Essential Guide to the 13 Amalfi Coast Towns (+Amalfi Coast Map)

The Amalfi Coast is somewhere I will never get sick of. I’ve traveled it 4 times and would call myself an expert on the stunning coastal paradise. In this guide, I’ll take you through all 13 of the Amalfi Coast towns. I’ve even provided an amazing Amalfi Coast Map with so many things to do in the main towns I suggest visiting! So be sure to read to the end and use this handy map to plan your Amalfi Coast itinerary!

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How many Amalfi Coast towns are there?

There are 13 Amalfi Coast towns. These towns collectively make up the picturesque Amalfi Coast and are as follows:

Positano, Praiano, Furore, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi, Atrani, Ravello, Scala, Minori, Tramonti, Maiori, Cetara, and Vietri sul Mare

Amalfi Coast Map (Google Maps Link)

What towns are not a part of the Amalfi Coast?

Sorrento, Capri, Ischia, and Procida are not a part of the Amalfi Coast but are often times thought to be. Instead, they are located on the Sorrentine Peninsula and Bay of Naples. They are so nearby, that it’s worth visiting these places too!

Which Amalfi Coast towns are a must-visit?

The Amalfi Coast is huge so you’ll need a good week to explore it. If you’re short on time, I’d recommend making sure Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello are on your Amalfi Coast itinerary. These are my favorite Amalfi Coast towns and the most popular to visit. If you prefer to escape the crowds, also add Praiano, Atrani, and Vietri sul Mare to your list. You can cover more ground if you take an Amalfi Coast Boat tour and it’s also one of the best things to do on the Amalfi Coast. During the boat tour, we sailed past some main towns including the stunning gate at Furore,

Best Amalfi Coast Tours
Private Amalfi Coast Sunset Cruise
Amalfi Lemon Tour in the Historical Garden
Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Tour from Sorrento
From Sorrento: Path of the Gods Hike
From Positano: Full-Day Boat Trip to Capri

Amalfi Coast Towns

1. Positano

Positano, although the busiest of the Amalfi Coast towns, is one of my favorites. This town always brings a smile to my face. I’m obsessed with the beautiful colorful cliffside buildings stacked on top of each other.

Some can have a hit-or-miss experience here. Since Positano is so crowded in summer if you just come for the day you may have a different impression of the place. I would recommend visiting overnight in one of these hotels in Positano. Alternatively, visit during shoulder season and I promise you’ll be just as in love with this place as I am.

During your visit, you can wander through the narrow cobblestone streets lined with boutiques, artisan shops, and charming cafes. There are so many amazing restaurants in Positano and don’t miss trying lemon granita in an actual lemon from Hotel Covo dei Saraceni.

Explore the iconic Church of Santa Maria Assunta, shop at the many boutiques, and relax at one of the beaches like Spiaggia Grande or Fornillo Beach. You can also take a scenic hike along the Path of the Gods if you’re feeling energetic. As you can see, there are many things to do in Positano.

2. Praiano

Praiano is located really near to Positano. It’s only accessible by bus as the ferries don’t stop here so be sure to plan accordingly. It’s slightly cheaper than Positano in case you’re traveling to Italy on a budget. This coastal town is known for its laid-back atmosphere and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea.

While here, stroll through the winding streets, visit the beautiful Church of San Gennaro, and relax on the secluded beaches of La Gavitella and Marina di Praia.

Don’t miss the chance to witness spectacular sunsets from the picturesque cliffs overlooking the sea. The best place to do that is Voce ‘e Notte Grill & Sunset Bar. You’ll see views of Positano without the crowds here.

3. Furore

Furore is a picturesque village tucked away in a dramatic fjord-like gorge. The major attraction here is the iconic “Furore Fiordo,” a deep gorge flanked by colorful houses and vineyards. It’s a bit hard to get to so I opted to take a private boat tour and see it from the boat. If you go by land, you’ll be able to explore the hidden beach accessible only by steep staircases.

4. Conca dei Marini

Conca dei Marini is another charming Amalfi Coast town. You can visit the famous Grotta dello Smeraldo, a sea cave known for its emerald-green waters and mesmerizing rock formations. Other activities here include a a visit to the main village where you can admire the colorful houses cascading down the cliffs. There’s also a historic church, the Church of San Pancrazio.

5. Amalfi

As the namesake of the Amalfi Coast, Amalfi is one of the most popular towns on the Amalfi Coast. Many people wonder ‘What is the difference between Amalfi and Amalfi Coast?’ Well, Amalfi is just one of 13 towns on the Amalfi Coast!

Amalfi is most known for its shopping and delicious restaurants. There’s also a really nice beach to relax at all day. Don’t miss the chance to climb the steep staircase next to the cathedral where you can see panoramic views of the town.

6. Atrani

Often referred to as the “hidden gem” of the Amalfi Coast, Atrani is a charming seaside village characterized by its narrow alleys, colorful houses, and authentic feel. The main things to do in Atrani include visiting the quaint town center, strolling along the picturesque beachfront promenade, and admiring the medieval architecture of the Church of San Salvatore de’ Birecto.

7. Ravello

Perched high above the Amalfi Coast, Ravello is a breathtaking hilltop town where you can witness some of the most beautiful views. One of the best things to do is to visit the picturesque gardens of Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone. Here is where you can find stunning vistas of the coastline and the azure waters below.

Wander through the charming cobblestone streets, lined with medieval churches, artisan shops, and inviting cafes. Don’t miss the chance to sample local specialties, such as sfusato lemons and limoncello liqueur,

Have dinner at Da Mimí or Giuliana’s View for some incredible pizza.

8. Scala

Scala is the oldest town on the Amalfi Coast of Italy and the town is virtually unknown to tourists.

There is not much to do in the town itself but it is a great place to stay at an affordable rate! I stayed in the hotel pictured above for only €100 a night! It was absolutely stunning with the balcony overlooking views of Ravello. Ravello is a short 30 minutes walk away and you can easily catch the bus to Amalfi from Scala. From there, you can access the Amalfi Coast easily by ferry.

Scala’s main square, Piazza Municipio, is a great spot to relax and soak in the atmosphere. While here, don’t miss the limoncello spritz at Da Pietro. It’s delicious and be careful as you won’t notice how strong it actually is!

9. Minori

Located between Amalfi and Maiori, is Minori, one of the lesser explored towns along the Amalfi Coast. Here you can stroll along the picturesque promenade, explore ancient Roman ruins, and admire the colorful architecture of the town center. Don’t miss the chance to try Minori’s famous pastry, the “sfogliatella,” at one of the local bakeries.

10. Tramonti

Tucked away in the Lattari Mountains, Tramonti is a hidden gem known for its peaceful atmosphere and breathtaking scenery. You’ll definitely escape the crowds here. Hike along scenic trails and sample local wines at family-run vineyards.

11. Maiori

Maiori has one of the longest beaches on the Amalfi Coast. Skip the busy towns like Positano and relax on the sandy shores with crystal-clear waters. While in Maiori, must-stops include the historic center, the medieval castle of San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, and of course, trying the fresh seafood at any of the waterfront restaurants.

12. Cetara

Known as the “town of anchovies,” Cetara is a charming fishing village renowned for its traditional fishing techniques and delicious seafood dishes. Some things to do here include exploring the quaint harbor, watching fishermen at work, and sampling local specialties like “colatura di alici,” a flavorful anchovy sauce. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Church of San Pietro, perched atop a rocky promontory overlooking the sea.

13. Vietri sul Mare

Last but certainly not least is Vietri sul Mare. Besides Positano, this one is one of my utmost favorites of the Amalfi Coast Towns. This hidden gem is known for its ceramics and the town is therefore full of so much creativity. You can visit the Ceramic Museum to learn about the town’s pottery tradition and admire the intricate tile work adorning the buildings and churches. You’ll also find an amazing sandy beach (Spiaggia della Crestarella) away from all the tourists!

For more things to do in Vietri sul Mare, check out my dedicated blog post.

Bonus Amalfi Coast Map with Things to Do

Here’s a handy Amalfi Coast map with hotels, restaurants, and things to do, all mapped for your ease!

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