The month of June in Amalfi welcomes the summer season, so you can enjoy a series of outdoor activities. In this way, you can discover the different natural sceneries of this seaside town, while learning about its history and culture through its monuments and celebrations.
Among the best things to do in Amalfi in June you can tour the coast by boat, contemplate the geological formations of the Grotta dello Smeraldo and visit the local beaches. In addition, you will have the opportunity to wander the narrow streets of the town in search of viewpoints and souvenirs, refresh yourself with a delicious Italian gelato in Piazza Duomo or choose from other activities, which I will list below.
1. Take a boat ride in Amalfi with complementary activities and coastal views
Whether you're in Amalfi for 3 days or more, you should incorporate a boat ride along the coast into your June itinerary. You'll discover beautiful views of the region, as well as dive into the water and enjoy the warmth of summer.
This activity usually starts at Amalfi' s seaport, where you'll board a boat accompanied by the captain. As you move away from the town you will get an overview of this picturesque cliff, the sea and the nearby villages, ideal to take some pictures.
You can also opt for the boat ride around Amalfi at sunset and watch how the sky merges with the sea, creating an amazing composition of intense colors (reddish, yellow and blue tones). You will also observe how the coastal towns of the south are illuminated, creating a magical backdrop.
Whichever open sea tour you choose, you will have the opportunity to stop for a swim and snorkel. You can also relax while the sea breeze caresses your face, eat a snack and sip a glass of wine.
Information of interest
- Price: the cost of the activity starts at 699€ (the price is usually set for 1 to 6 people).
- Duration: about 2 hours.
2. Take an excursion to the Grotta dello Smeraldo in Amalfi and admire its geological formations
Your visit to Amalfi will not be complete without an excursion to the Grotta dello Smeraldo. In this grotto, discovered in the early 1930s, you will see a series of geological formations while sailing on calm emerald green waters.
You must purchase a ticket at the ticket office and accompanied by a guide you will take a boat ride through the grotto. Thus, you will observe the stalagmites and stalactites, slightly illuminated by the sun's rays that sneak through the upper cracks of this cave and also give the emerald color to the water.
This is an activity that you can do on your own. To do so, you will have to take the SS163 road (private car or public bus) from Amalfi to via di Conca dei Marini. There, you will find the stairs and the elevator that gives access to the entrance of the Grotta dello Smeraldo.
Alternatively, you can reach the entrance of the grotto by sea by connecting with one of the local operators at the town's pier or by joining one of the best day trips from Amalfi. The latter usually incorporate a stop at the emerald grotto.
- Price: the entrance fee to the grotto starts at 7€ per person. If you connect with one of the local operators at the pier, then the price is usually €15 per person.
- Hours: the elevator area is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and access by stairs until 8:00 pm (summer).
3. Enjoy the radiant early summer sun on the beaches of Amalfi
During your visit to this seaside town in June, you should take advantage of the warm weather of the early summer season to enjoy the best beaches in Amalfi. You will be able to take a relaxing swim, lie on the sand and contemplate the beautiful seascape.
Among the main beaches you can visit are the following:
- The Marina Grande beach; this is a large and stony natural space, which is located a couple of minutes from Amalfi. You will find a very lively atmosphere during the summer.
- The Lido Delle Sirene beach, located behind the seaport of Amalfi, at a distance of 8 minutes walk from the center of town. This is a rocky and quiet beach, due to the fact that it is more isolated than the previous one.
- La Marinella, located halfway between Marina Grande and Lido Delle Sirene. This is a tiny beach with small pebbles, crystal clear and calm waters.
- Il Duoglio Spiaggia, you will find it about 1 kilometer away from Amalfi. The beach is large, surrounded by woods and is suitable for various water sports.
4. Be part of a guided walking tour of Amalfi to learn about its history
If your visit coincides with June, then you should take advantage of the good weather of this month to take part in one of the best tours of Amalfi. This is a guided walking tour, which will allow you to observe the main monuments and learn about its history.
The adventure usually starts in the neuralgic area of the town, that is, in Piazza Duomo. This is the busiest place in Amalfi and where a large number of restaurants, bars, cafes and stores in general are concentrated. There, you will connect with your assigned local guide.
The established route varies for each activity. In fact, you will have the opportunity to choose between a panoramic tour or a tour with entrance tickets to the attractions. Everything will depend on your time and budget.
However, whatever the option, there are some must-see destinations. Such is the case of:
- The Cathedral of San Andres, presided by an imposing staircase. This is a construction of white, green and grayish stone, complemented by a cloister and a museum.
- The Fontana De Cape E Ciucci, a 17th century work with many figures and details.
- The fountain of St. Andrew, which stands in the middle of Piazza Duomo and features a marble image of the Apostle with four angels and a mermaid.
- Lido delle Sirene beach, with a beautiful view of the coast.
Information of interest
- Price: the cost of the guided tour starts from 40€ per person.
- Hours: the activity is usually available every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. approximately.
5. Join a cooking class in Amalfi and visit a local market or fishmonger to choose the ingredients
Join one of the best cooking classes in Amalfi and learn how to prepare some traditional dishes. Thanks to the nice weather in June, you will have the opportunity to visit a food farm, to select the ingredients and then cook with a professional chef.
You will visit the private kitchen of a local restaurant and, there, the chef in charge will teach you step by step how to prepare some sweet (like eggplant stuffed with chocolate and cannoli) and savory recipes (squid sautéed in olive oil and potatoes, spaghetti with lemon, etc.). Afterwards, you will sit on the terrace to taste the dishes with a limoncello.
But, before you start cooking, you will take a tour of some vegetable markets, to buy the ingredients. You could even visit some fishmongers such as Pescheria Da Felice in Piazza Duomo.
You can also make this experience at Amalfi Heaven Gardens; this beautiful farm in summer not only offers cooking classes. You will also have the opportunity to tour its orchards, contemplate the natural scenery and learn how the lemon, olive and vegetable trees are harvested.
Information of interest
- Price: the cost of the cooking class usually starts at 119€ per person.
- Duration: the cooking experience usually lasts 4 hours.
6. Experience the religious traditions of Amalfi and celebrate its patron saint St. Andrew the Apostle
If you are in Amalfi at the end of June, specifically on June 27th, you will have the opportunity to experience an important religious tradition in the town. It is the annual celebration in honor of St. Andrew the Apostle, who is the patron saint of the Amalfi people.
The procession lasts approximately three hours, starting from the Cathedral of Amalfi. You can take part in the pilgrimage like a local and accompany the silver image of the Patron Saint through all the streets of the town, while enjoying the songs of the parishioners and the music of the local band.
St. Andrew the Apostle Procession
The procession ends with the famous St. Andrew the Apostle race and a fireworks display. To witness this you should arrive early in the vicinity of Piazza Duomo or the Fountain of St. Andrew.
From there, you will see the group of men dressed in red who carried the saint on their shoulders, running at great speed up the imposing steps of the Cathedral. All this encouraged by the euphoria of locals and tourists.
7. Lose yourself in the narrow streets of Amalfi and do some shopping in the local stores
Wandering the narrow streets of this seaside town in June will help you discover all that Amalfi has to offer during your stay of 4 days or more. You will get different perspectives of the town under the warm light of the summer season, which is just beginning. Also, along your walk, you will be able to do some shopping.
You will probably start on Via Lorenzo D'Amalfi, as this street runs completely through the town. Here you will find a large number of stores with souvenirs, fashion, limoncello, jewelry, ceramics, handmade paper, wine, among other products.
On this same street you will find the Piazza del Duomo, where the Mondadori Point bookstore is located. It is a very interesting place where you will find titles on history, adventure, poetry, fantasy, among others.
Also, if you walk through the narrow streets that connect with the streets around the Cathedral, you will enter a series of narrow passages. Little by little, you will discover privileged views of the sea and the picturesque village of Amalfi.
8. Take a hiking tour in Amalfi and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city center
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city during your visit of at least 5 days in Amalfi, you should take a hiking tour in the Valle dei Mulini. You will breathe fresh air and enjoy the warm atmosphere of the month of June.
Just start from the historic center of Amalfi along via Capuano and follow via delle Cartiere. This will take you to the entrance of the Valle dei Mulini or old mule track of the town, after a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute drive.
From there, the real adventure begins. You will have to do a hiking route of about 3 hours, in which you will observe a series of windmills, Mediterranean vegetation, agricultural ruins, lemon houses and small waterfalls.
This is not a very demanding route. You will only have to follow the signs and the river that will accompany you all the way. You will have to move through a rocky terrain with many stairs and, in turn, you will pass through a forest trail.
9. Visit the Museo della Carta in Amalfi and enjoy its exhibits
During your June itinerary you can visit the Museo della Carta. You will discover the history of paper in this region and, if you are traveling with children, they will be kept out of the summer sun in the museum's rooms while they learn and have fun.
You will be amazed from the very first moment by the exhibits, among which are the 18th century papermaking machines, with an old mill, wooden mallets and stone piles.
You will learn the step-by-step of manual processing and you will even be able to make your own paper. In addition, the guide will educate you on the subject of waste recycling and its importance for papermaking.
- Price: the cost of the general admission is from 4,50€ for adults, and around 3,00€ for children. The guided tour is approximately €7.00 for adults and €6.00 for children.
- Duration: generally, the experience lasts 4 hours.
10. Have a refreshing and traditional gelatto in Amalfi around Piazza Duomo
Your stay in Amalfi in June is the right time to try the traditional Italian gellattos. You will cool off with this delicious cold dessert, totally soothing the heat, while you relax watching the surroundings from the Piazza Duomo or its surroundings.
You will find several places where you can try a gelatto without having to walk too far. Some stores with a long history in Amalfi are:
- Al Corso is a small gelateria with only a couple of small tables, but with delicious gelato and a natural yogurt that will surely fascinate you. You will find the store in Piazza Duomo, very close to the steps of the Cathedral.
- Pasticceria Andrea Pansa, right next to the Fountain of St. Andrew. This is a family business dating back to 1830, where you will taste artisan gelattos of different flavors and some pastries.
Temperatures in Amalfi in June
Temperatures in Amalfi during the month of June usually range from a low of 21°C to a high of 29°C. Daily the thermometer experiences an increase of about 4°C, i.e. from 26°C to 29°C and from 17°C to 21°C.
In addition, in June you will experience an average of 55 millimeters of rainfall, corresponding to 3 days of rain and, rarely, this record increases to 8 days. In addition, the average water temperature generally corresponds to 23.5°C, so you will be able to dive in the sea as long as you wish.
What to pack to visit Amalfi in June?
If you are planning to visit Amalfi in June and you don't know what to pack, the first thing you should take into consideration is that this is a month of transition, i.e. spring says goodbye and summer begins. Therefore, temperatures rise a little and, consequently, you will be able to wear light and short clothes.
For example, among the garments that you can not fail to incorporate in your suitcase are shorts, T-shirts with and without sleeves, summer dresses and, why not, a light fabric coat, which you could use during the nights.
You should also bring beach sandals, a bathing suit, hat or cap, sunglasses and UV protection. Don't forget to pack comfortable rubber shoes or trekking shoes, as you will need them in case you want to go hiking.