Amalfi Coast Italy Travel Guide

Amalfi Coast Italy Travel Guide
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Amalfi Coast Italy Travel Guide

The Amalfi Coast Italy has a dramatic landscape of mountains plunging to the sea with a string of picturesque towns clinging to the mountains. It has been a favourite holiday destination for Italians and international visitors for many yeaars. The Amalfi coast boasts some of the best hotels and restaurants in Italy. A drive along the Amalfi Coast Road (SS 163 Amalfitana) front Sorrento to Salerno is not for the feint hearted!

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How To Get To The Almafi Coast Italy

Ferry

Ferries regularily depart from Naples and in the summer months Capri, Salerno and Paestum. Tickets can be puurchased at the ferry port and it is best to buy them at the port vs online as any ‘tickets’ ought online are actually vouchers that have to be exchanged at the port. Timetables are available on line

Bus

SITA bus’ travel between Salerno and Amalfi and Sorrento and Amalfi. Tickets can be purchased at newsagents and bars, they cannot be purchased on line. Timetables can be found on the SITA site by selecting the ‘Campania’ region.

Train

The Circumvesuviana train travels from Naples to Sorrento and goes through Pompeii and Herculaneum,from Sorrento you can catch a bus to Amalfi.

Things To See & Do In The Amalfi Coast Italy

Amalfi Catherdral

Amalfi Catherdral

Walk down a small lane, turn a corner and wow you encounter the massive Amalfi Cathedral looming over Piazza del Duomo a pretty piazza with cafe’s and shops. Built in the 9th-century the Roman Catholic cathedral  is dedicated to the Apostle Saint Andrew whose relics are kept here

Ravello

Ravello

Ravello sits high above the coast and is home to stunning cliff side gardens. The 13th-century, Moorish-style Villa Rufolo offers far-reaching views from its terraced gardens, and hosts indoor and outdoor concerts during the popular summertime Ravello Festival. Villa Cimbrone, a medieval-style estate perched on a steep outcrop, is surrounded by another celebrated garden. Well worth a visit

Grotta dello Smeraldo

Grotta dello Smeraldo

The Grotta dello Smeraldo is a cave, partly inundated by the sea and located in Conca dei Marini four kilometres west of Amalfi town.It is one of several caves worldwide, that is flooded with a brilliant blue or emerald light. The cave has huge stalagmites growing down from the ceiling and stalactites rising up from the ground. Take stairs from the carpark down to row boats.

Path of the Gods

Path of the Gods

The Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods) is named for the spectacular scenery and views ones encounters on the walk The path links the tiny hilltop tows of Agerola with Nocelle.  Ideally, walkers should walk from Agerola to Nocelle, and not vice-versa; the route runs gently downhill from this direction, with magnificent views of the Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri.

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