The Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast. When I was doing some research on the Amalfi Coast, I kept seeing "Amalfi Coast" as this one big location in Italy. What I didn't realize is that the Amalfi Coast consists of a couple destinations.
The Amalfi Coast is a combination of the Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento and Capri (however per social media its viewed as ONE place).
Each town is very similar but also different in its own way. When we were planning our trip to Italy, we stayed in Salerno which is a town South of the Amalfi Coast. We weren't planning to stay in any of the towns within the coast, therefore we took the opportunity to see each town.
We spent a full day in Amalfi (easily accessible by a ferry boat), which in my opinion was a lot. Amalfi is a smallish town that can be explored in a couple of hours. It is expensive (due to the high tourism), so unless you plan on staying on the beach for a full day. Walking around the town, stopping at a restaurant and shopping can easily be done in 4-6 hours.
We stayed for a few hours in Positano, 3 to be exact and it was the perfect amount of time. It's very beautiful, again very similar to the Amalfi, but a bit smaller than Amalfi. Unless you are staying in town, there is really not much to do, except lounge at the beach, eat at a restaurant and take a boat ride.
Hands down our favorite town along the coast. It is a lot bigger then Positano and Amalfi, and there is more to see and do. Keep in mind, all of these towns have the same agenda: eat, swim, shop and repeat. If you want to explore this is not the place for it. Sorrento, was beautiful, the shopping was three times bigger than the other towns. There was more food choices, and more land to explore.
We didn't get a chance to explore Capri, however we did stop for a few long minutes during our ferry ride at it. Again just like the other towns, Capri was very similar in its size to Amalfi and Positano.
Being able to see all of these beautiful towns, I would highly recommend Sorrento if you had to choose. If you have the time hop on a ferry and explore the other towns near by. But for the cost of traveling and staying Sorrento is definitely worth it.