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12 Photos that will make you want to pack your bags and head to Italy’s Amalfi Coast now!

The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline along the southwest edge of Italy’s Campania region. To say it’s a popular destination is an understatement, with over 5 million tourists visiting each year. The 55-kilometer coastal road between the port city of Salerno and clifftop Sorrento winds past grand villas, terraced vineyards and cliffside lemon groves. The drive itself, although terrifying, is almost as breathtaking as each of the charming towns. With sheer cliffs and a rugged shoreline dotted with almost 100 small beaches and 13 pastel-colored villages, the Amalfi Coast is a place that must be seen to believed. Photos of the Amalfi Coast tantalize you, but nothing can really prepare you for how beautiful this place really is.  In the meantime, here is my best attempt at capturing just a fraction of it’s beauty.

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Colourful Positano in on Italy’s Amalfi Coast.

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Stunning views of Italy’s Amalfi Coast.

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Overlooking the ocean from Sorrento.

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Stunning terraced hillside town of Ravello.

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Exploring the streets of Ravello, Italy.

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Positano, the jewel of Italy’s Amalfi Coast.

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Scenes of the Coast from the road above.

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Views from a terrace.

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Perfect Positano.

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Italy’s Amalfi Coast.

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Views from Vietri sul Mare.

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A perfect moment in Positano.

Did you know? The Amalfi Coast (or the Costiera Amalfitana) was designated a cultural World Heritage Site in 1997 because it’s quintessentially Mediterranean landscape blends centuries of artistic and architectural accomplishments with one of nature’s perfect panoramas.

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37 Comments

    1. wellcaffeinatedtraveller

      Can I come back with you? 😉

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  1. Flashback to my memories of this area from about 10 years ago. I loved Sorrento and that drive around the Amalfi Coast…wow, scary and exhilarating all at the sam time. We went to a beach club somewhat like the one you have pictured except in Via Reggio. Thanks for the memories.

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    1. wellcaffeinatedtraveller

      Anytime Melody! I aim to please!

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  2. Gorgeous photos indeed. Now to find a cheap ticket…

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    1. wellcaffeinatedtraveller

      Keep your eyes open. I hear there are some really great deals to Europe out there right now!

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  3. These images are gorgeous! Although I’m not making a stop along the Amalfi Coast, your post is making me excited for my upcoming trip to Italy!! 🙂

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    1. wellcaffeinatedtraveller

      Oh too bad! Which parts of Italy will you be visiting? Don’t worry, I haven’t found a part of Italy I didn’t like yet!

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  4. mark and kate

    Beautiful destination! I hope to get some free ticket and go to each one of them hehe.

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  5. Wonderful pictures. I would love to visit the Amalfi and also Cinque Terre which is also on my list. My gf went to Positano last year and loved it.

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    1. wellcaffeinatedtraveller

      Positano stole my heart. And yes, Cinque Terre is also amazingly beautiful! I hope you get to visit soon!

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  6. Oh my! The Amalfi coast is definitely on my bucket list! There’s something about the med that draws you in, such a relaxed, colourful and cultural destination.

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  7. Oh wow! Absolutely stunning photos. This place looks like paradise. Great job capturing it.

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  8. adamdoolittle

    Absolutely stunning. What wonderful captures you have here. This place certainly looks like paradise!

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  9. Ahhhhh Italia, that country will never fail to be beautiful in all its areas 😍

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  10. Really loved your post. The shots were incredible. Makes me want to hop on a plane and head there now.

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  11. I’m packing my bags right now! But really, such a great post. Your pictures are stunning. I especially love the street photography.

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  12. I’ve spent some time on the Amalif Coast – it’s so stunning and quaint. If those pictures don’t make you want to go that yummy Italian food sure will!

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  13. Bonita

    You are absolutely right! Amalfi should be anyone’s next tourist destination. The photos are stunning as well! another item in the bucketlist.

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  14. travelscoutadventure

    I’m hoping to find a good deal out there so I can visit! The terrace views look FANTASTIC!

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  15. The Amalfi Coast (and Italy in general) is just so charming. Made it to Capri last summer, but not Positano….yet. Beautiful photos!

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    1. wellcaffeinatedtraveller

      Capri is still on my list!

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  16. Stunning photos! We were there 2 years ago and I’m itching to make another trip back to the Amalfi Coast. My favorite spot there was probably Ravello – just breathtaking!

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  17. Gorgeous photos! I went last November, and unfortunately it was a rainy day, but it was still really beautiful!

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  18. Gorgeous photos! I love all of the hillsides and terraces. It’s no wonder the Amalfi Coast is so popular.

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  19. Gorgeous photos, Lynne! I love the one from Ravello, with the bakery sign – these cobbled streets and street sellers kind of remind me of Sicily (I spent a week there last summer and absolutely loved it). The Amalfi Coast is definitely on my bucket list, I’ve heard so many great things about this area and seen so many gorgeous photos, I really need to go!

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  20. travelsewhere

    Gorgeous photos of the Amalfi Coast! It’s somewhere I’d love to visit, particularly to see Positano. I hear nearby Ischia is also amazing. Pinned for future reference. #FlyAwayFriday

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  21. Such a beautiful place and has been on my to go list since I was a kid! your pictures are gorgeous! #flyawayfriday

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  22. jphowze

    Stop! this looks tooooo gorgeous. You’re killing me!

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  23. You’ve captured the area beautifully. High on my must-see list. Thanks for linking up. #TPThursday

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  24. I feel like I’ve been seeing a lot of Amalfi coast lately and I love it! It’s the most photogenic place ever! Love all the pictures! Thanks for joining Fly Away Friday, hope to see you again this weekend! xo

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  25. The Amalfi is just stunning, isn’t it? We went two summers ago and it was just even more beautiful in person!! Love your photos too!!

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  26. The Amalfi coast appears spectacular and comes alive in the pictures. On both our trips to Italy, we have missed out the Amalfi coast. Hope to travel here and experience the lovely landscapes next time around.

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  27. Italy never seizes to amaze me… what a beauty!

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  28. Loved this part of Italy! Nice post 🙂

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  29. Yep it is truly a magical place. We were there July 2014 but I long to go back one day 🙂

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