The Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s premier tourist destinations, welcoming millions of visitors annually. A lot of those people think that the only way to see this incredible coast line and visit these beautiful fishing villages is to take an organised tour. But that it is just not the case! We’ve put together this Amalfi Coast Itinerary to help plan your own Do-It-Yourself Amalfi Coast Tour with tips on how to get there, how to travel between villages, where to stay (on any budget!) and where to eat to help you plan the perfect trip!
The Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana) is a stretch of coastline about an hour south of Naples in the Gulf of Salerno. The Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage site and it is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Italy with the coast hosting 5 million visitors annually. It is a popular vacation destination for Italians and foreigners alike. The only land route to the Amalfi Coast is the 40 kms long Strada Statale from Vietra sul Mare to Positano. The road is also known as the Road of 1000 bends. Visitors drive through lemon groves and little villages while enjoying the coastal view as they make their way into the heart of region on their trip to the Amalfi Coast. There are 13 small cities located on the Amalfi Coast. Many of these are centered around tourism and the main towns along the coast that most tourists visit are: Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello.