Offering a truly unmistakable landscape, Conca dei Marini, Italy, struck me from the moment I saw it with its spectacular views of the Amalfi Coast and Capri. This was a small, cozy sea town that sits between Amalfi and Furore.

Conca dei Marini, Italy, sits in the province of Salerno in the southwest of Italy on the Amalfi Coast. At its highest point, the village reaches 400 meters above sea level. Many travelers come to the site for the Emerald Grotto, which is a charming sea cave that sits in the bay of the village. In total, the village only has a population of 746.

To learn more about Conca dei Marini on the Amalfi Coast (find out where the Amalfi Coast is), keep reading. I will tell you about the best beaches and what you can see here.

Where is Conca dei Marini, Italy?

This village sits in the province of Salerno in the region of Campania. One would describe it as located in southwestern Italy. The village is situated 2.2 miles from Amalfi and 5.2 miles from Furore. It sits next to the Tyrrhenian Sea, hugging the legendary cliffs of the Emerald Grotto.

How to Get to Conca dei Marini, Italy?

Let’s say that you just landed at the airport in Naples and need to know how to reach Conca dei Marini (also check out how to get to Amalfi from Tuscany). You can choose from a couple of choices, including train, bus, and private transportation.


Taking the train from Naples only costs €11 and takes 50 minutes. Since no direct train route to the village exists, you would ride the train from Naple to the city of Salerno, riding the FS or Trenitalia. Some people take the EAV/Circumvesuviana, but it can be somewhat awkward with luggage. Once you arrive in Salerno, you would take the bus to Conca dei Marini sa Italy.


Riding the bus from Naples will take about 1 hour and 35 minutes. The one-way ticket costs about €26. Keep in mind that few buses will directly go down into the village. Instead, most of them will stop at the intersection on the road that would go down into the village. The intersection is called Bv., and Paese is the village. Some of the buses, also, do not run on Sundays.

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Private Transportation (car)

Driving a private car will take 1 hour and 37 minutes, provided you don’t sightsee along the way. You would drive on Via A3 Strada Provinciale Ex Strada Statale 366. It costs €11.84, which includes the €2.10 motorway toll. Parking on the Amalfi Coast can be a challenge, and it’s never cheap.

Read more: How to Get to the Amalfi Coast – Complete Travel Guide

The 4 Best Places to See in Conca Dei Marini, Italy

After you arrive, you will wonder about the things to see and do here as well as things to do on the Amalfi Coast. I’ve covered the best things to see in the village below.

Convent of Santa Rosa

A view of historical Convent of Santa Rosa during summer.
The Convent of Santa Rosa is one of the best places to visit in Conca dei Marini, Italy I, Mess, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Convent of Santa Rosa was built in 1681. When the nuns took up residence here, they earned their fame from the flaky Sfogliatella Santa Rosa pastry. In the summer, the convent hosts a food festival in Conca dei Marini, Italy, dedicated to this pastry. The site keeps its historical integrity, but added some luxurious touches like a terraced garden and an infinity pool.

Emerald Grotto

Top view of the Emerald Grotto in Conca dei Marini.
Visiting the Emerald Grotto in Conca dei Marini is a breathtaking experience to have Jimlonj, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

As you enter the Emerald Grotto, the enchanting blue waters below grab your attention and the stalagmites and stalactites will leave you awestruck. You might spend about an hour and a half doing this tour. Unlike with the Blue Grotto, you can swim at the Emerald Grotto. The waters practically invite you for a swim.

Official Website: Emerald Grotto

Location: Via Smeraldo, 84010 Conca dei Marini SA

Telephone: +39 089 857096

Reviews: 4.2/5

Saracen Tower

An aerial view of the Tower of Silence on top of a rocky mountain near the sea in Conca dei Marini.
The Saracen Tower is located in front of the sea and is a unique attraction to visit in Conca dei Marini I, Mess, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Also known as the White Tower or the Tower of Silence, this site was once the fortified tower of Capo di Conca. It was an ancient XVI century watchtower. It ranks as one of the most beautiful Saracen towers on the Amalfi Coast. At one time, this tower belonged to a tower defensive system on the Amalfi Coast.

Official Website: Saracen Tower

Location: Via Pantaleone Comite, 33, 84011 Amalfi SA

Telephone: +39 089 871084

Reviews: 4.4/5

Church of St. John the Baptist

The Church of San Giovanni Battista is one of the best attractions in Conda dei Marini, Italy Mess, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Situated on a rocky cliffside, the Church of St. John the Baptist has uncertain origins. When archaeologists discovered ancient urns here, some believe it may date back to being an ancient Pagan temple.

Related article: Amalfi Coast Boat Tours

Best Beaches of Conca dei Marini in Italy

Conca dei Marini sa Italy offers one of the most beautiful places on the Amalfi Coast to go to the beach with a couple of definite highlights. These beaches earned a reputation for a relaxing atmosphere.

Knights of Malta Tower

Also known as Lido Capo di Conca, this magical spot draws you in with it being a place where the mountain meets the sea. Levels of sun decks exist and ladders go into the water. You will also find a diving board here. From above is the imposing ancient watch tower overlooking the beach.

Marina di Conca

Above view of the Marina di Conca beach with boats over the crystal clear water.
Marina di Conca is one of the best beaches in Conca dei Marini I, Mess, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

On this beach, you will find a free area with a bathing area and restaurants close by. It’s a pebble beach with crystal clear waters. Local fishermen still meet near the beach, which adds to the scenery.

Read more: Best Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

Stairway going to a hotel on the top of the mountain in Conca dei Marini.
We at ITS, want to recommend some hotels to stay in Conca dei Marini

You can find some great places to stay in this charming village. Let’s take a look at the best ones:

Hotel Bellevue Suite

Giving you stunning panoramic views of the sea on its furnished balcony and terrace, Hotel Bellevue Suite comes with a mini bar and satellite TV. You could eat your breakfast every morning out on the terrace.

Location: Via Mauro Comite 26, 84011 Amalfi, Italy

Stars: 3

Features: Ocean view, Balcony, Air conditioning

Reviews: 8.7/10

Albergo Dipinto BaccoFurore

Featuring a garden and terrace, Albergo Dipinto BaccoFurore offers a continental breakfast with Italian and American options. Couples in particular have taken a liking to this location in Conca dei Marini, Italy.

Location: via giambattista lama, 84010 Furore, Italy

Stars: 4

Features: Breakfast, Air conditioning, Balcony

Reviews: 9.2/10

Hotel Villa Fraulo

Take in the sea views from your balcony in this medieval building that includes an infinity pool and views over the Bay of Salerno. The suites in Hotel Villa Fraulo have large seaside terraces.

Location: Via San Giovanni Del Toro, 18, 84010 Ravello, Italy

Stars: 4

Features: Very Good Breakfast, Outdoor swimming pool, Ocean view

Reviews: 8.7/10

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Tourists visit the tower in the Conca dei Marini using boats.
We recommend eating local food in the restaurants in Conca dei Marini

Where can you get some delicious cuisine in this village? Let’s take a look at some of the places where you can eat the best Italian cuisine.

La Bonta del Capo

Giving the finest foods from the Amalfi Coast, the sweeping views of the sea give you another reason to eat here. It received a 4.7 stars out of 5, and one of the recommended choices on the menu would be the mussels, gnocchi, calzone, and roasted potatoes.

Official Website: La Bonta del Capo

Location: Via I Maggio, 14, 84010 Conca dei Marini SA

Reviews: 4.7/5

Insider Tip: Outstanding Location

Capo di Conca

This one receives 4.5 stars out of 5, and you can chill in the bar and restaurant below the cliffs. Some of the foods on the menu include Bolognese and citrus cream gnocchi, pizza, and good sandwiches.

Official Website: Capo di Conca

Location: Via Capo di Conca, 5, 84010 Conca dei Marini SA

Reviews: 4.5/5

Insider Tip: Excellent Location

Ristorante San Michele

Coming with a beautiful view and incredible food, Ristorante San Michele scored a 4.5 out of 5 stars. They serve great gluten-free pasta here.

What to See Near Conca dei Marini

Let’s take a look at some of the things you can see near this village. There’s plenty of good choices nearby.


Aerial view of the city of Naples with body of water and beautiful volcano.
Naples is the most important city in Campania and is located near Conca dei Marini

The city that invented pizza, you will see ancient churches, unique underground landscapes, imposing palaces, and narrow streets in Naples. They declared it an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. It’s also reasonably close to Conca dei Marini, Italy.


The view from above of the island of Ischia, near Conca dei Marini
Ischia is an exclusive island on which to relax, near Conca dei Marini

Famous for its therapeutic thermal hot springs, Ischia offers you a broad range of beaches and gardens. The natural beauty here makes it stand out, and it’s a little larger than Capri.


Above view of houses and restaurants near the sea in Maiori.
The path of the lemons is a route in Maiori, near Conca dei Marini – Photo by Melissia Delzio CC BY-NC 2.0

An incredible place to go for some of the best seafood on the Amalfi Coast, Maiori one of the longest stretches of beach in the region. This city has been a resort town since the age of the Romans.


Boat parked in front of hotels near the sea in Capri.
Capri is an exclusive island where many VIPs from all over the world go

Especially if you’d like to see the finest luxury that Italy has to offer, Capri was listed as the luxury capital of the Mediterranean. Originally, Roman Emperor Tiberius built it as his pleasure palace.


A man enjoys the view of the blue sea and mountains in Atrani, near Conca dei Marini.
Atrani is a small town located near Conca dei Marini, Italy

With its cobblestone and winding pathways, Atrani has a way of enchanting and delighting travelers. You can check out several charming little eateries here with the best being the seafood

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FAQs About Conca dei Marini, Italy

Let’s take a look at some of the commonly asked questions about this region. You often hear people ask many of the same questions, so we’ll try to answer them here.

Where Can You Swim in Conca dei Marini?

Some of the best places to swim in Conca dei Marini, Italy include the beach at Knights of Malta Tower, Marine Lock, and Conca Marina.

How to Get off at Conca dei Marini?

Turn off at the intersection called Bv. and head toward the village of Paese, which is right next to Conca dei Marini.

How Much Does it Cost to Visit the Emerald Grotto?

The entrance ticket will cost €6, and to do a boat excursion, it will cost €10 for each individual with them taking up to 20 people.