THE AMALFI COAST is a seductive shoreline along the Tyrrhenian Sea in the south of Italy. The colorful houses sprinkled onto its massive mountains, the deep cerulean color of the ocean, and the summer vibes are the perfect definition of la dolce vita. Here are 16 of the most photogenic spots on the Amalfi Coast.

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The drive to the Amalfi Coast is treacherous, with winding roads plunging down to the sea. The towns that make up the Amalfi Coast cover a 50-km stretch of land in Italy.

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Positano is one of the most famous towns of the Amalfi Coast, known for its pebbled beaches and picturesque landscape. It’s small, steep, and ultra-romantic.

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The beaches of Positano are packed to the brim during summer. The best time to visit is in May and September when the weather is warm, but the beaches aren’t as crowded.

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There are many colors present in Positano, but the one that stands out the most is blue: the sea, the sky, and the beach umbrellas.

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The road to the Amalfi Coast is not for the faint of heart; however, the views of the Thyrrenian Sea from the Sorrentine Peninsula are worth risking a few hairpin turns.

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Visiting Positano off-season means fewer crowds, lower prices, and manageable temperatures.

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The winding roads of Positano are speckled with terracotta houses and hotels. Bright colored bougainvilleas climbing the exterior trellises are a common sight.

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Size matters on the Amalfi Coast. With the narrow roads and limited parking, small Fiats are the way to go when renting a car.

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At night, the houses on the Amalfi Coast are lit by twinkling lights and illuminate the mountains in a stark contrast with the deep blue Tyrrhenian.

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The Amalfi Coast from above: steep mountains, an azure sea, and plenty of boats enjoying the epic coastline.

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The best views in Positano require you to work. With every step, the view gets better, and the city becomes more present in your heart.

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The view from the famed hotel, Le Sirenuse. This hotel was the backdrop for John Steinbeck’s visit in 1953 where he famously wrote, “Positano bites deep”.

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Le Sirenuse is a luxury boutique hotel that was opened during the 1950’s.

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The Amalfi Coast is one of the favorite places for the summer yacht crowd in the Mediterranean Sea. Nearby Capri Island is only a 45-minute boat ride from Positano.

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Capri is an island in the Bay of Naples, known for its rugged coastline, dozens of grottos, and delicious fresh seafood.

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The Amalfi Coast has activities for all types of travelers: boating, hiking, culinary tours, and romantic escapades.

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