Amalfi Coast Holidays
Without a doubt, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most stunning areas of Italy. With lofty mountains plunging into the sea, quaint towns and lush forests, the Amalfi Coast is truly picturesque. Not only has the stunning landscape made the coast a popular resort for honeymooners, but it has also been recognized by UNESCO for its outstanding Mediterranean beauty.
From the coastal resorts of Amalfi and Positano to the clifftop destinations of Sorrento and Salerno, there are plenty of interesting places to visit.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the Amalfi Coast is between April and early-June. During these months the weather is pleasant and you will avoid the crowds and high prices which accompany peak season. If possible, avoid visiting the Amalfi Coast in August. During this month the coast is very overcrowded and the weather can be too hot for some travellers.
The Amalfi Coast is home to some of Italy’s classiest accommodation options including opulent palazzi and intimate but luxurious bed-and-breakfasts. Luxury resorts on the Amalfi offer a range of amenities including, gyms and spas.
On the other hand, if you do not plan on spending much time in the hotel at all, there are plenty of small, family-run hotels and guesthouses which offer cheap and welcoming accommodation.
As the Amalfi Coast is such a popular destination, make sure that you book your accommodation well in advance, especially if you plan on visiting during the peak season. Not only will booking in advance help you secure a cheap rate, but it will also grant you access to a larger selection of hotels as the best hotels get booked up early.
There are a number for fantastic locations to visit on the Amalfi Coast and the rest of this guide outlines the attractions of some of our favourites.
Amalfi is the largest city on the Amalfi Coast and is often a popular destination for holidaymakers. While many people find it hard to pull themselves away from the sunny coastline, inland there are some beautiful attractions to explore, including the Duomo and the Chiostro del Paradiso. However, perhaps the most famous of the city’s attractions is the Grotto dello Smeraldo, a sea cavern famous for the emerald colour of its sea floor. There are regular boat and bus trips to the cavern from Amalfi.
With pastel-painted houses cascading from the cliff into the sea, Positano is certainly one of the most breath-taking destinations on the Amalfi Coast. There are two main beaches by the town: the Spiaggia Grande and Spiaggia del Fornillo. The former is the busiest of the two beaches and is a great desintation for those on holiday with their family. On the other hand, if you are looking for somewhere more secluded, Spiaggia del Fornillo is the place to go. In addition, Spiaggia del Fornillo is a good spot for diving.
Sorrento is one of the most popular of the holiday resorts on the Amalfi Coast. While the destination does not have a long beachfront, there are a handful of small beaches near the marinas. The Piazza Tasso is the heart of the town and many of Sorrento’s major attractions can be found in close proximity to this lively square including St. Anthony Basilica and he Palazzo Correale.