The famous Amalfi coast is known for its 50-kilometer (31 miles) stretch of coastline filled with colorful villages, vineyards, lemon groves, and turquoise seas. We took the public Sita bus from Circumvesuviana train station in Sorrento to Almafi town. The line for the bus was fairly long. They will fill up the bus and bring in another bus, we ended up on the third bus. You want to sit on the right side of the bus to have a full view of the Tyrrhenian Sea during the ride.
Normally when I get into a car/bus/train, I tend to fall asleep no matter what time of the day it is. This was one of the best 1 hour and 40 minutes bus ride I have been on where I couldn’t stop looking outside. We passed by stands selling local goods, cliffside colorful villages, beautiful beaches, lush mountains, and that blue-green sea.
Our first stop in Amalfi Town was lunch at L’Abside. We ordered the Margherita pizza and lasagna. The spectacular lasagna is apparently a recipe from the owner’s grandma. We also enjoyed the freshly baked pizza. We checked out some of the shops that were selling limoncello, ceramic plates, and other souvenirs. As we headed back towards the bus, we saw the Amalfi Cathedral. It’s a medieval Roman Catholic cathedral that has distinctive stripes on its arches.
It’s a one-hour bus ride from Amalfi town to Positano. The bus drops you off at the top of the village where you have a bird’s eye view of all the colorful houses on the cliff and all the beach umbrellas and chairs below. Positano looks like the picture but 100x prettier in person. As we walked down towards the beach, we passed through a lot of shops and restaurants.
We took advantage of the warm weather and decided to change into our swimwear. There are bathrooms right by the beach if you need to change. There are certain part on the beach that requires you to pay for their chair and umbrella but there are plenty of space that you can soak in the sun and view for free. It got so hot that we both went into the water to cool down. We have been to a lot of beaches but not many with a view like the one in Positano. Before heading back to Sorrento, we grabbed a lemon slush. We couldn’t leave the Amalfi coast without having some fresh lemon.
Amalfi Coast was an amazing one day trip for us. If we had more time, we would check out the other towns but Positano was our favorite.
What Have I Learned: Amalfi Coast has a total of 13 towns/villages that includes Amalfi, Atrani, Cetara, Conca de’ Marini, Furore, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, Scala, Tramonti, and Vietri sul Mare. If you’re traveling from Sorrento to these towns, check if any of the bus can take you there. There is space at the bottom of the bus for your luggages if you’re planning to stay in one of these towns.
Cost: 12 Euros (14.25 USD) – Roundtrip bus ride from Sorrento to Amalfi town
When did you go to Amalfi Coast? October 2019