The Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana) is deservedly considered one of the most beautiful coasts of Europe.
Picture 50 km of steep cliffs kissed by the sea waves, colorful towns and villages outlining the hills along the coast with stretches of olive and lemon tree terraces. Italians love the Amalfi Coast, and it’s easy to see why! Since 1997 the Amalfi Coast has been a part of the UNESCO World Heritage, due to its architectural and artistic significance. It’s pretty difficult to stay indifferent to the charm of this unique place. The amazing views of the landscape can be soaked in from all high points along the coast. Home to many high-dining restaurants and nice hotels, be prepared to wine and dine in elegant style. However, if you’re more of a low-key traveller and not up for loosening the purse strings, there are plenty of local food and wine to be indulged during a sightseeing day trip to the little villages.
The breath-taking beauty of Amalfitana follows you on each step of the way, even if you think you’ve seen it all, be ready to be surprised once again! The unique coast includes 16 little towns and villages: Amalfi, Atrani, Cava de Tirreni, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano, Raito, Ravello, Santegigio del Monte Albino, Scala, Tramonti and Vietri Sul Mare. Each of these places have their own historic and cultural background, so it’s worth taking your time visiting and learning more about them.
The best way to explore Amalfi coast is by car. However, be aware of a tight serpantine road – if you are not so sure of your driving skills, it makes sense to take a bus tour. Or take it fancy and rent a boat – the coast looks amazing from the sea as well! If you still prefer to drive, one tip for you: the parking in Amalfi coast is quite expensive (can be up to 5 euro per hour) and it’s challenging to find an available parking spot in high season. If you are planning to book a place to stay in Amalfitana, contact your hotel or host in advance and make sure you have a parking spot available. It is also possible to make a daily roadtrip, if you are staying somewhere nearby – Naples, Sorrento, Salerno, etc.