Amalfi coast this year. Your pics look so amazing. I’ve heard it’s hard to do on a budget but I’ll happily eat slices of pizza for the week!! Looks like a great trip! Cx

    • Brooke Saward
      May 7, 2016 at 9:42 am

      The pizza is so cheap and SO good – a great way to save a few dollars! 🙂 We rarely ate out for sit down meals, the street food was just so good! xx

    May 6, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Okay, I can’t wait for my upcoming trip! The pizza looks AMAZE!

    • Brooke Saward
      May 7, 2016 at 9:43 am

      The worst part is you land back at home and the food just doesn’t compare!!!! Haha.. have a GREAT trip 🙂 x

    conor rees
    May 6, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    That pizza looks amazing :0

    Nikita Raikwar
    May 6, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Loved this List Brooke!
    I can’t wait to visit Positano in 2017.

    • Brooke Saward
      May 7, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Aww lucky you! You will have such a fantastic time – Positano was definitely my favourite along with Sorrento! xx

    the adventurer
    May 6, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Adding to my bucket list! Thank you for sharing these tips for the area, always good to know how to get around before =o)

    Chris (Chew Your Chow)
    May 6, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    The Amalfi Coast is totally on my bucket list!
    Not sure if I can hit all the towns in one trip though haha.

    May 6, 2016 at 7:19 am

    I loved the pizza in Naples and our limoncello tasting in Sorrento, but was so bummed we didn’t make it to Positano. Next time!!

    May 6, 2016 at 7:06 am

    All locations look relaxing. Very nice pics