Situated on the “ankle” of the Italian boot, Amalfi has a mild climate. Orange trees line village streets. Breezy seaside footpaths around Ravello and Positano encourage a nice slow pace perfect for absorbing the atmosphere. Settle in for two mellow days on the glorious island of Capri—one of our favorite places in Italy. Make time for Pompeii, and unlike most visitors, you’ll see Amalfi in the best way—in the company of an Italian friend who knows the ins and outs of life on the edge of the sea. Here are our 8 musts you should experience while visiting the Amalfi Coast and Capri

#1 Pompeii

Head to legendary Pompeii, the most famous archaeological site in the world. Buried in volcanic ash in 79 AD, Pompeii is famous for its excavations that reveal a complete city, including streets, shops, buildings and many beautiful villas.

#2 Capri

Take a quick ferry ride from Naples to Capri, then wander to hidden lookouts unknown to tourists. From these lovely vantage points, take in the island’s gorgeous views.

Coastal View of Capri, Italy

#3 Anacapri/Marina Piccola

Anacapri, one of Capri’s picturesque villages, has a great historic center of town that is easy to explore on foot. Additionally, Marina Piccola, one of the most fashionable corners of the island gives you the opportunity to relax at a private beach club and swim in the crystalline waters.

Amalfi Coast plaza with columns

#4 Sorrento / Positano

Explore the charming historical center of Sorrento before arriving at your cliffside hotel in Positano, Le Agavi, which clings dramatically to the hillside, offering spectacular views of the coast.

Le Agavi hotel in Positano, Italy

#5 Ravello

Start your morning with a scenic journey along the coast to Ravello, perched high on a ridge above Amalfi offering spectacular views of the coast.

The coast of Amalfi, Italy

#6 Amalfi

Take a walk along a footpath that follows a beautiful valley inland, through an area luxuriant with vegetation, including rare ferns. The walk culminates in the town of Amalfi, where you can wander the little streets.

Trail along Amalfi Coast, Italy

#7 Praiano

Enjoy a scenic walk along the coast of Praiano to a charming monastery dating to the 14th century. Dramatically situated on a cliffside promontory, the monastery has beautiful frescoes that have been carefully restored by local artisans.

The coast of Amalfi.

#8 Cooking in Positano

Learn how to make your own pizzas in a real wood-fire oven while enjoying a barrel tasting of a local family’s wine, sampling the famous mozzarella cheese from Naples and the local fior di latte all while savoring jaw-dropping views overlooking the sea and Positano.

A group of people eating in Amalfi.

If you’d like to do all these activities, plus a little more, without the hassle of logistics—join a Classic Journeys walking and culture trip to the Amalfi Coast & Capri You’ll have the trip of a lifetime!