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Amalfi Coast Travel Information

Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Amalfi coast is Italy’s scenic seaside highway

The Amalfi Coast, known as Costiera Amalfitana in Italian runs about 50 km along the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Province of Salerno, Italy. Amalfi village is the community that gave the coast its name. It must be noted that Sorrento is not included in the Amalfi Coast, but there is a common misconception that it is.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the coast and smell the fragrance of lemon groves while walking along the coast. The production of lemons in abundance at the coast is a distinguishing feature of this area. Thus, even the tourist shops put various lemon-themed products on sale. Do not forget to sip sweet Limoncello lemon drink on your Amalfi Coast tour.

Visitors stroll around the coast to enjoy magical views of the mingling of the horizon and zenith. Steep slopes dip their feet in the sea. Swimming here is not so pleasing as the narrow tracts of sand with houses in between extend into the sea. Another reason is that the public beach in the village is small and rocky. Even the number plates of the houses have been decorated with lemons. The month of November is the lemon harvest season. Thus, you may plan your visit around the same.

If you wish to stay away from the hustle and bustle of this tourist destination, you may choose to stay in any of the hotels in Ravello – the City of Music. It is a stunning viewpoint located up in the hills. It takes around half an hour to reach Ravello. Your visit to Ravello would be a real feast for your senses – eyes, ears, and tongue. Hear amazing musical performances while enjoying the exotic food and panoramic sights.

Besides relaxing upon the beach, you may also take a boat ride to reach the cave of Grotta di Smeraldo. The water in the cave reflects emerald color when the light falls on it.

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Amalfi Coast Map

Amalfi Coast Map

Location Map showing Amalfi Coast in Italy

Amalfi Coast Facts

  • The Amalfi Coast was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
  • Amalfi is said to be the first place in Europe to make contemporary paper.
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Where is Amalfi Coast?

The Amalfi Coast is located south of the Bay of Naples between Sorrento and Salerno. It can be reached at from Naples. There is no train service that takes people along the Amalfi Coast and the only means to get there are by bus, boat, and car. The Pontecagnano Airport is located at a distance of around 45 km.

Best Time To Visit Amalfi Coast

The weather is best in the Spring and Fall. It would even be ideal to visit the Amalfi Coast in the winter around Christmas for clear visibility. However, since the days are shorter in the winter, tourists have to make the most of their time during daylight. Summer is generally hot and humid which also limits visibility for those who want to trek. The heat is not oppressive and the city is much calmer in September.

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Nearby Attractions Diocesan Museum, Duomo – Cattedrale Sant’Andrea, Museo Arsenale Amalfi, Museo della Carta, and La Caravella Art Gallery.

 

Don’t miss Italy major attractions:  Leaning Tower of Pisa, Amalfi Coast, Venice, Colosseum, Rome, Portofino, Uffizi Gallery, Pompeii.

Published On: Tuesday, February 4th, 2014