Amalfi Coast Hotels & Holidays
About Amalfi Coast
Italy's most spectacular stretch of coastline with steep-stepped Positano, clinging to tall cliffs; Amalfi with its whitewashed villas, fisherman's dwellings, merchant town houses and luxury hotels that overlook sapphire coloured seas; and beautiful Ravello, whose lofty setting offers inspirational views.
Amalfi sits in the ravine of the Valle dei Mulini. Its churches, towers and arcaded houses are grouped together with attractive irregularity, rising above a small harbour. The town's Duomo dominates a long flight of steps and embraces a colourful piazza around which, and stretching to its seafront, narrow streets are interspersed with tempting pasta and pizza restaurants and lively cafes.
Maiori was founded during the Roman Empire when the fashion was for the aristocracy to have a villa by the coast. Today, it is the largest seaside resort on the Amalfi Coast, with a long promenade lined with beach bars and restaurants, and a long stretch of volcanic beach.
CONCA DEI MARINI
Close to Amalfi is Conca dei Marini, a town which is set on the promontory that looks to the left over a little natural inlet and to the right over the inlet of the Emerald Grotto.
Multi Centre Holidays
Experience the best of both worlds and combine your Amalfi Coast holiday with another Italian destination. Citalia offer a fantastic range of multi centre holidays, perfect for taking in all that Italy has to offer.
- Mount Vesuvius
Please note: Excursions operate seasonally. Some site entrance tickets may be payable locally.
Pompeii & Vesuvius: Wandering through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii, you can see Baths, Forums and Villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C. A coach will take you to within 1,000 metres from the top of Mount Vesuvius, and from there you can opt to walk to the very top with a specialist guide and admire the splendid panoramic views across the bay.
Full Day Excursion from £32pp
Sorrento & Herculaneum: Drive through the picturesque villages of Conca dei Marini, Furore and Praiano, before arriving in Sorrento where you'll spend the morning. In the early afternoon you'll head to Herculaneum for a guided visit of this once residential town that was buried in ashes by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
Full Day Excursion from £32pp
Pompeii & Herculaneum: Combine two of Campania's most famous archaeological sites.
Full Day Excursion from £42pp
Capri & Anacapri: Visit the towns of Capri & Anacapri for a guided walk, taking in the Gardens of Caesar Augustus with spectacular views over the Faraglioni Rocks and the Villa San Michele, before enjoying some time at leaisure on this enchanting island.
Full Day Excursion from £63pp
Paestum Temples: Visit the temples and ruins of Paestum , founded by the Greeks in around 60BC and considered to be the finest of their kind. The nearby museum not only contains many fine sculptures which were excavated from the site but also the tomb paintings.
Full Day Excursion from £35pp
Pompeii Express: On this gentle, access-all-areas, walking tour of Pompeii, a professional guide will give detailed descriptions of the ancient Romans, their lifestyles, their day to day habits and activities. The excavations are brought to life for you, illustrating just how it was in 79AD.
Half Day Excursion from £29pp
Cruise to Positano: Discover the Amalfi Coast from the sea with a wonderful guided cruise from Maiori to Positano, passing Atrani, Amalfi and Praiano. There is also an optional stop to the famous Emerald Grotto. Positano is famous for its whitewashed cubes of houses, its cultural events and for the exclusive fashion sold in delightful little boutiques. There is free time for a walk through the beautiful alleys.
Half Day Excursion from £34pp