A Mini-Guide To Amalfi + Atrani

happy couple running towards amalfi coast

Most people don’t realize that Amalfi is an actual town on the Amalfi Coast! As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll see where it got its honour from. It feels like a central hub for transit and is a wonderful place to explore. There are beaches, shops, restaurants and of course – views to enjoy here.

If you missed it, read my post on the ultimate Amalfi Coast guide with more detailed information on how to plan your trip!

colourful buildings in amalfi town with mountainous background
sun beds with mountain in the background and colourful buildings

How To Get To Amalfi

If you’re already staying on the Amalfi Coast, take the SITA bus from Sorrento or Positano. This is the bus schedule here. You can also take the ferry from these two towns, but it’ll cost you more. Click here for the ferry schedule.

If coming from Naples, you can take the Circumvesuviana Train from Naples to Sorrento (1 hour, €5), then transfer to a SITA bus in Sorrento. There are also direct high speed train or bus options.

From Rome, take a train or direct bus from Roma Termini Station to Sorrento, then transfer to a SITA bus in Sorrento.

colourful buildings amalfi town

How To Get Around

Amalfi and Atrani are next to each other and are easily explored by foot.

What To Do

Amalfi

Amalfi is a charming town with narrow alleyways, gorgeous beaches and colourful buildings. Furthermore, it’s easily walkable and you’ll find lots of local shops, restaurants and gelato shops to keep you busy!

green and blue umbrellas on the beach
outdoor pizza restaurant in amalfi town

If you have time, check out the Duomo di Amalfi, Duomo di Sant’Andrea and the Museum of Handmade Paper.

girl in white dress standing in front of buildings in amalfi
colourful buildings in amalfi town
colourful buildings amalfi town

Atrani

Atrani is a municipality in Amalfi that is Italy’s smallest, only covering 0.12 km2 of surface area. It’s population is less than 1,000! I’d definitely say Atrani is Amalfi’s gem, since its often overlooked by neighbouring Positano.

atrani town in amalfi

How To Get There + What To See

Walk! From the main Amalfi bus stop, we walked to Atrani within 10 minutes. Plus, the walk overlooks the most incredible views. When you turn the corner, you’ll see white buildings perched upon a cliff with jaw-dropping mountains. This is definitely one of the most romantic places I’ve ever visited! This is where we got these shots below. Just be careful with traffic!

girl in floral dress standing in front of buildings and moutains

Atrani Beach

Atrani Beach is picture perfect! It’s quieter than other than beaches in Positano and is only a 10-minute walk from Amalfi. We came for sunset, but come earlier if you need a relaxing, beach day! A sun lounger + umbrella will cost 20 euros.

atrani beach amalfi coast during sunset

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