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The Amalfi Coast combines sophisticated glamour with secret beaches, shady groves and sensational views. Italy’s coast with the most boasts coastal mountains that plunge into the sea, jet-setting islands and picturesque towns, ancient ruins and a breathtaking landscape.
Aside from its sheer beauty, the much-drooled-over Amalfi Coast is home to some superb restaurants and hotels. It is also one of Italy’s top regions for hiking, with well-marked trails providing a great way of getting away from the bustle on the coast.
Discover a whole new side to the region while enjoying these local experiences that highlight why your next trip should be to the Amalfi Coast.
1. Swim in the Mediterranean
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The greatest thrill to be experienced on the Amalfi Coast is swimming in the Mediterranean sea. Amalfi Coast boasts some of the best beaches, with the cleanest, clearest deep-blue waters you’ve ever seen. Some pools are surrounded by large boulders that allow you to lie in the warm sun or dive down into the sea below…if you dare.
2. Eat fish by the sea
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The best way to experience seafood is to eat it so fresh that it’s almost flapping. The Lido Ristorante Capo di Conca, in Conca dei Marini, is a peaceful place to enjoy a day, and your meals, by the sea. Like all of Italy the food is amazing, but when it comes to seafood it’s truly a culinary masterpiece. It’s straight from the sea to your plate and will set your taste buds abuzz.
3. Take a drive along the coast
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The real Amalfi thrill is the scenic drive. The road that snakes along the Amalfi Coast is a fantasy straight out of a movie. This stretch of Italian coastline is spectacular at best and it’s well worth the trip. The hairpin bends of this coastal road capture the essence of the gorgeous Amalfi Coast and are best enjoyed in a classic convertible car, so you can stare at the stunning views. As you notice how the Mediterranean, a sheer 500-foot drop below twinkles, you’re sure to hyperventilate and gain respect for the Italian engineers who built the road.
4. Walk the Path of the Gods
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No other name could better describe the amazing view offered from the Path of the Gods. This mountain trail winds up and down precipitous ridges from Agerola all the way to Positano. At every turn, you can admire striking panoramas and dramatic views down to the cobalt-blue Gulf of Salerno below. If the gods ever did walk the Earth, it is possible to imagine that they must have done so here.
5. Enjoy the sunset on Positano
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Admire the beautiful Amalfi Coast at sunset. The last glimpse of sun as the hillside town’s lights come alive is truly a great lasting memory. The terrace at Hotel Le Sirenuse in Positano offers what is generally agreed to be the most sublime view of Positano, especially while the sun is setting. Something about the way the water gleams and the glow of the setting sun behind the hill makes for a romantic evening or relaxing activity with friends and family. Enjoy fabulous views of the seaside villages, with a picture-perfect sunset as your backdrop.
The Amalfi Canvas Travel Bag is refined, handsome, and right for the moment, just as the region it’s named after. The Amalfi Canvas Sail Bag is essentially the hands-free equivalent of a super chic canvas and leather tote. It’s the quintessential bag for sun-filled trips to the Amalfi coast – from taking a drive along the coast to hiking the mountain trails.