The Amalfi Coast
Ready to come to Amalfi Coast? Want to know more about Amalfi Coast attractions? you’re on the right web-site! Amalfi Coast is a rocky coast that starts in the Gulf of Salerno, a pretty city, and ends at the limit with Sorrento, another amazing place to visit. The Coast hosts a series of breathless and precious towns.
Amalfi Coast has been considered World Heritage Site in 1997, it is an exclusive and famous destination since the Roman Age, a proof of this are the Roman villas, you can visit one in Minori. Amalfi Coast joined to Byzantines during the Greek- Gothic war, so they got the autonomy after the war. It has always been a strong people, in fact, it became a republic and then dukedom during the IX to XII century.
The Amalfi Coast (Italian: Costiera Amalfitana) is a stretch of coastline on the northern coast of the Salerno Gulf on the Tyrrhenian Sea, located in the Province of Salerno of southern Italy. The Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination for the region and Italy as a whole, attracting thousands of tourists annually. In 1997, the Amalfi Coast was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (More on Wikipedia)
Amalfi Coast Holidays
Who said that Amalfi Coast is a place for summer? We are provided for all the year. you are visiting Us surely because you can’t wait to discover Amalfi, Positano, Ravello and others towns. You’re not wrong, on summer you can enjoy the sun and the sea because our geographic position allows Us to take advantage of the hot climate, and there begins the magic. But come and visit Us on winter and you will see our culture and attractions.
We leave you some ideas to use on summer as well on winter:
Amalfi Cathedral of S.Andrea
One of the most famous attractions of the Amalfi Coast is obviously the S. Andrea Cathedral, simply called “Duomo di Amalfi”, situated in the heart of Amalfi, you have to go up a staircase to reach it, but it’s worthwhile. Inside you will find a colorful mosaic, the interior is a mixture of Roman, Barocco and Islamic art style. It is very suggestive during all months of the year, but let us recommend you a suggestion: come on 24th December, at midnight you’ll see the giant star descending from the mountains to the Cathedral, fab!
We have the famous “Emerald Grotto” situated in Conca Dei Marini. Its name is due to its special colour on which sunlight dances everyday. You can visit it thanks to the various boats for tourists, and on the Christmas period you will find the most fantastic underwater nativity scene, it’s peculiar because divers modify the scene day by day. Made in Vietri ceramics and hand painted, the Nativity is situated four meters under sea level. It has been invented by Amalfi Coast inhabitants in 1956 to honor their passed away loved ones. There you can also find the statue donated by Vatican on 2007.
Have you heard about this museum in which you can also stay? This is the delicious Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, the city of music. Built on the XII century, this residence has been conserved since many generations by Vuilleumier family. Walk among its garden and let yourself be fascinated by the extended sea view.
On winter, if you like culture don’t miss “M’illumino d’inverno”, a kermesse in Sorrento that lasts until april. It is about cinema, music, wine and gastronomy. Don’t even miss S.Francesco Church in Maiori.
Amalfi Coast Best Hotels
Are you looking for a good place where to wake up, breathe iodine and have an abundant breakfast to start well the days of your journey? We propose you a list of hotels, you will decide which is the most comfortable to you . Amalfi Coast offers a wide range of hotels with a competent staff, it will surely be helpful to you and will suggest you ideas for excursions and restaurants.
You will find clean rooms, copious breakfasts and good positions that will allow you to visit other towns out of the coast as Salerno, Paestum or Naples. Sea view and good food are a must even for the smaller b&b! Some of our hotels are next to the beach, so you won’t worry about driving. Praiano, Positano, Minori, all towns have marvelous beaches resorts. Have a look to this list and check the hotel that fits you!
- Hotel Europa, based in Minori, picturesque
- Hotel Bristol, based in Vietri, very comfortable
- Hotel Olimpico, based in Minori, excellent
- Hotel Il Pino, based in Praiano, wonderful view
- Hotel Margherita, based in Praiano, beautiful location
- Hotel La Bussola, based in Amalfi, magnificent position
What to visit in Amalfi Coast
The Civic Museum and Paper Museum are a bit of a hike, but hey, keeps us fit! There’s also trekking to see the beautiful sea views and if that’s not enough, why not just shop? Limoncello, local wine and typical bits and bobs.
Another incredible attraction is “Sentiero Degli Dei” the path of Gods, where if you’ve got the stamina It is worthwhile for all that hiking! From Agerola, Bomerano or from Praiano, to get to the area of Nocelle, 440 meters above sea level. This pathway, obviously downhill, whereas from Praiano sea level trekkers get to Colle Serra.
Amalfi Coast best views
From Agerola, the most spectacular views of Capri, from pathway we get to Grotto del Biscotto and then will lead you on to Monte Serra. After that it’s on to Nocelle, not a very well known area that belongs to Positano. For your trekkers clothes wise, obviously comfortable trainers and long trousers, and remember to take with you sun cream and sun hat.
Don’t forget your camera for the breathtaking views, and well done to all of you who made it, you will go home with the most extraordinary pictures to show off to all of your mates! We just talked about Amalfi Duomo, a majestic mix of styles and history, and Emerald Grotto, a suggestive grotto to cross by boat.
Amalfi Coast towns
Amalfi Coast is a piece of land different from the rest of the coast. During the last geological era, the quaternary, the Salerno Gulf collapsed, and for this reason the coast is so steep now. The high rocks are now a symbol of Campania.
As the crow flies, Amalfi Coast is on the same line of Balearic Isles, Sardinia and North of Greece, so you can imagine the warm climate. The flora of the Coast is typical of Mediterranean area, and you can find two kind of beaches: the rocky ones, and the sandy ones.
Here is the list of the towns that belong to Amalfi Coast:
- Conca dei Marini
- Vietri sul Mare
Amalfi Coast best places
In The South of Italy, in a region called Campania, known for being the region of Naples, the kingdom of pizza, there are many amazing destinations, famous for quality in tourism, fashion, food and sea view. There are few places in the world like this, and for this reason whoever loves to travel must discover Amalfi Coast.
Amalfi Coast is a rocky coast long 50 kilometers that begins on the Gulf of Salerno and goes until the Sorrento peninsula. Among the well known land you can discover as sea as mountain. A tour all over the Coast is recommended: you can start by visiting Positano, have a look to its little shops, go to the Monastero Santa Rosa, go for a boat trip and go ahead to the suggestive Furore fiord, a stripe of sea between two rocks united by a bridge.
After Furore, you can go at the Emerald Grotto, in Conca dei Marini, a romantic grotto where to take marvelous pictures. In order from ovest to east, you will find the majestic Amalfi. Why don’t have a swim into its sea and a walk in the city center? We suggest You to visit the magnificent Duomo.
All beaches in Amalfi Coast are fabulous, go to Ravello, the city of music, and visit Villa Cimbrone, a castle came from fairy tales, visit it inside and walk into its garden, you will feel as in Alice in Wonderland tale and on the terrace you will be excited for the sea view. End the rout visiting Minori, its many churches, and Vietri sul Mare with its wonderful ceramic design all over the city.
Amalfi Coast Italy
What did you know about Italy before planning this trip? Just pizza, mamma mia and godfather? It isn’t so wrong, because we make a good pizza and eat a lot of it, we say mamma mia as exclamation and a good percentage of the Italian population has a godfather or godmother (but not as in the movie). Well, we are much more than these things, Italy is very good in tourism and wonderful in nature. It isn’t very good in politic, but this is another story!
If you come to Amalfi Coast you will realize that our land is really cozy, it’s in our dna. You will find cozy staff in the hotels, cozy waiters in the restaurants and even cozy drivers in your buses, it’s incredible, but true. Food is an amazing thing, everyone in the world like it, and it isn’t this heavy as people say: Italian population is on the last positions in the UE obesity chart! If you are vegan or celiac, there will surely be a restaurant or a dish for you.
Amalfi Coast Airport
If you are landing in Naples to get the Amalfi Coast, there are many ways to arrive. You can go from airport to the train station and take other trains. It will be a little bit difficult moving with luggages or even your family or a group of people.
We suggest you to call Giordano car service, the driver will come to bring you with an excellent and spacious car, it is comfortable and there’s air conditioning. The distance will be about one hour and an half or two, and on the road the driver will suggest you the best attractions of Amalfi Coast. At halfway you will stop to see the first one: the sea view. Giordano arranges also excursions and professional guides.
Enjoy your stay.