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Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

South of Naples lies a coastline of dramatic cliffs, precariously perched fishing villages and the ever-present shimmering Mediterranean. This is the Amalfi Coast, which has been enticing visitors for decades to its tiny beaches and chic resort towns such as Sorrento and Positano and its island of Capri. If you are driving the coast, beware – this is no place for motorists with no head for heights, but adrenaline junkies will love the hairpin bends and vertical drops. It’s little different in the towns that cling to the hillsides, where often steep steps provide the only access to hotels and restaurants with terraces that seem to float between sea and sky. Nestle yourself into one of the coastal villages like Ravello or tiny Furore, kick back, relax and enjoy the heady views.






SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN THE AMALFI COAST



Capri Day Cruise from Sorrento CAPRI

Take the short boat ride from Sorrento to Capri, steeped in myths and Roman history. Head to Piccola Marina following winding lanes, then wander down a precipitous flight of steps to La Canzone del Mare right by the seaside and visited by Capri’s rich and famous.

Ravello RAVELLO
 

Enjoy tranquility in Ravello’s exquisite gardens and immerse yourself in the local village life. Villa Rufolo was built on an existing Roman structure, with a 30 metre high tower that overlooks Piazza Duomo. The Wagner Symphonic Music Festival takes place in the garden in July.

Furore FURORE
 

This tiny village is a good base from which to tackle Amalfi Coast walks with names like The Fishing Vixen. A cluster of old fishermen houses look like they have been glued to the cliffs. This is a dramatic and unique part of the Amalfi Coast. 

Path of the Gods PATH OF THE GODS
 

Take a walking tour along the ancient pathways, winding along shoreline cliffs from coastal towns through rustic woodland, and up to beautiful villages perched on craggy peaks. You can go beyond the crowds – just make sure you are reasonably fit! 

Limoncello LIMONCELLO
 

The golden treasure of Amalfi. Locals affectionately call it sunshine wine and serve it chilled, like summer champagne. Walk the streets of Amalfi, from the bustling tourist district to the small villages dotting the coastline, and you will see dozens of shops displaying beautifully shaped bottles of homemade limoncello. 

Public Transport PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Public transport along the coast is cheap and fairly efficient. Blue buses run from Salerno to Amalfi, and from Amalfi to Sorrento and Ravello. There is a local service within the towns. Ferries connect the principal towns of the Amalfi Coast and can be quicker than buses. 
Ferries FERRIES

During the summer months of April through to October a ferry service runs between Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Salerno. In the winter months ferries only run between Naples and Sorrento but are subject to cancellation due to rough seas.
Pompeii POMPEII AND HERCULEANEUM DAY TRIP FROM AMALFI

Visit two ancient Roman towns with a large group in an air-conditioned bus. Stroll through Pompeii and Herculaneum with your guide to learn about the history. Walk through the alleys of what was once the most important commercial centre of the area. See the main features, such as the Temple of Jovis, the Macellum, and the public baths.
Sorrento Food Tour SORRENTO FOOD WALKING TOUR

Eat your way around Sorrento, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast on this small-group guided food tour. Stroll the streets of charming Sorrento with your guide, stopping at eight family-run restaurants, deli’s and markets to indulge in an array of local edible delights. Eat everything from homemade gnocchi to buffalo mozzarella to prosciutto and gelato. And then wash it all down with locally made beer, wine and limoncello.



AMALFI COAST ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite hotel and apartment-hotel options in the Amalfi Coast.
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Hotel Miramalfi
HOTEL MIRAMALFI, AMALFI
★★★★
This family owned hotel, built in the 1950s, got its name from when the owner stood on the terrace and emotionally said, “Mira... Amal!” or “Look... Amalfi!”. The same family still owns the hotel and you’ll know what he meant when you see the spectacular vista. Rooms have views out to sea and there’s a great pool perched on top of the rocks.
Art Hotel Pasitea
ART HOTEL PASITEA, POSITANO
★★★★
Located dramatically on the cliffs of Positano, offering spectacular views from every room's private balcony to the Mediterranean Sea. Within walking distance of the Fornillo Beach and Church of Santa Maria Assunta. The hotel is typical of the Mediterranean architecture of white and lava stone decorations with wrought iron furniture.
Maison La Minervetta
MAISON LA MINERVETTA, SORRENTO
★★★★
Family owned and operated since the 1950s, this gorgeous, Mediterranean style hotel has been fully restored and all rooms have sea views. Perched on a ridge overlooking the Bay of Naples, it is just 15 minutes walk to the centre of the town and you can connect to the famous fishing village, Marina Grande, via its own private staircase.





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