With long, warm days and plenty of fun events to choose from, summer is a wonderful time to visit the Amalfi Coast! For music lovers, there’s also a host of shows to choose from in Ravello – the City of Music. Many of the towns along the coastline have elaborate festivals celebrating their patron saint, which involve dramatic processions, music and incredible fireworks displays over the sea. These religious festivals are a wonderful chance to experience Italian culture and traditions. Plus, if you book a Fireworks Cruise with Exclusive Cruises, we’ll get you an unforgettable front row seat to enjoy the fireworks shows on the Amalfi Coast. Here’s a look at the best summer festivals and how to experience them like a local!
The Amalfi Coast is a magical place anytime of the day. But when the sun begins to set, that enchanting atmosphere is kicked up a few notches! As the horizon begins to glow in golden hues, the rugged mountains along the coastline are highlighted in the most majestic way and the Mediterranean Sea glimmers in the light of the setting sun. This is the perfect setting for pure romance! Whether you’re planning a surprise proposal, celebrating your honeymoon or anniversary, or simple enjoying a relaxing holiday together, a Sunset Cruise with Exclusive Cruises is the perfect finishing touch for a romantic stay on the Amalfi Coast!
The Cilento Coast in Southern Italy is still largely off of the tourist radar, boasting picturesque small towns, rolling hills of vineyards and olive trees, and gorgeous beaches. Located across the Bay of Salerno from its more popular neighbor the Amalfi Coast, the Cilento is a stunning coastline with beautiful beaches and tons of incredible grottoes to discover. It is also located quite close to Paestum, home to some of the best-preserved Greek temples, and also the finest buffalo mozzarella in the country … and arguably the world!
Easter, called Pasqua in Italian, is not only one of the biggest holidays in Italy, but it’s also the official launch of the season on the Amalfi Coast. It’s a wonderful time to travel on the Amalfi Coast, since you get to enjoy the arrival of spring in Italy and experience for yourself some of the cultural, religious, and culinary traditions of Pasqua. Let us share with you some of the highlights of Easter on the Amalfi Coast!
The Easter season is here on the Amalfi Coast, and with it comes the arrival of one of the sweet treats associated with this holiday in the Naples area – the Pastiera! This is a traditional dessert eaten for Pasqua (Easter) that is made with cook wheat, ricotta cheese, eggs, candied orange and cedro pieces, and scented orange blossom water. It has ancient origins in Naples, where it may even date back to pagan celebrations for the arrival of spring. While the invention of the pasteria is surrounded in myths, the tart as we know it today was likely created in a convent in Naples. Similar to the story of how the Sfogliatella Santa Rosa was created at the convent in Conca dei Marini on the Amalfi Coast. From mythical beginnings to modern day enjoyment, the Pastiera is a fixture at the Easter table on the Amalfi Coast!
With the start of the 2017 season, we’re thrilled to launch the Exclusive Cruises Club! Our newsletter will be your one stop resource for Amalfi Coast and Capri travel tips, insider information, and special discounts. Join us as we share a behind the scenes look at Exclusive Cruises with videos, special features, and, of course, all the best of the Amalfi Coast lifestyle!
Planning your dream holiday to the Amalfi Coast, but not sure where to go? With charming spots and picturesque villages along the coastline, there are so many options for what to see along the Amalfi Coast. We’re here to help! This is your guide for the top things to see and do in the area, especially for first-time visitors or travelers planning a quick escape to the Amalfi Coast. We’ll share more detailed recommendations for each town in upcoming blog posts, but here’s a quick glimpse of the must-see spots on the Amalfi Coast.