Amalfi

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Amalfi featuring a city

Stroll past whitewashed houses and take in coastal views as you make your way around the Amalfi Coast’s main town, a former maritime power.

Amalfi is the main town of the Amalfi Coast and is known for its picturesque whitewashed houses and narrow winding streets. The town sits in the shadow of the Lattari Mountains and has views out over the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the water vistas as you explore churches and monuments dedicated to the small town’s rich past.

More than a thousand years ago Amalfi was a major maritime hub and merchants came and went from all over the Mediterranean to trade here. It even minted its own coins up until 1343, when a devastating tsunami destroyed much of the town’s infrastructure.

Walk down the alleys of the sleepy harbour town and find remnants of its powerful past in hidden courtyards and whitewashed houses. Boats were once built in shipyards that today house souvenir shops, and luxury yachts fill the marina where merchant ships once stood. Soak up the atmosphere from the promenade that runs along the harbour.

Walk to the Piazza del Duomo, the town’s main square, to admire the facade of the Cathedral of St. Andrew. See elements of Moorish, Byzantine, Gothic and Baroque styles in the cathedral’s striking architecture. St. Andrew was one of Christ’s apostles and his bones are kept in a crypt inside. Stroll beneath the arches of the Cloister of Paradise where many of the area’s nobles were buried.

The Piazza del Duomo is a meeting place for locals who gather on the steps of the cathedral. Drink strong Italian coffee in cafés surrounding the square.

Amalfi is known as one of the earliest producers of paper in Europe and its 13th-century paper mill still stands today. Tour the Paper Mill Museum that’s housed inside.

Get to Amalfi by bus from Positano, Salerno, Sorrento and Naples. The SITA bus company offers regular and affordable services. Access to Amalfi by private car is strictly controlled and numbers are limited in summer during peak tourist times. If you are driving, you’ll need to check with Amalfi’s tourist office before setting off on your journey in July and August.

Hotel Amalfi
Hotel Amalfi
3 out of 5
Via Dei Pastai 3, Amalfi, SA, 84011
The price is AU$278 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Amalfi. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (498 reviews)
"Excellent staff, very helpful. Good base to explore Amalfi coast."

Reviewed on 24 Apr. 2022

Hotel Amalfi
Hotel Miramalfi
Hotel Miramalfi
4 out of 5
via Salvatore Quasimodo 3, Amalfi, SA, 84011
The price is AU$972 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Amalfi. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a private beach. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (457 reviews)
"Most amazing views of amalfi coast. Staff was super friendly and helpful. The breakfast at the hotel was the best!"

Reviewed on 12 May 2022

Hotel Miramalfi
Hotel Residence - Amalfi
Hotel Residence - Amalfi
4 out of 5
Via Delle Repubbliche Marinare 9, Amalfi, SA, 84011
The price is AU$407 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Amalfi. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (589 reviews)
"We had the best room. It had a great view and two balcony’s."

Reviewed on 12 May 2022

Hotel Residence - Amalfi
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Apartments Amalfi Design Sea View
Apartments Amalfi Design Sea View
Via Annunziatella, 22, Amalfi, Salerno, 84011
The price is AU$439 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Amalfi. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Amalfi Beach and Ancient Arsenals ...
Apartments Amalfi Design Sea View
apartment/ flat with terrace in historical center Amalfi - LUNA
apartment/ flat with terrace in historical center Amalfi - LUNA
Amalfi, Campania
Stay at this apartment in Amalfi. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace and a patio. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the family amenities in their reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Great location and nice apartment with lovely view
"We loved our stay in Amalfi ! Great apartment with a wonderful view of the town . The owner Rita was very responsive and left us a very nice welcome basket with a bunch of snacks Only suggestions are 1) let people know in advance the best way to get to the flat with the fewest number of steps, there ..."

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2019

apartment/ flat with terrace in historical center Amalfi - LUNA
House for families with terrace and sea view just 2km from the center of Amalfi
House for families with terrace and sea view just 2km from the center of Amalfi
Amalfi, Campania
Stay at this apartment in Amalfi. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and limo/town car service. Popular attractions Amalfi Beach and Amalfi Harbour are located ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Nice flat with gorgeous views
"The flat is very clean and as per description. Very nice owner and management team. The views are stunning and are definitely worth it."

Reviewed on 25 Apr. 2022

House for families with terrace and sea view just 2km from the center of Amalfi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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