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Amalfi CoastItaly

South of Naples is an area of great beauty and a stunning coastal route that winds its way past lemon groves, vineyards and cliff top villages.

The Amalfi Coast is a rugged stretch of coastline where ancient ruins, towns, villages and vineyards are perched atop cliffs. Villas and churches cling to slopes that plunge straight into the sea. Whether you are traveling to Praiano, Minori or Ravello, every turn along the 28-mile (45-kilometer) coast road brings dramatic views.

The Amalfi Coast has enjoyed a reputation for being an exclusive haunt of the rich and famous. While there are many expensive bars, restaurants and hotels, a visit to this resort area is suitable for all budgets.

Top of the agenda for most visitors is relaxation. The beaches are small, popular and often crowded. The coastline is also dotted with private coves, although these are often difficult to reach from the land. Rent a boat from Amalfi to find your own secluded strip of paradise.

Get active and explore the craggy landscape on foot. There are many hiking trails all over the coastline. One of the most popular and least strenuous is the ‘Path of the Gods’ between Positano and Praiano. It requires no special equipment other than a comfortable pair of walking shoes.

Enjoy more of nature’s wonders – but with less physical effort – at the gardens of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. Go for a slow meander around their tiered grounds that are nestled above the sea. The gardens are filled with thousands of flowers and have views of the coastline below.

Many of the towns and villages along the coast are home to churches filled with religious artworks. Go to the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano to see the 12th century icon of the Black Madonna. Examine the silver bust of Saint Luke in Praiano’s San Luca Church.

The Amalfi Coast enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters. The hottest and busiest months are between June and August, when there are severe traffic delays owing to the volume of vehicles, tight corners and narrow roads. The best times to visit are May and September when the weather is milder and the traffic lighter.

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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 Nov. 7, 2019

Hotel Marina Riviera
Marincanto
Marincanto
4 out of 5
Via Cristoforo Colombo 50, Positano, SA
The price is CA $176 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23

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! (231 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 Dec. 21, 2019

Marincanto
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 Nov. 21, 2019

Conca D'oro
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.

Vacation 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 Oct. 30, 2019

Residence Due Torri
Alcione Residence
Alcione Residence
Via Cristoforo Colombo 135, Positano, SA
The price is CA $169 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23

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! (150 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel with the most amazing views. The location was perfect and the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly 💗"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 29, 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 Aug. 22, 2020

Amalfi Old Square
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.

Popular places to visit in Amalfi Coast

Villa Rufolo
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Villa Rufolo

4.5/5(38 reviews)

Visit the beautiful terraced gardens that hang over the sea and once inspired the German composer Richard Wagner at this 13th century villa.

Emerald Grotto
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Emerald Grotto

4.5/5(33 reviews)

Explore this sea cave where the water glows green and a manmade work of art can be seen below the surface.

Top things to do in Amalfi Coast

Visit Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Guided Tour from Sorrento
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Visit Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Guided Tour from Sorrento

CA $116
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Positano & Amalfi Tour by Boat & Light Lunch from Sorrento
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Positano & Amalfi Tour by Boat & Light Lunch from Sorrento

CA $196
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Day Trip to Pompeii and Amalfi Coast departing from Rome
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Day Trip to Pompeii and Amalfi Coast departing from Rome

CA $799
Per adult
Private Excursion to the Amalfi Coast
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Private Excursion to the Amalfi Coast

CA $893
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Skip-the-Line Pompeii, Positano & Amalfi Coast Small-Group Tour with Lunch
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Skip-the-Line Pompeii, Positano & Amalfi Coast Small-Group Tour with Lunch

CA $355
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Private transfer from Naples (anywhere) to the Amalfi coast
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Private transfer from Naples (anywhere) to the Amalfi coast

CA $237
Per adult

Cities near Amalfi Coast

Positano which includes general coastal views, a city and a coastal town

Positano

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Vietri sul Mare

Palinuro featuring general coastal views and a bay or harbour

Salerno

Amalfi showing a city, outdoor eating and night scenes

Amalfi