Amalfi, a small town once a naval power with famous Duomo dedicated to St Andrew and nearby Ravello perched on a rock some five miles from the coast are both favorite romantic bases to explore the area from.
Here is the list of the best sites to explore with most interesting Amalfi/Ravello day trips options below.
Pompeii, the most famous ancient city preserved. Visiting it is like taking a time machine back to times of Julius Cesar and Augustus. It gives you a perfect picture of how life must have been two thousand years ago.
Oplontis Villa di Poppea: this small, undervisited site, once a seaside residence of a wealthy Roman family, has some of the most beautiful frescoed walls preserved to our day.
Herculaneum: burried under volcanic mud, which preserved organic aspects of ancient city such as wooden doors or clothing is a perfect add on to your Pompeii visit Vesuvius, the dormant Vulcano dominating the Bay of Naples, safe and easy to climb to the top.
Naples, the most stunning of all Italian cities, with infinite cultural sites, fantastic people watching and location to envy for with blue waters of Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius looming over the city.
Positano, a resort village with breathtaking location and a nice beach.
Capri, an island with stunning views, glamorous hotels and chic boutiques, reached by boat from Amalfi pier.
Pompeii and Amalfi Coast from Amalfi or Ravello
Unmissible Pompeii Excavations, Oplontis Frescoes with best of Amalfi Coast and Positano in a Day Excursion