Villa Cimbrone in Ravello is one of the most prestigious Hotels de Charme in the entire Mediterranean.Over the years the villa has hosted many illustrious names such as Forster, D.H. Lawrence, Piaget, Eliot, Moore and Virginia Woolf.
Enjoy a stay on the Amalfi Coast - the Divina Costiera, a piece of heaven on
Welcome on the Amalfi Coast website.
Here you can find useful infos and hints for a long or short holiday on the sunny Campania, in the South of Italy. Here you can choose the right accommodation for a romantic stay or weekend in this stunning area and directly get in touch with the webistes of the Amalfi Coast hotels, B&B, residences, villas.... and know more about their special offers & last minute deals.
In 1997, the Amalfi Coast was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape. A unique mediterranean coast on the southern
side of the Sorrentine Peninsula of Italy in the Province
of Salerno, extending from Positano in the west to Vietri
sul Mare in the east: discover its cliffs, its medieval historic towns, terraced orchards, lemon, hidden creeks ...
It is characterized by creeks, coves and cliffs
on the sea, a variegated and breathtaking landscape enchanting
all the visitors coming to visit all its towns, Praiano, Positano,Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Atrani, Ravello, Scala, Tramonti, Furore, Agerola, Minori, Maiori, Cetara, Vietri
sul Mare. Enjoy your visit!
Each of these towns
has its own traditions, and natural and artitsic treasures
made of villas, gardens, sea, beaches, lemons yards, flavours
and scents.This region is chosen by tourists from all over
the world and is a very good choice thanks to its
facilities: hotels, residences, B&B, villas. Managers
and owners of all these facilities are very friendly and
the tourist feels at ease, at home.
The only land route to reach this coast is the 40 kilometres (25 miles) long Strada Statale 163. Amalfiis
the name suggests, the main town of the coast
and today an important tourist destination together with
other towns such as Ravello and Positano. There are busses and ferries along the Amalfi Coast and the nearest airport is the Salerno-Pontecagnano Airport, but the most used one is the Naples Airport (Napoli-Capodichino). For more information bout how to reach the Amalfi Coast have a look here.
There are many trips to choose or trekking ideas, such as the beautiful path called 'Sentiero degli
Dei', the fiord of Furore and
the natural reserve of Valle delle Ferriere. While
staying on Amalfi coast, tourists can also go to Capri, Sorrento,
or to Pompeii with
its excavations, to the ancient Greek towns Paestum and Velia, or
visit the Cilento area,
Palinuro and Sapri among the others.
We are glad to introduce you the magic Amalfi Coast towns
mainly spotted along the road connecting the Gulf of Salerno to that
Starting from Salerno we first meet Vietri sul Mare, thus starting our virtual drive along the whole Amalfi Coast to finally reach Sorrento. In Vietri sul Mare there is ceramic-art wherever you turn, including the dome of the Church of Saint John Baptist ; Its inhabitants proudly call it “The First Pearl of the Amalfi Coast” and together with its hamlet (frazione) Raito , located on a hillside under the Lattari Mountains, it offers a really suggestive image of this Italian coast, seen from the autoway when you arrive to Salerno from the North.
Cetara is a fishing
town and borders with Vietri sul Mare and Maiori. This town is famous for tuna and anchovy fishing. Its name take origins probably from the Latin word Cetaria meaning 'tonnara' in Italian, that is mazes of nets used for tuna fishing, with a special technique.
Maiori and Minori are both elegant towns with popular
Maiori, probably of Etruscan origin, was one of the most flourishing villages of the Coast during the ascent of the Republic of Amalfi, thanks to its fleet and its large port.
Today the town is a thriving tourist center, endowed with hotels of a high standard and able to offer its guests everything needed to enjoy a relaxing holiday on the Amalfi Coast.
Minori is a charming coastal village less than six kilometers far from Amalfi.
Its name derives from the ancient Latin name "Rheginna Minor", which in turn derived from the Rheginna River, which still flows through the valley of this area. Worth to visit in Minori are the Roman Pompeian villa, the Basilica of St. Trofimena, and the churches of Santa Lucia, San Gennaro and San Michele.
At few 700 meters from the most famous Amalfi, we meet Atrani, a village which still preserves its old character of small fishing village. Atrani, squeezed between high rock wall and the sea, at the mouth of the Valley of the Dragons, offers the tourists a fantastic setting, which perhaps is reflected in the etymology of its name:"Atranum dictum est ab oscuro". In a typically medieval urban structure and the today town develops around the churches of Santa Maddalena, San Salvatore, San Michele, Santa Rosalia, Santa Maria del Bando.
The origin of Amalfi is not a certain one. The name comes from Latina (from Melfi, a Lucan sea village abandoned by Roman people in IV century a.C. or maybe from Roman gens Amarfia, that lived in I century a.C.). A legend tells that the name comes from Amalfi, a nymph loved by Hercules.... read more.
Praiano is a small fishing town. Formerly known as Pelagium (which means "open sea"), it differs from other coastal towns by its vast open sea location and for its rocky coast towards Positano. Praiano has always been loved by tourists, since the times of the Sea Republics. In that period the doges of Amalfi chose Praiano as their summer residence.... read more.
Positano - a picturesque perfect
coastline town. Positano is called the pearl of the Amalfi Coast.
Its landscapes are famous all over the world: its white houses clinging to the hillside overlooking the sea coming up to lap the beach, the views of Positano, its distinctive architecture composed of narrow alleys, arcades, passageways, staircases, its shops with its famous Positano fashion 'Moda Positano' and, finally, its beautiful beaches..... all this make this town a tourist destination not to be missed.
Ravello - Thanks to the Ravello International Music Festival (Festival Internazionale di Musica di Ravello), Ravello has become famous all over the world. Ravello is a very quiet and chic town and from the terraces of Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, visitors can admire a wonderful panorama that once enchanted Richard Wagner and the great Greta Garbo... read more.
Scala, a town with a majestic view. Scala is a mountain centre at the feet of Lattari mountains: it looks towards Valle del Dragone at 360 m above the sea-level. It is the most ancient town of Amalfitana Coast. It is a small but nice town surrounded by chestnut groves and small oak woods, near Ravello.
Tramonti is situated between two mountains and in the past it was part of Repubblica Marinara of Amalfi.
It's a windy place and that's why Flavio Gioia, the inventor of the wind rose,
called the rigid wind coming from the north "tramontana".
Furore is a very small town of about 850 people built along a winding road. It is located between Amalfi and Positano, overlooking the hills of Praiano, and near Agerola a little more inland.The ancient name of Furore was Terra Furoris because during the stormy nights the noise of the sea was actually very loud. Furore is a very small town situated in the homonymous fiord. It develops on the beach and along the slopes of Lattari Mountains.
Il Barilotto del Nonn” rises like a pearl amid the eternally green gardens, a meeting point for those who prefer to enjoy the beauties and charm of the delightful Amalfi Coast. A splendid view of the isolated crags in the sea of Capri and of the “Isola dei Galli” make this oasis of peace even more attractive.
The Hotel Il Pino is an elegant and comfortable hotel located in the picturesque village of Praiano, in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, close to Positano. It enjoys a panoramic position between the green of the Divine Coast and the blue of sky and sea.
The Villa Scarpariello Relais is a 'Relais of Charme' situated in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast. It disposes of nice apartments and rooms with B&B treatment, all with stunning views on the Amalfi Coast ...
The La Dolce Vita Residence is situated in Maiori on the Amalfi Coast. The Residence overlooks a small bay with a little beach, called Salicerchie. La Dolce Vita Residence is only few hundred metres from the town of Maiori, and a totally relaxing and peaceful stay is guaranteed.
Rainbow Limos arranges private limo service since 5 generations. Tours of the Amalfi coast, Pompeii ruins and transfers from Naples airport to Positano or Sorrento are just few of our wide range of services...
The residence ‘Camere con Vista’ (meaning ‘Rooms with a View’) is situated in prime position on the seashore of Amalfi. Each room has stunning 180-degree views on the sea and the hilly region of the Amalfi Coastline.
The Hotel La Pergola, a very charming hotel in Amalfi, is an oasis of peace in the heart of a lemon grove. Its rooms, nearly all with private terraces, afford wonderful views of the magnificent Bay of Santa Croce, of the Amalfi Coast
The Residence Due Torri - is located in Maiori and overlooks the whole Amalfi Coast offering stunning sea views from its windows.The right choice, if you are looking for Amalfi Coast apartments. Each apartment has ceramic tiles from Vietri sul Mare in the typical Mediterranean colours and is well cared in every detail.
The Hotel Ristorante Garden lays in the centre of the historic village of Ravello, only a few steps from the main Square and Cathedral. It's named after the famous garden of the near Villa Rufolo, where R. Wagner found inspiration for "the Magic Garden" of his last major work, "Parsifal".
The Residence Hotel Casa Amalfi is located in the historic centre of Amalfi at a few meters distance from the Arabic-Norman Cathedral.Its apartments are well-furnished and comfortable, in that they still maintain the typical architecture of the Amalfi Coast. .
The country house "Il Campanile” in Minori is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, at full contact with nature. It is only 900 mt far from the sea...
The Amalfi Coast is a wonderful 'scenario' and many
tourists come every year to enjoy a stay in the elegant and nice
hotels, in a residence or a bed & breakfast in Amalfi o Positano,
and others. Some couples even choose the Amalfi Coast to celebrate
their wedding in Italy. Its history, the beauty of the landscape,
the sea, the stunning views, the monuments are all charming attractions
and food 'alla amalfitana' is very appreciated.
Accommodation on the Amalfi Coast is a real 'mission' for the
owners of hotels and any other type of structure. Visitors coming
to the Amalfi Coast can admire the architectural beauties while
staying in well-cared hotels, in elegant resorts, in a comfortable
residence or a tipycal bed & breakfast.
Amalfi Coast offers
many possibilities to arrange a customized holiday according different
needs: there are many comfortable hotels for those looking for
a thoughtless holiday, a choice of residences or bed & breakfasts
for those who prefer to be more independent. A solution for any
The Amalfi Coast has always been a perfect elegant destination for
rich people looking for luxury in elegant hotel, but also for those
who prefer cheaper accommodations in residences and bed & breakfasts,
which are preferred by all those people who prefer having a more
familiar relationship with people living in the place where they
travel. In fact, bed & breakfast owners in Amalfi Coast like
having breakfast together with all their clients and talk with
them, who can so live a perfect “amalfitana” life,
and know more about. To enjoy all the beauties of the Amalfi Coast, it is important
to leave own problems at home while staying in the hotel room,
in the residence or in the bed & breakfast and only focus on
the natural beauties of the divine Coast, on its colours, enjoying food,
wine and limoncello.. Visitors arriving to Amalfi Coast will live
a unique experience that they will never forget: once at home they
will still think again to the landscapes, the flavours, the colours
and also the names of hotels, residences, bed & breakfasts
and restaurants, where they spent memorable moments.
This is the main aim of the tourist operator of the Amalfi Coast
which are very proud when they succeed in this.