The Amalfi Coast stretches 50 kilometres along the south of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula. Along the region sit 13 towns, all attracting visitors largely due to the scenery and Mediterranean climate but also their churches and cathedrals. The sudden drops of the cliff edges aren’t for those nervous of heights but the shorelines provide some beautiful views across the water. In 1997 the Amalfi Coast became a World Heritage Site and therefore protected under the United Nations, whilst computer game enthusiasts may recognise the landscape from Gran Turismo.
The nearest airport to the Amalfi Coast is Naples, approximately 60km away. If you’re travelling around the coast by bus, a ticket valid for 24 hours will cost €7.20 or a 3-day pass for €18. There are various boat companies available, however the Metro del Mare connects most of the towns costing between €9 and €15 with the longest journey time being 30-40 minutes. If you’re hiring a car for your holiday, be aware that the roads are close to the cliff edges, so even experienced drivers should approach with caution.
In the summer months the Amalfi Coast attracts tourists from all over the world, however to avoid the heat it’s best to visit between May to June or September to October. With various towns and attractions along the coast, take time to investigate where appeals to you most. It is however easy to get around with the standard busses and boats, but with lots of historic churches and villas there are plenty of educational tours available too making it a fun day out for all the family.
If visiting the Amalfi Coast, choose from a wide range of private rentals, houses and apartments in Salerno. Whether you are looking to stay by the sea, or further inland then the local bus service makes it easy to get around and visit the shoreline of the Amalfi Coast.
The coastline offers stunning views and there a various site seeing tours, but boat is the way to go, where you can stop at the numerous towns along the way. On land there’s the nature reserve of Valle Delle Ferriere or the Villa Cimbrone Gardens along with the huge Duomo di Sant’Andrea Apostolo cathedral.
Learn more about the Amalfi Coast with details on the geography and economy, a panoramic view of the coast, information on the various towns and their main attractions, along with a comprehensive list of references within popular culture.
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