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What to wear on the Amalfi Coast

What to wear on the Amalfi Coast

What to pack for your trip on the Amalfi Coast

Italy might well be famous one of the world's most fashion conscious countries but that doesn't mean you have to take 4 trolleys filled with evening dresses, high heels and jewelry when you go there on holiday. If you want to be elegant on the Amalfi Coast, all you'll need is a little cotton dress and a pair of flat sandals.

A special note for the ladies

The towns on the Amalfi Coast are characterized by steep little lanes and infinite flights of steps, meaning you'll want to avoid wearing high heeled shoes or long, tight skirts.

Don't forget to pack a warm jumper and walking boots, if you plan to go trekking in the mountains or along the area's panoramic coastal paths.
A k-way jacket might come in handy too.

Summer suitcase essentials

  • Bathing costume
  • A cardigan to slip over your shoulders in the evening
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun cream
  • Big, diva sunglasses
  • Something elegant
  • A pair of rubber sandals for when you clamber over the rocky beaches
  • A pair of comfortable shoes (for walking up and down all those steps)

Remember also that very short shorts are not approved of in a number of hotels and restaurants and that you will be refused entry to churches if your legs and arms are not covered.

In trendy discotheques such as Music on the Rocks or Afrikana, you'll need to look suitably stylish if you want to get past the bouncers.
Whilst on the Amalfi Coast, youll be able to purchase items of clothing such as Positanos pezze: thin and brightly colored garments made from linen and gauze which you could only possibly get away with wearing in Positano (or on a beach).

Absolute musts for the girls include a pair of flat Capri sandals with laces: like those Jacqueline Kennedy used to wear when holidaying on the Amalfi Coast .

To complete the Positano look: a pair of diva sunglasses and a loosely woven straw bag, complete with little bells.

Identikit of the typical tourist on the Amalfi Coast

  • Sandals (with socks)
  • Travel pouch
  • Sweatshirt with Italia written on it
  • Sport visor
  • Shorts
  • Photographer waistcoat

Recommended experiences and tours

Priore Capri Boats Transfers - Boat Transfer Capri - Ischia (o vice versa) Pick

Boat Transfer Capri - Ischia (o vice versa)

Transfer

Enjoy the beauty of the two most famous islands in the Bay of Naples and book our luxury speedboat transfer by Itama 40 between Capri and Ischia. No stress, just relaxing style and comfort!

By Priore Capri Boats Transfers

from € 850 € 900 -6%
Capri Boat Service Transfer  - Speedboat Transfer Capri <--> Amalfi in Style Pick

Speedboat Transfer Capri <--> Amalfi in Style

Transfer

From Amalfi, the capital of the Amalfi Coast, to the island of Capri (or vice versa) by sea with Capri Boat Service: choose our fast, safe, and comfortable speedboats for your transfer and enjoy every moment of your holiday, saving time and enjoying the ride!

By Capri Boat Service Transfer

from € 650 max 8-10 passengers € 750 -13%
Capri Boat Service Transfer  - From Capri to Ischia by Private Speedboat Transfer Pick

From Capri to Ischia by Private Speedboat Transfer

Transfer

There are very few ferries that run between these two islands in the Bay of Naples, so choose a private transfer instead and set your own schedule: no waiting in long queues and no stress. In just 40 minutes you can travel from Capri to Ischia (or vice versa) in style by luxury speedboat!

By Capri Boat Service Transfer

from € 750 max 8-10 passengers
Astarita Car Service - Private Tour from Positano to the Amalfi Coast Pick

Private Tour from Positano to the Amalfi Coast

Tour

Private tour from Positano to the Amalfi Coast (Praiano, Amalfi e Ravello) on a Mercedes vehicle and English speaking driver.
Duration 6 hours

By Astarita Car Service

from € 250 rate for 2 people € 270 -7%
Top Excursion Sorrento - Deluxe transfer from Venice to Sorrento/Amalfi Coast Pick

Deluxe transfer from Venice to Sorrento/Amalfi Coast

Transfer

Travel the length of Italy from Venice to Sorrento and Positano, Amalfi, or Ravello on the Amalfi Coast (or vice versa): una luxury transfer by private car (sedan or minivan) with wifi and a bilingual driver.
Duration of transfer: about 8 hours

By Top Excursion Sorrento

from € 930
Sunland Travel - Pompeii & Hercolaneum collective tour from Positano Pick

Pompeii & Hercolaneum collective tour from Positano

Tour

The perfect tour for archaeology lovers: a full day exploring the two famous Roman cities buried in 79 b.C: Pompeii & Hercolaneum. Departure in the morning Pompeii. Visit to the archaeological excavations. Free lunchtime. Visit of Herculaneum archeological site.

By Sunland Travel

€ 73 per guest

Shopping

Shopping on the Amalfi Coast

Gastronomic delicacies, designer ceramics, and glamorous beachwear: an insider guide to shopping on the Amalfi Coast and ideas for the perfect souvenir.