Today marks Ferragosto – the biggest celebration of the summer in Italy. It’s a national holiday, which means spending the day relaxing with family and friends, hanging out wherever it’s coolest, whether that’s the mountains or the sea. Of course, on the Amalfi Coast that means the beach! It’s the busiest time of the year on the area’s beaches, where you can enjoy a cool sea breeze and a dip in the Mediterranean. An even better way to stay cool and avoid the crowds? Enjoy the Amalfi Coast by boat! That’s where you’ll find us on these busy summer days – showing off the best of the coast to our fabulous clients!
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!