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Travelling alone as a woman can be a daunting prospect, but that shouldn’t hold you back! With careful planning, some luxury hotel reservations
and a gorgeous location like the Amalfi coast to explore, solo travel can be a liberating and exhilarating experience.
In this article I’m going to take you through everything you need to know about planning an Amalfi Coast solo trip. OK, let’s go ahead and jump in to your next adventure!
The best part about any solo trip to the Amalfi Coast is THE VIEWS. Image by Boss Tweed used under CC license 2.0
Solo Travel to the Amalfi Coast – A Guide
Plan your route
When you’re travelling alone, one of the best things you can do is plan your route. Whether it’s a short trip to a local attraction, or a longer trip from your hotel – like a trip to the ancient city of Pompeii – having a solid travel plan in place will help you to feel more at ease.
Set up base in the scenic town of Sorrento and you’ll benefit from good road, rail and water links that will make travel as easy as pie.
One trip that shouldn’t be missed is the scenic bus ride to the cliffside village of Positano. When you arrive, you’ll get to see some of the best views across the Amalfi coast while eating a delicious scoop of gelato.
Work your way down the cliff, exploring the village’s little shops and cafes along the way before braving the walk back up to the bus stop!
It’s always good to share your itinerary with friends/family at home so that someone knows roughly where you’ll be. This is just for general safety and I’d recommend it no matter where you’re travelling.
Make new friends
When you travel alone you’ll find that it’s much easier to meet new people and make friends with fellow travellers. If you’re in a group or with a travel partner, you can often miss out on these opportunities.
Make the most of your chance to chat to new people during your solo trip to the Amalfi Coast. Hear stories about their various adventures and get inside tips from them about the area. You might uncover some of the Amalfi coast’s best kept secrets after a conversation with some new-found friends.
Meeting new people is by far my favourite part of solo travel. You never know who you might meet.
Eat out alone
I never understood while people are weird about eating by themselves. A person’s gotta eat and not everyone has a person to eat with, so why wouldn’t people eat alone?
Pizza and pasta are the perfect foods for eating alone. Indulge in authentic Italian food at one of the Amalfi coast’s many tantalising restaurants. Eating is one of the BEST parts of travelling around the Amalfi coast and travelling alone shouldn’t stop you from enjoying it.
Once you’ve finished your meal you might be ready for a drink. The good news for solo travellers is that bars in Italy are less about socialising, and more about enjoying your wine while sitting at an outside table and watching the world go by – sounds perfect to me!
Enjoy some down time
Travelling isn’t always glamorous – I can attest to that – so be sure to allow yourself to enjoy some down time when you need it. You don’t have to be on the go all the time and the beauty of travelling alone is that you can do exactly what you want, when you want.
Why not curl up in bed with a good book, sit on your balcony and watch the sun go down or maybe just have a long bath. The beauty of a solo trip to the Amalfi Coast is that you can take your time and enjoy the view and luxury on your own timeline.
A solo trip to the Amalfi Coast is a photographer’s dream. Make sure you pack a camera. Photo by McArthur used under CC license 2.0
Don’t let anything hold you back on your solo trip and you’ll return home with new friends and some unforgettable holiday memories. There’s truly nothing like travelling on your own, so embrace the experience and enjoy your time in the Amalfi Coast, Italy!