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Amalfi Coast Holidays

Amalfi is often described as the crown jewel of the spectacular Neapolitan Riviera and quite rightly so: set beneath the majestic peak of Monte Cerreto, Amalfi’s colourful jumble of pastel-shaded buildings and sandy beachfront offers the best of Italy in one compact package. 

Reserved purely as a retreat for the upper classes in the 1920s, this picturesque seaside town is now a bustling haven and a great choice for holidaymakers. For many, the town’s historic cathedral is at the top of the list when it comes to sightseeing and is well worth the 62-step climb from the Piazza Duomo. With an impressive 11th-century campanile and a stunning interior adorned with intricate artworks by Andrea dell'Asta, this duomo is one of the most remarkable buildings found along the Amalfi Coast. Often overshadowed by the cathedral, the bustling piazza down below acts as a great centre point for the town and is the perfect place to stop for a coffee in a pavement cafe.

At the very front of Amalfi lies the harbour and beachfront – an area that becomes increasingly vibrant as summer sets in. The beach is small but perfectly formed and ideal for a spot of sunbathing, while the pretty beachfront promenade acts as a gateway to numerous restaurants and bars. Here, the staple cuisine is net-fresh seafood, often incorporated into classic pasta dishes. If you fancy something sweeter, then the local pasticciotti pastries filled with cream and fruit are delicious.

During a holiday to Amalfi, it’s also easy to hop along the coast to one of the other beautiful seaside towns, thanks to a network of easy-to-use bus and ferry connections. Spend an afternoon exploring the historic centre of Salerno or arrive by boat in Positano’s famously pretty port. 
Destinations in Amalfi Coast
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Amalfi
Amalfi is often described as the crown jewel of the spectacular Neapolitan Riviera and quite rightly so: set beneath the majestic peak of Monte Cerreto, Amalfi’s colourful jumble of pastel-shaded buildings and sandy beachfront offers the best of Italy in one compact package. 
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Conca dei Marini
Conca dei Marini is a tiny fishing village commune with just a handful of amenities, yet there is a quaint rural charm here that can’t be found in many other places along the Amalfi Coast. 
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Maiori
Maiori is perhaps best known for owning the Amalfi Coast’s longest stretch of unbroken sandy beachfront.
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Minori
Just three miles from breathtaking Amalfi is Minori – a pretty beach town that wouldn’t look out of place on a postcard.
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Positano
Holidays to Positano give you the perfect introduction to Italy’s glorious Amalfi Coast.
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Ravello
Holidays in Ravello take you to one of the most stunning locations in Italy, overlooking the spectacular Amalfi Coast, between the towns of Minori and Amalfi itself.

Excursions and experiences in and around Amalfi Coast

Experience more of Italy by adding an excursion to your holiday. To pre-book one of our specially selected excursions, please call our Italy Experts on 01293 762410*.

Handpicked Hotels in Amalfi Coast
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Tour Inspiration

Sorrento & the Bay of Naples Small Group Escorted Tour


At a glance
  • Enjoy a walking tour of charming Sorrento and its Italian delicacies
  • Exclusive to Citalia
  • Explore the picturesque Amalfi Coast and its famous towns
  • Maximum group size: 18
  • Stay in a grand hotel overlooking the Bay of Naples
  • Visit the ancient city of Pompeii and see the magnificent peak of Mount Vesuvius
  • Visit the island of Capri
8 days from £1799 per person
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Flight Information

The closest airport to the Amalfi Coast is Naples (NAP), which is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from Amalfi. Direct flights to Naples airport (NAP) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.

When to go

Like many coastal spots in Italy, the Amalfi Coast tends to be busiest during July and August, when you'll find tourists as well as Italians enjoying the hot weather and summer festivals that take place. A good time to go is May-June and September-October, when you can enjoy fewer crowds and good weather. Although the Amalfi Coast is mostly a summer destination, visitors during the winter can still enjoy quite mild temperatures and normally dry weather. However not all restaurants and shops remain open out of season.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Tipping

You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.

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Our recommendations

Insider tips from our well travelled team
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Erin Bridewell

O Parrucchiano restaurant in Sorrento is a beautiful place to dine, either indoors or al fresco among the lemon trees and fairy lights. I would highly recommend the cannelloni, which was actually invented there – the owners will be more than happy to tell you the story. 

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