5 mistakes to avoid for a perfect holiday on the Amalfi Coast
Visiting the Amalfi Coast is a dream vacation, but in order to fully enjoy it, there are a few mistakes you should avoid. Let’s find out!
Do you want a perfect Amalfi Coast vacation? Avoid these mistakes
1) Visiting only the most famous towns
Amalfi and Positano are amazing, but the other smaller towns along the coast have plenty of charm as well. These hidden gems contain architecturally unique churches, beautiful beaches, and picturesque alleyways that will make your stay even more special! For example, in Ravello, you can visit the enchanting gardens of Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone with their incredible terrace overlooking the sea. Atrani and Cetara are small towns that are still authentic, and where you can find unparalleled restaurants. The Fjord of Furore is a place you absolutely must visit, with its high suspension bridge. In Conca dei Marini is the splendid Emerald Grotto, a sea cave where the water has supernatural reflections. And then there are Minori, Maiori, Praiano, Scala, Tramonti, and Vietri sul Mare. If you want to discover them all, we have written an article on the towns of the Amalfi Coast.
2) Getting around by car
The roads along the Amalfi Coast are narrow and often crowded, and parking is not easy. So, it’s better to rent a scooter or take public transportation like buses, boats or ferries. This will not only save you time and energy but also make your vacation a truly unforgettable experience. Indeed, exploring the Amalfi Coast by scooter is a great way to see all the sights with maximum convenience and flexibility. With a scooter, you can easily drive the winding roads of the coast, taking in breathtaking views from every corner. You’ll be able to make quick stops along your journey when something catches your eye, without having to worry about traffic or parking. Plus, you’ll have more freedom and independence than if you were relying on public transportation or car rentals.
3) Considering only the highest season
In July and August, the Amalfi Coast is a splendor: the sun illuminates the lovely towns, the sea is perfect for swimming, and everything looks like a postcard. However, streets and beaches are crowded with tourists. If you want to fully enjoy Amalfi, Positano, or the other towns, we suggest you consider other months. May, June, or September can be equally beautiful but with fewer crowds. The weather is still hot and sunny but there are fewer crowds, so you can take your time to focus on exploring the local culture and cuisine.
4) Being on a diet
The Amalfi Coast is not the place to stay on a diet; there are too many excellent dishes and products to try! The local cuisine is steeped in tradition and bursting with flavor – there’s something to please every palate.
The traditional spaghetti con le vongole (spaghetti with clams) is a must-try, as are the delicious fried zucchini blossoms. Other popular dishes include frittura di paranza (fried fish), and parmigiana di melanzane (eggplant parmesan). And pizza, of course! Desserts are also a highlight: the sfogliatella (ricotta cheese-filled shell-shaped pastry) is particularly renowned, Delizia al Limone (lemon-flavored cake) is a classic, pasticciotto (sweet pastry filled with custard cream) is a delicious option, and the local gelato is definitely worth a try. And don’t forget to wash it all down with a glass of limoncello!
5) Booking last minute
The Amalfi Coast is an extremely popular destination, so it’s best to book your accommodation early. The best houses and villas go quickly – especially during high season – so if you don’t want to miss out on the perfect place, book in advance.
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