With the Amalfi Coast's stunning coastal and inland ambience, you don't have to spend a lot to have an unforgettable experience. You can savour the beauty of the Amalfi Coast with a dip in the sea on a public beach, an excursion along the trails that climb up into the mountains, a stroll to a panoramic viewpoint or a simple meal full of traditional flavours.

    There are archaeological sites that are free to visit, events with free entry and exciting activities where all you need to bring is your enthusiasm. Here are some ideas and tips for spending little or nothing to enjoy the Amalfi Coast from Positano to Vietri sul Mare.

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    Breathtaking views from Strada Statale 163

    A stunning panorama that changes at every bend

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    The breathtaking views from Strada Statale 163, also known as Amalfi Drive, feature villages, headlands, beaches, cliffs overhanging the sea and mountains for an unforgettable journey. If road trips are your travel style, you can't miss Strada Statale 163. It's around 37 miles long and goes from Vietri sul Mare, located right after Salerno, to Positano.

    After passing this famous town, the road heads up towards the northern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula. There are open spaces and parking areas along the route for taking photos. Our tip: Don't wait until the next lay-by to stop, as the view changes around every bend to surprise you with a new perspective.

    Lokasi: Amalfi Coast, Italy

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    Laurito Beach in Positano

    A cove surrounded by the aroma of laurel

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    Laurito Beach in Positano features hidden coves and a beach (Spiaggia di Laurito) for sunbathing. To reach it, there's a stairway leading down from the little square in front of Hotel San Pietro. The sand and pebble beach has rocks you can lie on and vegetation lush with the laurel bushes that give the place its name.

    It's popular with diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. There's an area with a lido as well as an open space, and if you'd like to dine by the sea, there are 2 restaurants to choose from.

    Lokasi: 84017 Positano, Italia

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    Coastal Roman villa

    Frescoes and wonders in an ancient residence

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    The coastal Roman villa in the centre of Minori is believed to have belonged to an important figure. It is laid out around a central core featuring a pool and gardens. The complex had thermal baths and ceremonial rooms accessible from the sea and decorated with mosaics in the Pompeian style.

    Frescoes and other finds from archaeological excavations in the area are preserved and on display on the top-floor terrace. Entry is free. On summer evenings, you can also attend shows and events held in the internal courtyard.

    Lokasi: Via S. Maria Vetrano, 19, 84010 Minori, Italy

    Buka: Daily from 9 am to 1 hour before sunset

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    Lunch at Latteria in Positano

    High-quality cuisine for a quick bite

    Lunch at Latteria in Positano is great if you're looking for somewhere you can eat well but spend little. On the shopping street in Positano, this grocer and deli has a variety of homemade dishes and snacks you can take to the beach or have at one of the outdoor tables.

    While the lettering above the door refers to it as 'The wine & cheese shop', inside you'll find an extensive offering of delicious delights such as aubergine parmigiana, lasagne, grilled vegetables, potato croquettes and stuffed focaccia. It's the perfect spot for a quick, cheap and, above all, tasty meal with fresh ingredients and made-to-order sandwiches.

    Lokasi: Viale Pasitea, 67, 84017 Positano, Italy

    Telepon: +39 08 9875 081

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    The Sounds of the Gods tours

    The sound of music along trails and mule tracks

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    The Sounds of the Gods tours feature classical music you can enjoy along with the beautiful scenery along the Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods), a route about 6 miles long in the Lattari Mountains. It runs from Positano to Agerola, following the trails once used by shepherds. In spring and autumn, classical music is a magical addition to the scenery, thanks to the Suoni degli Dei (Sounds of the Gods) concerts.

    These events take place on natural stages such as the churchyard of the Church of Santa Maria a Castro and ruins of ancient cave houses. The concerts are free and held in the morning and evening hours, with evocative nighttime events on evenings when the moon is full.

    Lokasi: Amalfi Coast, Italy

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    The colourful architecture of Paolo Soleri

    A factory inside a work of art

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    The colourful architecture of Paolo Soleri is on display when you visit the Solimene ceramics factory in Vietri sul Mare. It's an opportunity to see and buy unique craft pieces produced by hand and decorated with typical figures from Mediterranean culture. Even the building that houses it is a work of art in itself.

    It was designed in 1954 by architect Paolo Soleri, who created a work that expands vertically in the small space available between the street and rocky wall. The façade is characterised by upside-down cones, covered with over 16,000 coloured vases, joined by triangular windows. The interior is characterised by elaborate reinforced concrete pillars that support the perforated vault.

    Lokasi: Via Travertino, 1, 84019 Vietri sul Mare, Italy

    Buka: Monday–Friday from 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Telepon: +39 08 9210 188

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    Trekking to Punta Campanella

    A trip through nature and legend

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    Trekking to Punta Campanella, a protected natural area at the eastern end of the Sorrentine Peninsula, lets you discover extraordinary surroundings, enjoy views looking out over the Gulf of Naples to Ischia and Procida, and immerse yourself in legends.

    Remember the sirens who enchanted Odysseus? It's said they lived where the temple of Minerva stands today. If you go all the way to the Baia di Ieranto, an inlet with crystalline waters between limestone rock walls, you'll be able to see the Capri's famous stacks in the distance and go for a swim in a captivating cove.

    Lokasi: Area naturale marina protetta Punta Campanella, 80061 Massa Lubrense, Italy

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    Pizza by the metre at Valico di Chiunzi restaurant

    Will you manage to eat it all?

    Valico di Chiunzi restaurant is known for selling pizza by the metre that's cooked in a wood-fired oven and prepared with a mix of regular and wholemeal flour. The restaurant is named after the area where 2 roads that depart from Atrani and Maiori and cross the Lattari Mountains leading to the Amalfi Coast's mountain hinterland converge at the Valico di Chiunzi (Chiunzi Pass).

    The restaurant is renowned for its good value as well as for selling pizza by the metre. A second wood-fired oven is reserved for cooking gluten-free food.

    Lokasi: Via Chiunzi, 91, 84010 Tramonti, Italy

    Buka: Wednesday–Monday from 11 am to midnight (closed on Tuesdays)

    Telepon: +39 08 9876 165

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    Valley of the Mills, Amalfi

    Discover old paper mills and prehistoric ferns

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    The Valley of the Mills in Amalfi is where the Mediterranean vegetation and cheerful liveliness of the coast give way to rare, prehistoric ferns and silences broken only by the sound of flowing streams. The Valle dei Mulini once bustled with the activity of paper mills driven by the force of the water.

    Today, the only remnants of that past are the ruins of the old works, immersed in nature that has reclaimed its spaces and dominates lushly in settings formed by rocks and waterfalls. The meeting point for excursions is the village of Pontone, but if you'd like to savour the beauty of a walk among lemon groves, you can depart directly from Amalfi.

    Lokasi: 84010 Pontone, Italy

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    Cuoppo d’Amalfi

    A paper cone brimming with fried seafood

    Cuoppo d’Amalfi features a culinary speciality of the Amalfi Coast known as cuoppo, which is a paper cone filled with fried treats. At Cuoppo d'Amalfi, the seafood delicacies make for a quick, cheap snack.

    The fried coating is light and crispy, and you can choose from squid accompanied by courgette flowers, fresh anchovies with chips, flying squid and prawns, or cod, octopus and the seafood specialities of the Mediterranean. The restaurant is in an alleyway in the historical centre, and there are small tables where you can sit and eat outside.

    Lokasi: Via Supportico dei Ferrari, 10, 84011 Amalfi, Italy

    Buka: Friday–Sunday from noon to 9 pm (closed Monday–Thursday)

    Telepon: +39 33 4626 1440

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