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Amalfi CoastItaly

Amalfi, the main town on the popular Amalfi Coast, is a fine example of Italian seaside. The town stretches from its cosy spot in the cliffs down to the beaches below, lined with shops selling Italian wares, gelato and coffee.

When you arrive on the Amalfi Coast, you know you’re somewhere special. As you descend into the town of Amalfi you’ll spot places that you’ll want to return to for leisurely coffee, or to peek inside promising shops selling art and trinkets.

In the centre of the town is the Cathedral of St Andrew, which sits atop a grand staircase leading up to the cathedral.Be sure to stop to admire the architecture. The highlight of the cathedral must be the Chiostro del Paradiso, a cloister with a serene garden that invites you to take a gentle stroll before returning to the narrow streets.

Amalfi has a lovely selection of beaches for stretching out on when you’ve spent hours traversing the snaking streets and alleys. Marina Grande is the main beach with bright, cheerful parasols to catch some shade from the summer sun and there are cafes along the beach so you don’t have to wander far for snacks and drinks. From the nearby harbour, take a boat to Emerald Grotto or Furore Fjord, or visit the isle of Capri, with its Piazzetta Square and boutique shopping.

The abundant lemon trees and olive groves inspire the local menus. Don’t forget to sample the limoncello, and of course, traditional Italian gelato that comes in an array of tempting flavours. In fact, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dining in Amalfi, whether it’s fine dining that takes your fancy or something more casual in a seafront eatery.

Make the most of your location to venture further along the coast and discover other towns, too, including Positano and Ravello. The latter has a simply stunning open air theatre, so check and see if there any performances before you visit. You won’t be disappointed to spend an evening in this beautiful setting.

With its terrific views across the Bay of Naples to the imposing Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento is another appetising day trip from Amalfi.

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Top hotels in Amalfi Coast

Hotel Marina Riviera
Hotel Marina Riviera
4 out of 5
Via P Comite 19, Amalfi, SA

Situated by the sea, this romantic hotel is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula, Amalfi Beach and Amalfi Cathedral. Atrani Beach and Amalfi Harbour are also within ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (542 reviews)

"Great location with stunning views over Amalfi and the bay. Staff were extremely accommodating and helpful. Good choice at breakfast and well served."…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2019

Hotel Marina Riviera
4 out of 5
Via Cristoforo Colombo 50, Positano, SA

Nestled on the beach, this Positano City Centre hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Positano Ferry Landing. Fornillo Beach is 0.4 mi (0.7 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (233 reviews)

"The most luxurious hotel I've ever stayed in. We enjoyed every moment of our stay. The view was stunning, the rooms large and clean. We loved the bathroom jacuzzi tub and the way you could control the lighting in the bathroom. The restaurant was good. We also loved the infinity pool and jacuzzi overlooking ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2019

Conca D'oro
Conca D'oro
4 out of 5
Via Boscariello, 16, Positano, SA

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fornillo Beach and Positano Town Hall. Church of Santa Maria Assunta and Spiaggia ...

4.3/5Excellent! (295 reviews)
Amazing Hotel, View and Price!

"We had an amazing stay in the off season of Positano, the hotel was beautiful and clean and the staff was AMAZING! They held our luggage all day, and gave us all the best places to go during the off season, and even arranged dinner plans for us! We l loved our stay here!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2019

Conca D'oro
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Top Holiday Rentals in Amalfi Coast

Residence Due Torri
Residence Due Torri
Via Diego Taiani 7, Maiori, SA

Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Maiori Beach. Villa Rufolo is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

4.3/5Excellent! (120 reviews)
Great property!

"Really enjoyed our one day stay. Mostly, figured out a great property for future use. Views were spectacular."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2019

Residence Due Torri
Alcione Residence
Alcione Residence
Via Cristoforo Colombo 135, Positano, SA

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! (151 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
Amalfi Old Square
Amalfi Old Square
Via Mastalo II Duca, Amalfi

Situated in Amalfi, this apartment building is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Amalfi Cathedral. Amalfi Beach and Amalfi Harbour are also within 10 ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"Extremely clean and great location. Only a few minutes walk to the marina. The host was so wonderful and greeted us at the port to guide us to the property. Really it had everything we needed for our stay in Amalfi. Amazing."…"

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2020

Amalfi Old Square
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