How to Spend 2 Days on the Amalfi Coast
By boat, by car, or on foot, there are many ways to explore the postcard-perfect villages of the Amalfi Coast. During a visit meet a local chef for a class on how to make limoncello and board a boat for a sunset cruise. Here are a few ways to spend 48 hours in the Amalfi Coast.
Day 1: Cliff-Top Villages and a Sunset Cruise
**Morning:**Get your bearings with a walking tour of the town of Amalfi, seeing its historic sites on your own or with a guide. Go in-depth as part of an Amalfi village guided tour, or choose an itinerary that includes neighboring towns, such as Atrani.
**Afternoon:**Discover the coastline with a guided drive to visit nearby villages, including Positano and Ravello. Use free time to explore the villages, shop in boutiques, and enjoy Italy’s café culture. Some popular driving tours take wine enthusiasts to a winery near Mt. Vesuvius for a guided tasting.
**Night:**Maximize the sunset hours with an early evening cruise. Board a boat and sail the coastline with a glass of prosecco in hand to watch the sun dip below the horizon. Captains and guides often share local culture and history during cruises, and some schedule stops for swimming in the Mediterranean Sea.
Day 2: Local History and Cuisine
**Morning:**Visit the archeological ruins at Pompeii, one of the region’s renowned historical attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Small-group and private tours offer on-site history lessons, while some also include transportation and stop at a winery near Mt. Vesuvius for a tasting.
**Afternoon:**Taste local flavors with an afternoon focused on the region’s famous fruit, the lemon. Lemon-themed tours offer the opportunities to see large groves of lemons, join a hands-on class to learn how limoncello is made and taste this popular liqueur, and even relax over a multi-course lunch.
**Night:**Get to know the Amalfi Coast after dark. The area’s historic villages seem designed for an evening stroll, with stops in wine bars, cafés, and restaurants along the way. Find out the top food and drink destinations by customizing a private tour with a local guide according to your interests.