Costiera Amalfitana – the jewel in the Tyrrhenian Sea

Amalfi coast is possibly one of the hottest destinations at the moment. All the tiny towns, only several kilometres away from each other, impress people with their colourful cityscapes, scenic landscapes, tiny houses built on top of each other and miles of rocky coastline. To visit different towns in Amalfi Coast one can choose between taking a Sita bus or voyaging on the Tyrrhenian Sea. I advise to try both, because the scenery one gets from the mainland is completely different to the views from the sea.

During this trip I spent most of my time in Amalfi town, which is smaller, quieter and less busy than its famous neighbours. One can easily walk from one end to the other in about 20 minutes and also there are very few historical buildings. However, Amalfi welcomes one with amazing tiny restaurants, limoncello shops, wineries and astonishes with the stunning cathedral and the Walks of the Gods. This walk, also known as Sentiero degli dei, by far the best-known walk on the Amalfi Coast, follows the high ridge linking Praiano to Positano. Toss off your stilettos and I bet you will find it hard to find a more pretty scenery than on this 12km walk with the added advantage of burning all those calories from the delicious pizzas and limoncello shots.

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I also recommend spending (at least) one day in Positano. This stunning town is possibly the most popular town with fashion and travel bloggers. And it doesn’t take long to figure out why.

Positano is the coast’s most picturesque and photogenic town, with vertiginous houses tumbling town to the sea in a cascade of peach, pink and terracotta colours. Shopping and eating wise this place welcomes one with all these limoncello shops, wine bars and pizzerias, similar to Amalfi town, but the vibe and the energy in Positano is something else. Also, the colours that the flowers add to the cityscape, the ceramics made by local artisans, a fish in a restaurant, that is so fresh it’s still rattling around – all these and many other things makes this town a ‘must visit’ destination. As one already has his trainers ready from the Walk of the Gods, make sure to keep them close, because there are several stunning walks to take in Positano as well. The easiest and with the most accessible is the road that leads one from Spiaggia Grande to its more laid-back neighbour beach called Spiaggia di Fornillo. This last one is also home to many summer bars so on arrival it makes sense to reward one self with a nice gelato.

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