Amalfi Coast Tourist Buses

The parking lot in Amalfi is filling up each morning with buses

If it hasn’t started to get rolling yet, the long weekend for Easter is the official start of the tourist season along the Amalfi Coast. In the days leading up to Easter last week, the mornings were already buzzing in Amalfi. Tourist buses have started to arrive nearly every day from Sorrento, Naples and other destinations. The parking lot in the center of Amalfi reserved for the blue and green SITA public buses and the tourist buses is filling up each morning. And after a quiet winter, the harbor is filled again with ferries to Positano, Salerno and Capri and smaller boats ready to go to the Emerald Grotto or set off for private boat tours.

Ferries and boats in the Amalfi Harbor

Where to? Positano, Salerno, the Emerald Grotto or Capri?

While the warm beach days are still a month or so away, when the sun comes out you’ll now spot a few sunbathers here and there. And, of course, those brave few who don’t seem to mind the cold water!

Swimming Amalfi Coast April

The first sunbathers of the summer season have arrived!

While some people might grumble and groan at these first signs of the tourist season, I like watching the city change throughout the year. We hold our breath for a moment and make a wish that this season will be a good one, for us and for all the families that in some small way take part in sharing, promoting and protecting this beautiful coastline in so many ways.

  • Ah, beautiful. I always wonder at locals hating tourists. Where would their livelihoods be without them?


    April 13, 2012
  • Una

    Thanks Laura, 12 more weeks, I simply cant wait for my Summer in Italy wooohoooo!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    April 13, 2012
  • Wishing Amalfi well for the forthcoming season, by coincidence my post today is on the start of the tourist season. 🙂

    April 13, 2012
  • Sandra

    I want to be there!!! Tourists or no tourists!!!

    April 15, 2012
  • Gil

    How I wish that we could make a trip over there again. I guess I’ll settle for beaches over here and fake Italian food,

    April 16, 2012
  • One thing I like about the Amalfi area is if you get tired of the beaches you can take a nice day trip to either Salerno or even Sorrento and go to some of the bigger shopping areas. Both are within about ten miles from Amalfi.

    April 16, 2012
  • Ciao Laura,

    I just discovered your blog and absolutely love it! I was at this same pier last spring and recognize these photos so well. I too love the Amalfi Coast and am going back next month for the 4th time! It can never be too much….I look forward to reading more from your blog!

    April 18, 2012

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