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Amalfi Coast
Travel Guide

Emerald Grotto which includes interior views, caving and caves

Walk, drive or sail along the stunning coastline south of Naples, where villages and vineyards perch atop craggy cliffs.

See vineyards and ancient ruins as you make your way along the 45-kilometre (28-mile) road that winds its way along the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy. Visit towns such as Praiano, Minori or Ravello to see churches and villas perched high above the sea.

The dramatic views and secluded beaches of the Amalfi Coast are a favourite among celebrities, and many hotels, restaurants and bars cater to a wealthy clientele. Don’t be put off; you’ll still find plenty of accommodation and food to suit any budget.

Find your own stretch of sand, throw down a towel and relax. The small beaches along the coast can get crowded, so hire a boat from Amalfi and discover the wealth of hidden coves that are difficult to reach from land.

Put on a comfortable pair of shoes and take to the hiking trails that snake between villages. Don’t miss the “Path of the Gods” between Positano and Praiano. The 10-kilometre (6.2-mile) walk is the least strenuous along the coast and has become something of a pilgrimage for visitors who come to take in some of Italy’s most picturesque views.

Gardens perched along the cliff tops offer more of the same incredible vistas and can be explored at a leisurely pace. Go to Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo to wander through tiered landscapes filled with flowers.

In the towns and villages along the coast you’ll find ancient churches, some dating back to the 12th century. Visit the icon of the Black Madonna in Positano’s Church of Santa Maria Assunta and the silver bust of St. Luke in the San Luca Church in Praiano.

The Amalfi Coast has a Mediterranean climate, so expect hot summers and mild winters. Get around using the affordable SITA (Società Italiana Trasporti Automobilistici) buses that run between towns. The narrow roads can become gridlocked during the busy tourist months between June and August. You’ll find less traffic and cooler weather in May and September, the best time to explore this incredible coastline.

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Luna Convento
Luna Convento
4 out of 5
Via Pantaleone Comite 33, Amalfi, SA
The price is AU$465 per night from 15 May to 16 May
Located in the heart of Amalfi, this hotel is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Amalfi Beach. Atrani Beach and Amalfi Cathedral are also within 10 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (367 reviews)
Great hotel. Amazing pool.
"Fantastic hotel. The pool is particularly marvellous. The ability to sit and look into Amalfi and then jump from this area into the sea is spectacular."

Reviewed on 27 Aug. 2020

Luna Convento
Caruso, A Belmond Hotel, Amalfi Coast
Caruso, A Belmond Hotel, Amalfi Coast
5 out of 5
Piazza San Giovanni Del Toro 2, Ravello
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Situated near the beach, this luxury property is within 2 mi (3 km) of Villa Rufolo, Atrani Beach and Maiori Beach. Amalfi Beach and Pompeii Forum are also within ...
5/5Exceptional! (37 reviews)
Honeymoon at Belmond Carusi
"We chose Belmond Caruso after a very long and detailed analysis of the hotels in the area. The other hotels we were comparing it with are Palazzo Avino, Monastero Santa Rosa and Villa Cimbrone. Belmond was consistently rated above Monastero Santa Rosa and indeed we found has a much more practical ..."

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2020

Caruso, A Belmond Hotel, Amalfi Coast
NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi
NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi
5 out of 5
Via Annunziatella 46, Amalfi, SA
The price is AU$472 per night from 2 May to 3 May
Situated near the beach in Amalfi, this luxury hotel is in the same region as Terminal Traghetti.
4.7/5Exceptional! (343 reviews)
Beautiful hotel
"Beautiful hotel, spotless clean, excellent location, breakfast was a little disappointing for a 5 star hotel"

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2020

NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi
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Alcione Residence
Alcione Residence
Via Cristoforo Colombo 135, Positano, SA
The price is AU$264 per night from 18 Apr. to 19 Apr.
Located in Positano City Centre, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Positano Ferry Landing. Fornillo Beach is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (152 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel with the most amazing views. The location was perfect and the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly 💗"

Reviewed on 29 Sep. 2020

Alcione Residence
Residence Due Torri
Residence Due Torri
Via Diego Taiani 7, Maiori, SA
The price is AU$52 per night from 5 May to 6 May
Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Maiori Beach. Villa Rufolo is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) away.
4.3/5Excellent! (121 reviews)
Awesome views, little hike to get to
"Stay was very comfortable however the front deskW Reception was not the best. I asked for shuttle and they were going to call me a taxi for Naples for a Cost of 120euro when they had a sign at the hotel That a shuttle was 79euro . When I mentioned this it was oh yes but you have to book that yourself ..."

Reviewed on 27 Oct. 2019

Residence Due Torri
Palazzo Margherita Positano
Palazzo Margherita Positano
Via Guglielmo Marconi 45, Positano, SA
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Positano Ferry Landing. Fornillo Beach is 0.6 mi (1 km) ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (58 reviews)
"We stayed 3 days. Palazzo Margherita is an amazing place to rest surrounding beautiful views with near mountains and sea from the terrace. Everyone we met in Positano was friendly and there were some nice shops for shopping. We will make other plan to stay on Summer!"

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2019

Palazzo Margherita Positano
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