Boat Cruises to Amalfi from Sorrento
Boat Cruise Tour to Amalfi
Our final stop off on our boat tour for the day from Sorrento was the town of Amalfi, which used to be the biggest of all the towns along the Amalfi Coast, hence the naming. We had the opportunity to get off the boat and explore Amalfi for a few hours, where we could grab something to eat and have a dip in the sea for one final time. The town itself was lovely, there were so many hidden nooks and walkways that led down tiny backstreets, it's no surprise that everyone has a scooter in Italy to zip down the narrow streets.
What to do in Amalfi
Only a matter of steps from entering the harbour of Amalfi, you'll instantly be in the centre square of the town. Here you'll be greeted by the grand steps of Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo. It's well worth paying the entrance fee to go inside, for a cost less than five euros. The architecture is beautiful and will offer some shade to cool off from the outside heat.
The Chiostro del Paradiso is a small cloister within the Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostle, with a lovely small landscaped garden in the centre. A perfect spot for some peace and quiet for reflection.
Back in the centre of the square you'll find the Fontana sant'Andrea, a small but impressive water fountain for you to make your wishes and splash some cooling water on yourself whilst you take in the surroundings of the square.
The Municipal Museum of Amalfi (Museo Civico) is small but very informative, and worth a quick visit if you're doing a stop off boat tour in Amalfi. It offers great historical insights into the reasons for the rise of the maritime republic of Amalfi.
Amalfi, like other coastal towns in the area, of course also offers small tourist shopping spots. Hidden down alleyways and at the sides of streets and the town square, grab yourself a bargain to remember your visit.