Imagine sipping limoncello while enjoying fresh fish that was plucked from the sea just hours before your meal. That’s just one of the memorable moments you’ll find on the Amalfi Coast—here are some of the best ways to visit from Rome.
Whether you book a private guided tour or are part of a small group, you’ll start your journey from Rome to southern Italy by road or high-speed train. Choose a tour that stops at Pompeii to explore the historic ruins, or upon reaching Amalfi, opt for a scenic cruise down the coast after sipping limoncello in the orchards. Wander the alleys of Positano and stroll its pebbly shores, and understand first-hand why celebrities are known to escape to this craggy Italian coast. Maybe you’ll spend time with a local cheese maker or enjoy a lunch of fresh seafood among the oceanfront architecture and coastal cliffs.
If you want to experience the Amalfi coastline in depth, consider a multi-day trip from Rome so you can tack on additional adventures like cruising to the island of Capri. Much like you would on a day tour from Rome, you can choose to explore the famous Pompeii ruins and poke around Positano, but you may also have time to stroll through Sorrento and see the best sights in Naples.
Things to Know
- Most Amalfi Coast day trips from Rome begin between 6am and 7am, and return around 9pm.
- Amalfi is located about 175 miles (280 kilometers) southeast of Rome, a journey of about 3.5 hours by road.
- Tours typically include free time to explore and enjoy the coastline at your leisure.
- Many day trips include a stop at Pompeii.
- Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.
- The winding road along the Amalfi Coast is arguably Italy’s most scenic drive.
- You can either travel entirely by road, or choose from tours that break up the journey between bus, minivan, and train.