Italy has long been thought of as one of the most romantic destinations in the world. In fact, the word “romance” original means from Rome. I had the chance to explore the undeniably romantic area of the Amalfi Coast with my SO.
The beauty of this area is evident from the moment you arrive, as you twist and turn along the winding rows. the area is comprised of several Italian villages that sit on top of high cliffs. Below the cliffs, the deep blue sea, which makes for a dramatic backdrop. The villages that line the coast are filled with pastel hued buildings that climb the top of the mountain. It looks almost as if it is painted in place.
There are so many romantic activities to do with your partner when visiting the Amalfi Coast. From relaxing beaches, world class dining, and traditional trattorias, the Amalfi Coast screams romance.
Where to stay?
Each town along the Amalfi Coast offers its own unique lifestyle. If romance is what you are looking for, then book your stay in Praiano. Located halfway between Amalfi and Positano, Praiano is a much quieter and laid back little sister. It is known for its incredible views, extending from the Bay of Positano to the Island of Capri. Here, you will experience sunsets that will literally take your breathe away. You can enjoy the sights from the best beaches in all of the Amalfi Coast.
What to do?
Take a day trip to magical Capri
Capri is a must visit for any trip with your loved one. The island is famed for its rugged landscape, shopping, and of course limoncello. We took a ride with Blue Star Positano over to the island, making stops at the White, Green, and infamous Blue Grotto. It was incredible to see the colour of the grotto as the sunlight passes through the cave. Once at the Island, grab a gelato, make your own unique perfume, and stop to smell the flowers at some of the beautiful gardens.
Relax on the beach
There is no better way to unwind with your loved one then enjoying some R&R on the beach. We fell in love with two beaches in the area. The first is the more popular beach Marina Grade of Positano. The views above this beach are just as beautiful as the views of the water. It is backed by the colourful houses that line the cliffs. For a more secluded spot, head to Beach of Gavitella in Praiano. It is quite the descend to this small beach, but the rewards are worth it.
Take a hike
If you and your partner love the great outdoors like I do, then you need to try one of the romantic hikes in the Amalfi Coast. The Sentieri degli Dei (Pathway of the Gods). The hike got its name because of the spectacular views. Just be prepared for plenty of steps along the way.
Italy is definitely known for its incredible food and on a romantic getaway, why not treat yourself to the best of the best. Located in the heart of Praiano is Michelin Star restaurant Zass. The restaurant is located with a stunning view of the water. The food is a combination of classic Italian and contemporary dishes.
Stroll through the gardens at Villa Cimbrone.
Villa Cimbrone is located in Ravello and is one of the most romantic spots in all of the Amalfi Coast. The garden dates back to the 11th century and is home to some stunning flowers and views of the water. At the end of the garden is a spectacular Terrace of Infinity. It is lined by a series of marble busts that on a clear day sparkle against the blue skies.
Enjoy the views from the lighthouse
One of the most relaxing spots in the Amalfi Coast is along the harbour. At the end of the pier is a little lighthouse with a panoramic view across the harbour to Amalfi. It makes for a romantic spot to gaze at the stars at night.
Enjoy what Italy is known for, Pizza
Naples is just a short hour drive from the Amalfi Coast and is the birthplace of pizza. It is no wonder that Italy makes some delicious homemade pizza dishes. We made a stop at Il Capitano. This family owned restaurant has some incredible fresh crusts with some stunning views of Positano.
From the unique landscapes, beautiful colours, and world class beaches, The Amalfi Coast makes for the perfect romantic getaway.