Amalfi Coast, discover a paradise on earth
Amalfi Coast in short
- Address: 84011 Amalfi, Province of Salerno
- Province: Province of Salerno
- Area: 11,231 ha (43.36 sq mi)
- Criteria: Cultural
- Heritage designation: World Heritage Site
- UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription: 1997
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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)
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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 Tour
Holidays all the year!
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 tour 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.
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.
What to visit
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.
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.
Dozens of small towns
Amalfi Coast Towns are part of 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:
It is famous all over the world, a tourism destination very wanted by foreigners. Don’t miss the Cathedral, on the pier there are ferries to visit Positano and Capri, or use the boat rental to get to the marvelous beaches of Duoglio and Santa Croce. Once in Amalfi, you must walk for ways and monuments, take the main street from the central square connected to the most interesting places…
It is an ancient and characteristic sea village, famous for the “colatura di alici”, a seasoning obtained from the fermentation of anchovies, a precious ingredient of the famous spaghetti. Beaches aren’t this large but a bath in the crystal waters is a bless. It is a very loved place for windsurfers because of the wind…
The quaint town borns on heights where you can admire a unique panorama. Clean air and relax are the password here! The lower village is famous because of a small beach where once fishermen used to live. Still today you can see them. If you go in Amalfi Coast you can’t miss the Furore Fiord…
Based in the heights of the coast, you can admire breathtaking views, peculiarly from the infinite terrace in Cimbrone Villa. Ravello is a place to visit, you can’t miss it in your tour. It is also known as the “city of music” for the many concerts of musicians coming from all over the world…
Vietri sul mare is the first town coming from the Southside, the door of the coast. Pottery is the excellence and many tourists stop here to buy a pretty ceramic souvenir. The seaside is very beautiful, new refreshed and well cared. There are wide beaches with bathhouses and restaurants. We suggest you to visit the high side…
Amalfi Coast Map
Check our detailed map of all towns of our beautiful Coast
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 Salerno, excellent
- Hotel Il Pino, based in Praiano, wonderful view
Enjoy your stay!