What is the Amalfi Coast?

Simply put, the Amalfi Coast (Costiera amalfitana) is one of the most awe-inspiring and beautiful places in all of Italy, and it sits on the northern stretch of the Gulf of Salerno where the towns of Amalfi, Positano among others line the steep and rocky coastline that overlooks the glittering Tyrrhenian Sea. Picture-perfect and as if copied directly from a postcard, each one of these charming towns and villages is visited by millions of tourists every year. Our site is here to provide a detailed insight into every possibility that a holiday on the Amalfi Coast can offer you.

The main towns of the Amalfi Coast

Why visit the Amalfi Coast

There are many reasons to visit, some of the top ones are: to take in the variety of colours, explore the lay of the land and its natural contours as well as try original, local cuisine. Why not also tour the region and discover the story behind its nickname, ‘the Lemon region of Italy’? Alternatively, you can explore the ruins of Pompeii or summit the nearby volcano, Mt. Vesuvius. You could even buy a couple of ceramic products (a regional specialty) to take home. What is better than a locally made souvenir from your holiday on the Amalfi Coast?

Plan your holiday


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Choosing where to stay

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Choosing your hotel

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What makes the Amalfi Coast so unique?

The Amalfi Coast is a heaven for everyone, who is passionate about walking or hiking along charming, rustic paths and enjoys taking in the views. Indeed, the breath-taking panoramic views are considered the greatest attraction of the region. Simply take the short boat journey from Amalfi to Positano or walk the renowned Footpath of the Gods, and you’ll see exactly what we mean.

If you travel along the Amalfi Coast, you’ll get different feelings, each provoking a unique emotion: from admiration to giddiness, but never indifference.

Don’t forget about the other famous towns and villages in the area.

Hotel in Amalfi

Likely to sell out

Rated 5 stars out of 5

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Price starting at 39 €

Hotel in Positano


Rated 5 stars out of 5

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Price starting at 110 €

Budget hotels

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Rated 5 stars out of 5

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Price starting at 179 €

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