You'll have no problem finding holiday adventure in Amalfi, as it's one of the most scenic and exciting destinations in all of Italy. Sometimes, it's simply not satisfying to spend your entire trip visiting all the top spots in the region. 

    You may instead wish to explore more obscure locations for a truly unique Amalfi experience that displays the culture and local offerings like nowhere else can. Add these great places only locals know in Amalfi to plan your unique and one-of-a-kind trip.

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    Fornillo Beach

    Enjoy soft sand and gentle waves

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    • Adventure

    Fornillo Beach is one of the best destinations for those looking for a romantic and relaxing experience in Amalfi. You won't find crowds here like you would at touristy areas such as Marina Grande. 

    The beach is mostly quiet, as it's most often populated by locals rather than travellers. Even so, you can still enjoy the warm sun, soft sand, and gentle waves by yourself, with your family, or with your partner. 

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    Conca Del Marini

    Experience an old town charm in Amalfi

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    • History
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    Conca Dei Marini is a small village along the Amalfi Coast that offers virtually endless things to do. You'll find lemon orchards producing a pleasant scent for the entire area, along with vibrant flowers creating a colourful environment for everyone to enjoy. 

    By the water, you can relax on the beach, take a boat out, and go scuba diving. There are historical sites in the area as well, such as Chiesa San Pancrazio Martire and Santa Rosa Convent (now a hotel and spa).

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    Cantine Marisa Cuomo

    A winery overlooking the Furore Sea

    Cantine Marisa Cuomo, or Marisa Cuomo Winery, sits at the top of cliffs rising over the Furore Sea along the Amalfi Coast. They grow their own grapes and use them to craft incredible wines, thanks to age-old secrets that they carefully guard. 

    Of course, modern-day technology lets them implement these recipes more efficiently than ever before. You can go for a tour and see the process yourself. Enjoy a tasting of vinification excellence while looking out towards the scenic surroundings.

    Location: Via Giambattista Lama, 16/18, 84010 San Michele SA, Italy

    Open: Monday–Thursday and Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm, Friday from 9 am to 2 pm, Sunday from 9.30 am to 2 pm

    Phone: +39 089 830348

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    Monastero Santa Rosa

    A former monastery turned hotel and spa

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    • Luxury

    Monastero Santa Rosa is a former 17th-century monastery that's been restored into an exclusive resort in Conca dei Marini. This intimate place lets you enjoy 4 levels of vibrant gardens with lush landscaping and no shortage of lounge chairs. 

    There's a luxury spa offering a variety of relaxation opportunities, including massages, a hydro pool, and steam rooms. Monastero Santa Rosa also has several secret gardens if you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of Amalfi.

    Location: Via Roma, 2, 84010 Conca dei Marini SA, Italy

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    Da Adolfo Trattoria

    Sample classic Italian dishes on the beach

    If you're looking for an intimate restaurant with simple classic Italian food, Da Adolfo Trattoria is an intimate restaurant specialising in simple classic Italian cuisine. Located in Positano, it's right on the beach, so you can experience scenic views of the ocean while enjoying dishes that show off the best that the Amalfi coast has to offer. 

    Fresh seafood is Da Adolfo Trattoria's speciality, with must-tries like mussels and spaghetti totani e zucchine. Best of all, the restaurant is so isolated you have to take a small boat to the beach of Laurito to reach it. 

    Location: Via Laurito, 40, 84017 Positano SA, Italy

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +39 089 875022

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    Praiano

    Relax in this sleepy small town

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    • History
    • Photo

    Sleepy charm and local flavour are in excess in the small town of Praiano on the Amalfi Coast. It isn't frequented very often by travellers on holiday, so you rarely have to worry about crowds in the area. 

    Despite this, you'll find a few exciting things to do, including walking through the outdoor pathways by the seaside, where you'll find painted tiles and a crumbling church dedicated to San Gennaro. Praiano's many local restaurants offer exquisite seafood and authentic Italian dishes.

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    Ravello

    A UNESCO-listed town along the Amalfi Coast

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    Ravello is an incredible resort town that's rich in interesting history. In fact, it's a UNESCO World Heritage site along the Amalfi Coast. The Ravello Cathedral is around 1,000 years old, while its museum showcases a wide selection of centuries-old art. 

    Of course, no trip to Ravello would be complete without visiting Villa Rufolo. This architectural masterpiece dates back to the late 13th century, with distinctive Norman and Moorish influences in its design.

    Location: 84011 Amalfi, Province of Salerno, Italy

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    Atrani

    Spend the day exploring this quiet fishing village

    • Families
    • History
    • Photo

    Atrani is a relatively undiscovered spot when it comes to tourist destinations on the Amalfi Coast. You won't find many tourists on holiday in this village, so you'll be able to immerse yourself in positively Italian culture. 

    Atrani is hardly flashy or overly modernised, with mostly tiers of multicoloured houses populating this small section of coastal land. You'll also find a more modest Italian experience which focuses on the simplicity of the region. Think pristine beaches, scenic views, and of course, great wine.

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    Collegiata di Santa Maria Maddalena

    A Rococo church dating back to the 13th century

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    • Photo

    Collegiata di Santa Maria Maddalena is an impressive and massive architectural achievement that dates back to the late 13th century. Built on the ruins of a medieval fortress, it's the only example of the Rococo architectural style on the Amalfi Coast. 

    The church was frequently modified over the centuries since 1274, with the addition of a 16th-century bell tower as well as paintings and statues during the 18th and 19th centuries. 

    Location: Largo Maddalena, Via Nicolangelo Protopisani, 84010 Atrani SA, Italy

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    Lake Avernus

    Unwind at one of Amalfi's most scenic spots

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    • Photo

    Despite being considered the gate to the underworld by ancient Romans, Lake Avernus (Lago D'Averno) is actually one of the most scenic and serene spots along the Amalfi Coast. You’ll find yourself mesmerised by the crater lake's tranquil waters and surrounding greenery.

    The area even has a handful of Roman ruins you can explore, so you can combine nature and history with a leisurely stroll. Almost all who visit Lake Avernus are locals, so you never really have to worry about large crowds.

    Location: 80078 Pozzuoli, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

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