If you booked your Isle Blue villa in the Amalfi Coast area, you are bound to experience some true delights during your stay. The light in the morning and the evening is certainly something you will long remember. The food is something that you may yearn to enjoy in the weeks and months after you return home. The scenery is equally stunning and visually touching with its unprecedented beauty, the various destinations are so numerous that it can begin to feel overwhelming.
To help visitors take in at least one truly satisfying day of sightseeing, we offer some suggestions that require you to do your touring on foot. While driving allows you to cover a lot of territory in a single day, walking some towns or villages of the Amalfi Coast forces you to experience the sounds, tastes, scents, and scenery at a much better level.
If you have not booked a car, get in touch with your Isle Blue concierge who can help you make arrangements to enjoy one or more days visiting some of the sights outlined below.
Sitting like a gem above the Mediterranean, this tiny little town is always on everyone’s “must see” list. The views from almost anywhere are fantastic, the music in town is always impressive, but even more so during the summer months and the town’s concert season. Another summer splendor in Ravello is the lovely, iconic, and surprisingly little known Villa Cimbrone. Like something out of a vision, it was created in the 11th century and is now a hotel. The gardens are your destination, and you will marvel at them, daydream about them, and probably return to them as many times as possible.
You may have opted for a villa because you wanted to enjoy the lovely weather and a bit of swimming in your private pool. After all, those in the know soon discover that the Amalfi coast has a reputation for great beaches, but that those same beaches are often tiny and packed with locals and travelers. However, we know of the Spiagga di Laurito. This is a truly untapped resource hidden just two miles outside of Positano. It is a tiny and rocky beach, just like all the rest, but in a protected cove and a beach that seems to have failed detection by the hordes of travelers and locals. It is also home to the fantastic Da Adolfo restaurant. Spend the morning strolling Positano’s waterfront, then hop on the shuttle boat from to Spigga di Laurito and be ready to be astonished.
Praised as the less crowded, more convenient, and remarkably more interesting option over Sorrento, it is an authentic town as well. No touristy shops, only good cafes and premium limoncello! Stroll the surprisingly well preserved old town area, marvel at the massive beach far below, and then take the long hike up to the amazing Arechi Castle. Built in the 700s (8th century), it has some of the most stunning views of the sea and the surrounding region imaginable. It houses a museum, and if you are lucky you might catch one of the summertime concerts held on the grounds.
Sentiero degli Dei
The name translates to the Trail of the Gods, and it lives up to the name. It is a full day of gentle hiking and you’ll want the time to explore the caves, the views, and the vineyards you pass!
As you can see, your time in Amalfi can be spent in leisure hours at your luxury villa, but you can get out and find some treasures if you are willing to do a bit of walking. If you need some help booking your tour or journey, contact your Isle Blue concierge for support.