Amalfi

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The Amalfi Coast seriously challenges anyone who sets out to describe it in original language, without resorting to what has already been said or written, or to the usual clichés. A holiday in Amalfi is an almost indescribable experience because of the magic and extraordinary beauty of its sites. Headlands, fjords, coves, caves and breathtaking views form a backdrop to what Henry Wadsworth Longfellow described as the "land beyond the sea, Where the waves and mountains meet". Holidays in Amalfi are the perfect way to experience the real beauty of the Amalfi Coast and enjoy every aspect.

There are actually many different facets to this tiny strip of land near Salerno, all coexisting harmoniously, in an almost supernatural symbiosis that combines landscapes with works of art, history, culture and civilisation. There is diversity both in the natural environment and in the local traditions, handed down through the generations and perfectly displayed - to give just two examples - in products like the typical Amalfi lemon and the artistic ceramics of Vietri sul Mare. All these unique charms create the real mystery of the Amalfi Coast, which has remained unfathomable for centuries. Of course, sun, sea and enchanting scenery aren't enough to fully capture the pure, authentic soul of this land.

Whether you arrive from Sorrento or Salerno, Amalfi presents a thrilling spectacle. White houses clinging to the rocky hillsides contrast with the grandeur of Amalfi's Cathedral in the town centre. The entrance to the beautiful Cathedral, dedicated to the apostle Saint Andrew, is at the top of a 57-step staircase. On the right side of the Cathedral stands the twelfth century bell tower, beneath which is the Paradise cloister, with the adjoining Church of the Crucifix, where visitors can follow a brief trail to discover the religious soul of Amalfi. From the atrium of the Cathedral, which dominates the square surrounding the statue of Amalfi's patron saint, you'll glimpse the corners of the old stately buildings, now used as hotels, and the narrow winding streets and alleys you can follow to discover Amalfi.

Strolling along Amalfi's streets, you'll discover Piazza dei Dogi, once known as Piazza dei Ferrari, or Blacksmiths' Square, on account of the traditional blacksmiths' workshops that once were here. From this spot, other lanes lead off in every direction. Going one way you'll come to the sea, passing by the entrance to the old Republican Arsenals, while in the opposite direction you'll reach Vagliendola, a neighbourhood where turreted aristocratic homes still stand. Moving on, you'll come to the western gate of the town, where the road carries on to the Cappuccini Hotel, once the Convent of Saint Peter Rectory, founded in the 13th century.

Another alley leads towards the centre of Amalfi as far as Piazza dello Spirito Santo. But Amalfi definitely doesn't end here. Continuing along the main road you'll come to the northern gate of the old town, beyond which lies the Valley of the Mills. Here stands the Paper Museum, which houses the equipment and tools once used to hand down the tradition of paper-making in Amalfi, now largely taken over by Cartiera Amatruda. Another interesting museum is the Museum of Country Life, which exhibits the characteristic local farming tools used to cultivate the famously fragrant and sought-after coastal lemon known as the "Sfusato Amalfitano".

Whether you seek quiet and secluded beaches or well-equipped, easy-to-reach bathing establishments, you'll find a beach for you between Amalfi and the surrounding area. The Spiaggia Grande beach in Amalfi is definitely the most lively on the Amalfi Coast, while the one in Atrani is usually visited by families with small children. The Spiagga del Duoglio beach is great for sports, while boats leaving from Amalfi's dock take you to the unique spectacular coves, which are only accessible by sea.

From Amalfi to Positano, Praiano to Minori: thirty-seven kilometres of coastline for an unforgettable adventure. Holiday packages to Amalfi are the combination you need to open your eyes to this new world.

Hotel Bellevue Suite
Hotel Bellevue Suite
3 out of 5
Via Mauro Comite, n. 26, Amalfi, SA
The price is £65 per night from 17 Nov to 17 Nov
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Amalfi Harbour, Amalfi Cathedral and Ancient Arsenals of the Amalfi Republic. Church of San Pancrazio ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (576 reviews)
"Very lovely Hotel with Spectacular views. Everyone was friendly and went out of their way to ensure that we had everything we needed. The location was great only a short walk to Amalfi. Overall a Wonderful experience that is highly recommended."

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2021

Hotel Bellevue Suite
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 £152 per night from 24 Nov to 24 Nov
Situated near the beach in Amalfi, this luxury hotel is in the same region as Terminal Traghetti.
4.7/5 Exceptional! (350 reviews)
"The best hotel I have ever stayed at! Great location! Beautiful views! Amazing service from all the staff."

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2021

NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi
Hotel Miramalfi
Hotel Miramalfi
4 out of 5
via Salvatore Quasimodo 3, Amalfi, SA
The price is £229 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
Located in Amalfi, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Amalfi Harbour. Amalfi Beach and Cloister ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (438 reviews)
"Amazing views, free shuttle, great food"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2021

Hotel Miramalfi
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Amalfi Resort
Amalfi Resort
Via M. del Giudice, Amalfi, SA
The price is £62 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Located in the heart of Amalfi, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula, Paper Mill Museum and Cloister of Paradise (Chiostro ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (95 reviews)
"A nice hotel with a great pool which is a huge plus in summer. The place is a walk up from the main piazza on the main road up so a bit of a walk but not difficult. Just a little tiring for young kids. Nice quite area though and a small shop right next door to buy a few things like water, beer and ..."

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2019

Amalfi Resort
House
House
Via Giovanni d'Amalfi 34, Amalfi, Campania
Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Sorrento Peninsula, Amalfi Harbour and Emerald Grotto. Amalfi Beach and Cloister of ...
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Apartments Amalfi Design
Apartments Amalfi Design
The price is £96 per night from 25 Oct to 25 Oct
Located in the heart of Amalfi, this apartment building is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula, Cloister of Paradise (Chiostro del Paradiso) and Amalfi Cathedral. ...
3.9/5 Good! (17 reviews)
SIMPLY PERFECT APARTMENT AND HOST!!!
"Amazing location and apartment. Location is just a minute walk from the central plaza in Amalfi. Angela was the perfect host and provided us with all the information to make our stay great (restaurants, attractions, tours, etc.). Everything was in perfect functioning order (including great wi-fi) ..."

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2018

Apartments Amalfi Design
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