Travel to Amalfi

Amalfi

From the coast of Sorrento to Salerno, including the stunning towns of Ravello, Praiano, Positano, and Amalfi. The blue of the sea, the green of the Mediterranean shrubs, and the citrus tree-covered terraces blend with colorful rooftops along the coast, making it one of the most picturesque drives along Italy's coast. The winding road snakes through deep valleys, curves around rocky promontories, always offering a breathtaking view of the sea, then descends to the beach and climbs again, revealing a succession of views and stunning panoramas.


The 9th century Roman Catholic cathedral of Amalfi

Photo: The cathedral of Amalfi from the 9th century

Amalfi

A landscape unique in the world, shaped by bays, coves, cliffs, and small villages set against the mountain face. A picturesque scene with alleys, staircases, and a view over a spectacular azure sea, it's a mesmerizing landscape in Amalfi, the town after which the entire coast is named. The majestic cathedral dedicated to Sant'Andrea stands as a testament to the once mighty Maritime Republic's glorious past.

Furore

Furore is an open-air gallery of contemporary art, evident in the murals that adorn homes, public buildings, and squares.

Positano

Positano is one of the jewels of this paradise. Starting from the beach, the town rises against the cliff, with streets and alleys where boutiques showcase the typical Positano fashion. At the heart of Positano stands the grand majolica dome of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which houses several valuable pieces, including a marble altar.

Ravello

Another gem of the coast is Ravello, an elegant town surrounded by greenery and characterized by graceful villas. It's famous worldwide for its annual music festival. In the center lies Piazza Vescovado, Palazzo Rufolo, and the cathedral with its splendid portal.

Atrani and Other Villages

The medieval village of Atrani is characterized by alleys, arches, courtyards, squares, and stairs. Since the Netflix series 'Ripley' came out a must visit for loads of visitors, since part of the series was filmed in this romantic village. Minori is a delightful seaside town with an ancient Roman villa. Praiano is an old and peaceful fishing village inland that traditionally processed silk and yarns.

How to get there

The Amalfi Coast, with its picturesque seaside towns, cliffside lemon groves, and azure waters, is one of Italy's most iconic destinations. If you're looking to get to Amalfi, the principal town of the Amalfi Coast, there are several options to consider, depending on where you're coming from. Here's a guide to reaching Amalfi:

1. Arriving by Air:
Naples International Airport (NAP): This is the closest major airport to the Amalfi Coast. Once you arrive here, you can take a taxi, private transfer, or bus to Sorrento, then continue to Amalfi. Alternatively, you can take a ferry from Naples to Sorrento or Salerno and then another ferry to Amalfi during the warmer months.

2. By Train:
There isn't a direct train to Amalfi, but the nearest major train station is in Salerno. From major Italian cities like Rome, Florence, or Naples, you can take a train to Salerno. Once in Salerno, you can catch a SITA bus or ferry to Amalfi.

3. By Bus: 
SITA Buses: These buses connect major towns along the Amalfi Coast. You can catch one from Sorrento or Salerno to Amalfi. However, keep in mind that during the summer, these buses can be crowded, and the winding roads of the coast might be a bit nauseating for some.

4. By Ferry:
During the tourist season (typically April to October), ferries operate between Naples, Sorrento, Salerno, Positano, and Amalfi. This is a scenic way to travel, offering stunning views of the coastline.

5. By Car:
While driving offers the most flexibility, the roads of the Amalfi Coast are narrow, winding, and often congested, especially in the summer months. If you're not familiar with the area or not comfortable driving in such conditions, it might not be the best option. If you decide to drive, be cautious and consider renting a smaller vehicle.

6. Private Transfer:
For a hassle-free and comfortable journey, you can book a private transfer from Naples or Salerno. It's the most convenient option, but it's also more expensive than public transportation.

7. From Rome:
If you're starting in Rome, the easiest way to reach the Amalfi Coast is to take a high-speed train from Rome's Termini Station to Salerno, and from there, catch a ferry or bus to Amalfi.

Remember, the Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination, especially during the summer months. It's advisable to book accommodations and transfers in advance, and to be aware of the schedules of buses and ferries if you're depending on them. 

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