8 Best Amalfi Coast Cliff Towns To Visit In Italy In 2023

8 Best Amalfi Coast Cliff Towns To Visit In Italy In 2023

The exquisite 30-mile stretch of coastline at the southern tip of the Sorrento Peninsula in Italy known as the Amalfi Coast is known for its breathtaking scenery, delicious cuisine, and lively fishing communities, each seemingly more charming than the last. Travelers can count on fascinating landscapes throughout the region, including towering cliffs, sheltered coves, vineyards, lemon trees and azure waters.

Without further ado, these are the best towns to visit in Italy

8. Amalfi

The charming town that bears the same name as the region is a popular first stop for many travelers and serves as a major transportation center, with boats passing through the harbor on a regular basis. 

7. Minori 

The wooden fishing boats floating in the harbor, terraced gardens and outdoor cafes attract travelers to this small, peaceful seaside village. Do not miss Villa Romana, a beautifully preserved archeological complex with paintings, mosaics and vases from the first century. There is also a beautiful hiking trail that connects Minori with Maiori.

6. Ravello

Ravello, one of the most charming towns on the Amalfi Coast, is a splendid and ever romantic place, perched high above the Tyrrhenian Sea. On the basis of its majesty poets, singers and artists have created masterpieces.

5. Vietri sul Mare

Many of the dishes and bowls that line the shelves of shops throughout the region are produced here. Aside from souvenirs, hand-painted tiles cover most of this quaint town, which also boasts the stunning late Renaissance-style Neapolitan Church of St John the Baptist and a tranquil beach for basking in the Mediterranean sun.

4. Praiano

Between the touristy towns of Amalfi and Positano lies the tranquil Praiano with its picturesque alleys, churches and restaurant terraces on rocky cliffs.

3. Atrani

This tiny fishing community with a population of less than 900 has a timeless charm. The best way to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of its many alleys, steep stairways, churches, squares, tiny cafes, and colorful cliffside cottages is to simply wander around. 

2. Conca dei Marini

Conca dei Marini is a historical fishing village that dates back to the Etruscans. The village is situated on a hill overlooking the sparkling lake below. Today it offers tourists a charming base for an excursion to the Amalfi Coast, where you can eat freshly caught seafood, lounge on the beach and cool off in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

1. Positano

Positano is the most famous and popular of all the coastal towns in the region, attracting throngs of tourists every summer. The attraction is enhanced by its charming café-lined streets, trendy boutiques selling handmade sandals, boutique hotels like Le Sirenuse, and lively beach clubs.