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!
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.
How To Get Around
Amalfi and Atrani are next to each other and are easily explored by foot.
What To Do
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!
If you have time, check out the Duomo di Amalfi, Duomo di Sant’Andrea and the Museum of Handmade Paper.
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.
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!
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.