Published: 11 September 2013 by: Holidays For Couples

A trip to the Amalfi Coast will dazzle couples with its breathtaking views.

Three days on the Amalfi Coast will have you and yours hooked on this gorgeous place for life. Awarded a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997, the coast was deemed an extraordinary archetype of Mediterranean landscape.

Rife with remarkable cultural characteristics set against the backdrop of stunning seascapes and outstanding architecture, a drive down the Amalfi Coast provides breathtaking views.

Besides just wandering around awestruck, hand-in-hand, there should be a few things on your itinerary:

Great eats

While you're cruising along the coast, keep a lookout for the fabulous little seafood restaurants scattered everywhere. Find a place where you can dive into some incredible seafood antipasti while you watch the sunset with a glass of Campanian wine. Make sure you try scialatielli ai frutti di mare (thick, hand-made spaghetti with seafood) and cassuola (octopus stew).

Don't skip dessert: Try a decadent chocolate cake with ricotta, and cake or panna cotta topped with lemon marmalade.

Try: Locanda Costa Diva Restaurant

Sight-seeing

A 9th-century cathedral, Duomo di Sant'Andrea has been renovated over the years but retains its impressive qualities, starting with the 62 steps that lead to its mosaic facade. Admire the Byzantine arches and columns, 12th-century bell tower and painted ceilings as you marvel at this ancient wonder.

Valle dei Mulini, or Valley of the Mills, was Amalfi's center for papermaking. It now features a museum, ruins and spectacular views. A visit to the Grotta dello Smeraldo, a sea cave famous for its brilliant emerald water, also makes a great afternoon activity - and you take a boat ride there!

You might want to explore the Vallone di Furore, an imposing gorge with dramatic rock walls and abandoned fisherman's houses.

Accommodation

Hotels, villas, palazzos: there's a wide range of accommodation to choose from on the Amalfi Coast, in prices that range from moderately inexpensive to quite pricey. Evaluate your budget and decide whether you want absolute luxury. Either way, most couples opt to stay at least one night in Praiano or Positano, two stunning and splendidly situated coastal villages.

 

 You might also enjoy reading our article, Positano Honeymoon by Marco Pillini

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