We caught the train from Milan to Naples and then used Bla Bla Car ride share to get to the Amalfi coast which is definitely the fastest and cheapest option (only 12 euro per person).
Amalfi is beautiful, it’s a sea side town with quaint, colourful houses and lots of cute shops and restaurants. We stayed in an air BnB / guest house called Andrea’s House which we would highly recommend. On the first two days we caught the ferry from Amalfi to Positano, another magical town on the coast with the same colourful houses and pebble beaches. The ferry is 16 euro return and only takes about 25 mins. When we arrived in Positano we avoided the main beach and walked round to a beach on the right and rented a sun lounger and umbrella for 8 euro. We tried a couple of the restaurants in Positano but our favourites were on the beach where we spent the day, also a great spot for cheap drinks when the sun goes behind the cliff around 4.30pm. Amalfi had a larger selection of restaurants and bars than Positano, our favourite was Pizzeria Donna Stella, an outdoor restaurant under a lemon grove serving the most delicious pizza (our fave was Diavola). Silver Moon is a stunning location right on the water – the food isn’t amazing but it’s the perfect place to grab a beer. Amalfi has plenty of lemons so make sure you try a fresh lemon juice and some lemon granita. Explore all the little lanes because we found our favourite dessert spot that we returned to every night for a huge portion of frozen yoghurt with fresh fruit and Nutella. On the third day we caught a smaller ferry for only 4 euro return to San Croche however we got off the boat too early and ended up somewhere else (no idea what it was called). It was perfect, we rented a beach lounger, drank Peroni and had spaghetti with really fresh mussels and clams.
The Amalfi coast is stunning and 4 days was the perfect amount of time for a relaxing holiday. We would definitely recommend staying in Amalfi as a base and day tripping around the coast.