As the official starting point of The Amalfi Coast, this city is the busiest of them all. Because of this you’ll find plenty of English speaking people and accessibility for the traveler looking for an introduction to Italian travel. You can take day trips to Pompeii or other cities on the coast, though Sorrento has plenty to see and do.
Sant’Agata + Nerano
Head here if your looking for a quiet historical tour that is lead also by your taste buds. They have options ranging from cheap to chic with regional delicacies like the Sant’Anna tomato and the Monti Lattari cheese. Make sure to try a plate of the ultra classic Nerano’s spaghetti with zucchini pesto to really try it all.
Known for pastel-colored homes scattered down the hillside, this seaside village has incredible views that will captivate your heart. Be prepared to get a true workout in walking up and down the steps in this “vertical town”. Positano is the most luxurious city of the bunch, and has the bonus os sandy beaches unlike many of the other beaches along the coast that have pebbles.
Praiano + Conca dei Marini
Get the beach vacation you dream of with the small-town atmosphere of these two towns. These would be the best towns for anyone heading out on their honeymoon as so much of the area is romantic and beautiful. There are also a ton of caves to explore nearby, so absolutely take advantage of the location.
Amalfi + Atrani
Amalfi is the largest town on the coast, and one of the most popular places to stay. You’ll find all the luxurious amenities and beauty without the same prices of Positano. It’s the half way point because Sorrento and Salerno, so a great versatile spot to be. This makes it a great base for day trips to Capri as well. If Capri is on your list to visit I’d stay here. A little over a mile down the road from Amalfi is Atrani. It’s the smallest of the towns on the coast and gives you an intimate feel. Staying in either spot gives you the same access to beaches, art, architecture and history.
Tucked into the cliffs, this city has all the views though none of the beaches. It’s a romantic option away from the crowds. I find that this town has a much slower speed, so it’s perfect for someone wanting to take in the seaside while perching from the Villa Cimbrone gardens.
Vietra Sul Mare
Technically the last small town on The Amalfi Coast but most definitely a must for me to stop by and enjoy. This small town is known for their exquisite ceramics known as majolica. You’ll avoid many tourists in this town and enjoy a relaxing quiet seaside experience. It’s a great town to pass through for a few hours!