Amalfi Coast

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Emerald Grotto showing caving, interior views and caves

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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Where to stay in Amalfi Coast

Hotel Margherita
Hotel Margherita
4 out of 5
Via Umberto I, 70, Praiano, SA
The price is £116 per night from 3 Nov to 3 Nov
Situated in Praiano, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sorrento Peninsula and Marina di Praia. Fiordo di Furore Beach and Sentiero degli Dei are also ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (521 reviews)
"Absolutamente recomendable hotel en Praiano, costa Amalfitana. Nuestra habitación con hermosa vista al mar. Fuimos recibidos con una bebida de bienvenida, su staff es muy profesional e informativo. Cuidan cada detalle muy único, bebidas completamentarias en la habitación de buena calidad, y hasta ..."

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2021

Hotel Margherita
Poseidon Hotel
Poseidon Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Pasitea 148, Positano, SA
The price is £249 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Located in the heart of Positano, this spa hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Fornillo Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Emerald Grotto and Amalfi Cathedral. Marina ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (417 reviews)
"We are so happy that we decided to stay at Poseidon Hotel. When we first pulled up to the hotel, we were grateful that they had an alcove off the one-way street to be able to stop your car and unload your luggage. This was great because we were nervous about driving in Positano and this made it easy ..."

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2021

Poseidon Hotel
Hotel Eden Roc
Hotel Eden Roc
4 out of 5
Via G. Marconi 110, Positano, SA
The price is £210 per night from 4 Nov to 4 Nov
This family-friendly Positano hotel is located on the waterfront, just steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Spiaggia Grande. Spiaggia d'Arienzo and Piazza ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (528 reviews)
"Excellent location for views of the town and see, the hotel staff is very friendly. Everything in this hotel is fantastic, and we highly recommend it"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2021

Hotel Eden Roc
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La Caravella Positano Beach, Residence
La Caravella Positano Beach, Residence
Via Rampa Teglia, 23, Positano, SA
The price is £126 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
Located in Positano City Centre, this beachfront residence is in the city centre, just steps away from Sorrento Peninsula, Spiaggia Grande and Positano Ferry ...
3.6/5 Good! (124 reviews)
Horrible experience
"It was the worst. View isn’t everything. We received a double bed sea view room while our original booking was a double bed suite with a sea view terrace. The pictures aren’t the same at all. And when we tried to reach out to solve this issue no one seemed to care and they tried to convince us and ..."

Reviewed on 31 May 2021

La Caravella Positano Beach, Residence
Alcione Residence
Alcione Residence
Via Cristoforo Colombo 135, Positano, SA
The price is £163 per night from 21 Oct to 21 Oct
Located in Positano City Centre, this residence is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula, Church of Santa Maria Assunta and Positano Tourist Office. Piazza dei ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (157 reviews)
"What an unbelievable hotel with incredible views. Absolutely loved our stay."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

Alcione Residence
AMORE RENTALS - Casa Bluedream with Sea View, Terrace and Jacuzzi in Positano
AMORE RENTALS - Casa Bluedream with Sea View, Terrace and Jacuzzi in Positano
Via Corvo, 21, Positano, Campania
Situated in Positano, this holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Positano Town Hall. Fornillo Beach and Piazza dei Mulini are also ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Beautiful apartment with a great view
"Apartment was as advertised. It was bright and very clean. The view from the large terrace overlooking Positano and the sea was spectacular. We had a problem with one shower and it being the weekend no plumber was available. That turned out to be a minor issue. Something we thought was a bit deceptive ..."

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2021

AMORE RENTALS - Casa Bluedream with Sea View, Terrace and Jacuzzi in Positano
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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