Is the town of Amalfi walkable?

Amalfi is one of the 13 towns that sit along the Amalfi Coast, with dramatic views of colourful buildings on jutting cliffs.

Amalfi sits on the high coastline above the Tyrrhenian Sea, therefore the town has some of the most beautiful views in all of Italy.

Amalfi has a lot of small streets and alleyways, allowing you to get lost in town. Amalfi also has a lot of stairs, so be prepared for a daily exercise of walking up and down flights and flights of stairs.

Amalfi is only a small town, so it’s easy to plan your holiday. Here are some of the highlights you can do and see during your visit.

Duomo di Amalfi

The Duomo of Amalfi is one of the most known buildings in the town. It was once two churches that were merged into one duomo.

Thousands of people visit the Duomo each year to see the interior frescos which were painted by Andrea D’Asta and Castellano in the 18th century.

There is a small fee to pay to enter the Duomo, but you’ll find it’s worth it to see the collection of artwork.

Museo della Carta

The Amalfi Paper Museum takes you back in time to how centuries-old machines were used to make paper. There are 30-minute guided tours that show you the ancient techniques of papermaking, and we would highly recommend them!

Go on a cruise

There are plenty of cruises you can go on along the Amalfi Coast. You’ll bump through the gorgeous blue Tyrrhenian Sea and have incredible views of the buildings up high on the cliffs.

Costiera Amalfitana

Near the Piazza Flavio Gioia there is an incredible viewpoint of Amalfi. From this viewpoint. you’ll see the gorgeous coastline with buildings and homes up on the green mountains.


Fontana sant’Andrea

Saint Andrew’s Fountain dates back to 1760 and is now located close to the Duomo of Amalfi. This fountain was carved by St. Andrew, the patron saint of the Amalfi.

Go snorkelling

Enjoy an unforgettable day and go snorkelling along the Amalfi Coast. Hire snorkelling equipment and jump in the warm water – you’ll be rewarded with the most magnificent shades of blue, not to mention the colourful marine life.

Chiostro del Paradiso

The Cloister of Paradise was a graveyard for noble families in Amalfi back in medieval times – while that might sound strange, the architecture of the graveyard is definitely worth a visit. The graveyard was built between 1266 to 1268 and was made by Filippo Augustariccio.

Amalfi is very easily walkable, as long as you are prepared for the many steps. But getting lost walking around a new town is the best way to find hidden gems.

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