If you’re thinking about travelling to Italy, you have probably wondered at some point which destination suits you best: Venice or the Amalfi Coast? While both destinations are utterly beautiful, they are distinctly different. 

Located in the Veneto region in northeastern Italy, Venice sits atop a cluster of 118 small islands linked by 400 bridges spanning an intricate network of canals, lined with stunning palazzi and grand buildings. The Amalfi Coast is a 31-mile sprawl of rugged coastline dotted with sheltered coves, bustling marinas, towering limestone cliffs, and colourful seaside villages.

Which destination fits your travel style? Would you go for a gondola ride on the Venetian lagoon or a yacht cruise on the Tyrrhenian Sea? Would you wander around Piazza San Marco or a stroll in the gardens of Villa Cimbrone?

In this post, we will explore what makes Venice and the Amalfi Coast different in terms of architecture, history, cost, cuisine, and culture, and suggest which location is best for various types of travellers.  

Houses in Amalfi Coast