Amalfi Coast in Photos


Positano - a charming stop for lunch along the Amalfi Coast

There’s more to Italy than Rome and Tuscany.  Have you seen the Amalfi Coast?  It will leave you breathless! This collection of photos is from my recent trip back to the Amalfi coast after 4 years of being away.  I’ve also included some of my older original photos too in order to get an idea of what summer looks like there.

amalfi pottery

Typical pottery sold along the seaside town of the Amalfi coast


The cliffs of Sorrento, one of the main towns along the coast


The ancient streets of Pompeii - an easy stop along the Circumvesuviana Train

positano hills

The hill town of Positano

italian cooking

Cook up some dishes at Mami Camilla's cooking school near Sorrento

beach cabanas

Beach cabanas in Sorrento - a popular beach in the summer

pompeii people

The villagers (plaster cast) of Pompeii caught in the eruption

sorrento coastline

The Sorrento coastline is a boating paradise

door cross

Old door in Positano

amalfi coast

Get out of Rome and visit the Amalfi Coast!


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Your Comments

76 Comments so far

  1. Always wanted to see the Amalfi Coast – will be my #1 destination if I ever return to Italy.

  2. As always, your pictures are absolutely stunning! My favorite place along the Amalfi Coast is Sorrento – it’s charm and beauty is unrivaled.

  3. Laura says:

    I stayed in Sorrento, but I never saw that place in your picture. Beautiful! I also took the bus along the coast to other towns but I was there in March so there were practically no tourists or much open. However, in Positano all of the shopkeepers were out painting their exteriors, getting ready for tourist season. It was fun to see!

  4. Jerry says:

    Just came back from a week in Positano at Rifugio degli Dei guesthouse. What an unforgettable experience! We drove every inch of the coast – twice! We even learned to make limoncello! Your pictures are wonderful – like a window back to our memories.

    • Sherry says:

      I’m so jealous that you got to drive that coast line yourself! Next time I’m def. treating myself to a car rental. I can only imagine the pics I could have taken if I could have stopped the bus and got out at a few points! Glad you enjoyed your trip and hopefully you took home some limoncello!

      • Nikos says:

        I’ve been to Sorrento twice and I think that the best way to really enjoy the coastline and the light, slip through the heavy traffic during the summer months and mostly have multiple easy stops is by a… Vespa, the classic Italian scooter!

        Next time I will drive and you can shoot unlimited shots while we enjoy the breeze. We can also have multiple stops wherever you want to. :-)

  5. Dean says:

    I loved the Amalfi Coast. Only got to spend 3 days there based in Sorrento and loved Positano. Absolutely beautiful and I definitely want to get back there to explore more of the towns. Great photos.

  6. Pete says:

    It was definitely one of our favorite spots for obvious reasons.

    The photo of the simmering ragu looks amazing!!

  7. Margyle says:

    I really wanted to get the the Amalfi Coast when we were there, and Pompeii, but it was just too far on a cramped schedule. Looks amazing though! I would recommend checking out Ostia Antica, which is only like 30 minutes by local train outside of Rome and virtually deserted, particularly compared to Rome and other super touristy spots. It’s an ancient port town that you can climb all over and get some truly breathtaking shots! Same goes for the Cinque Terre in place of Amalfi – they look very similar and have that great feel to them.

  8. Rose says:

    Absolutely beautiful photos and beautiful places!! I went to the Amalfi Coast last year around March, stayed in Sorrento and hiked the Path of Gods trail near Positano. Your stunning photos have taken me back to the wonderful memories!! Thank you!!

  9. Emm says:

    Gosh, it is so beautiful there and your excellent photos really do it justice!

  10. Mr.Loto says:

    In Minori I ate the best pizza of my life … :-)

    P.S. I found you stumbling

  11. Rose says:

    The hike was along the ridges of Almalfi Coast, it was amazing, you will love it. We had a guide (Maurizio De Rosa from though you might not need a guide. He was very knowledgeable and he lives in the one of the villages near the path. He spoke several languages and knew every flora fauna and the topography of every part of Almalfi Coast. We learned about his life living in the small village here and he was also inquisitive about life outside his world. We enjoyed his company as well as the gorgeous hike.

  12. Jasmina says:

    Beautiful photos… I would love to go there… really amazing

  13. Absolutely stunning. I highly recommend the Island of Carpi. Pricey to stay but also makes for a great easy day trip from Naples’ port.

    I’ve recently added Ravello to my list….right next to Positano!!

  14. Dianna says:

    Your photos are wonderful. I love all of Italy, but the Amalfi Coast is a favorite. For those thinking about driving, it is much easier, and less heart-in-your-throat since the tour buses can only travel south-bound now and take the autostrada back. Don’t miss it!

    • Luisa says:

      Annika-I sometimes I wonedr if I am crazy with this love I have for Italy. I spend some part of every day dreaming about when I will be back there. I understand all too well what you are feeling. I have no real plans (or money) to go right now and I wonedr how I can make that change.

  15. Mark H says:

    I loved Pompeii on my visit but I do wish that I’d visited the Amalfi coast. Looks a special place from your fine photos.

  16. Sayantika Chakraborty says:

    Awesome pics! I wish to visit here soon :)GOOD WORK! 😀

  17. You captured some wonderful photos of the Amalfi Coast and a really nice mix of things to do while there – cooking, history and just drooling over the stunning views. It’s one of my favorite destinations in Italy!

    The whole coast is fabulous, but Ravello is a real gem. And don’t forget the Limoncello 😉

  18. limoo says:

    Thanks for this collection .. I love to visit Italy one day.

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  20. Megan Jones says:

    These photos really make me want to go to the Amalfi coast! I particularly enjoyed the photo of the cliffs of Sorrento. Cliffs are some of my favorite geological feature and I love when nature starts to take back civilization like that. I feel like I could take dozens of photos of just that ruin!

  21. C. A. says:

    You have captured the Amalfi Coast to perfection. We spent our honeymoon in Ravello and have wonderful memories of the whole area.

  22. Ali says:

    So gorgeous! I love Italy but I haven’t been to the Amalfi coast yet. You’re making me want to go NOW!

  23. So beautiful – the Amalfi Coast is where I want to go next, fingers crossed!

  24. These are gorgeous photos. You really capture the essence of the place. How horrible the cast of the villager from Pompei. And that pottery would really be difficult for me to resist …

  25. Alisa says:

    The Amalfi Coast is quite magnificent, and your pictures do it justice! Quite beautiful. I love Positano, the food (favorite food I ever had in Italy), the scenery, the sea, the colorful houses growing up the mountainsides! It’s magnificent, and a definite must go to!

    If you have not gone, GO! I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s even more beautiful than Big Sur. Only the coast around Cape Town is more beautiful than the Amalfi Coast in my travel experience. Aside from two stretches of coast in Africa, it is the most beautiful coast I have ever seen. Magnificent, and a total must do!

    When there, I would recommend La Tagliata restaurant! FRESH food, and almost too much good food for you to eat, and not even expensive! All food is grown on the terraces belonging to the family who own the restaurant, and everything is as fresh as can be and delicious! At the same time, you get a view of ‘Sentiero Degli Dei’, ‘the Walk of The Gods’ which is probably the single most amazing view of the glorious coast. It’s wonderful to enjoy that while having your meal!

  26. Ann says:

    Thanks a lot for encouraging people to visit our coast… don’t forget Naples, too!

  27. Positano looks gorgeous ! I am totally jealous right now… And not just of the food pictures :)


  28. Maria says:

    Love the photos and feel free to promote yourself on my website :-)

  29. Kenny says:

    I haven’t had the pleasure to visit places because of low income, but if I would have some money one day, I would love to go visit this beautiful place. Maybe, in another life time.

    Beautiful buildings and scenery.

  30. Beautiful…i’m learning photography through u

  31. Sandra Gray says:

    Wow! Beautiful photography!! :)

  32. Wow, gorgeous pictures!!

    I would really love to see the Amalfi coast, it’s been on my “travel backburner” for a while.

    The cliffs remind me a little bit of Ronda in southern Spain.

  33. Michele Trabucco says:

    Amalfi coast is amuzing and I add Punta Campanella, from where you see both gulfs (Napoli and Sorrento) and wide sea

  34. Alexander says:

    Going to Rome this November!

  35. Alps says:

    I just found this on stumbleupon. Your photography is amazing. I love the pottery picture and the cliffs of Sorrento. Beautiful!

  36. Gorgeaous images and I love the handmade pottery.

  37. eleonora says:

    no please!! don’t visit Italia anymore! ;_; we are filled with americans tourist what think what this country is their dump garbage….is really horrible!!!

  38. Amazing pics, congrats!

  39. Amber says:

    Wow! Looking at your pictures makes me wanna visit Rome. I hope to visit there someday.

  40. Samira says:

    wow!! beautiful!!!

  41. Nancy says:

    These pictures are amazing. Since I have been to Italy, I can definitely vouch for you that all of these places are beautiful. I think that the Amalfi Coast and Positano might be my favorites though! :)
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  42. Ally says:

    What a beautiful place. I’m loving the third photo down!

  43. Theresa says:

    I want to visit so bad!
    Anybody need a travel partner?

  44. Great pictures. The thing I remember most about Sorrento were the lemons: The size of footballs! I found you stumbling.

    • Sherry says:

      Thanks for leaving a comment! Glad you stumbled onto me – hope you stick around – I’m on the road full time traveling – so lots more to come!

  45. Kimmie says:

    I so want to go to the Amalfi Coast and this only increases my interest to go even more!

  46. Anka says:

    hope to visit this place some day!!

  47. emy says:

    Love to see the cliffs of Sorrento i really awesome place to visit

  48. linda says:

    My favorite place in Italy, I’ve been there 4 times….

  49. Great Images. I often visit Italy (San Remo) but have not even heard of the Amalfi Coast. It looks as though I’m going to have to do a de-tour this summer :)

  50. roses1941 says:

    The pictures are spectacular and makes me want to visit The Amalfi Coast and purchase some of that beautiful pottery and have a taste of their life there.

  51. Lisa Perez says:

    Stunning! Amalfi is so picturesque and romantic, you can spend a whole week there and not tire of it!

  52. Stunning shots as per usual Sherry :) The shot looking up at Positano is my fav!

    Did you use a polarizing filter for some of them?

  53. Alex Cardo says:

    Wow! Which photo camera did you use? Your photos are amazing, especially “The Sorrento coastline”. I didn’t read all the comments, but I found in one of them that you didn’t use any filter.

    So can you tell me your ISO/Diafragma settings for this shoot?

    Thank You, Alex Cardo

  54. Nikki says:

    These are amazing photos! I have been to Positano and Pompeii. Such an amazing place.


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  56. Yana says:

    I’ve been to Italy a few times now and some how I always miss the Amalfi coast. MUST GO SOON!

  57. Brad Bernard says:

    Sherry, I am just absolutely in awe of your pictures and your ability to capture a story in an image and inspire an emotional reaction to your photography. What an amazing place this must be.

    • Sherry says:

      Thanks Brad for the kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again in Chicago…it’s going to be amazing! Happy to talk photography there too…

  58. s a very beautiful and definitely worth visiting

  59. Gorgeous! Absolutely stunning photos. We spent some time around the Amalfi Coast, the highlight being the trek along the Path of the Gods down to Positano. The views are just breathtaking.

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