The Amalfi Coast is, in many ways, the ultimate Italian destination. Its coastal scenery is arguably the finest in Italy, its hotels most exclusive and luxurious, and its historic cliff-top towns offer up breathtaking viewpoints along with unrivaled Neapolitan cuisine and hospitality. 

Located just over an hour south of Naples, spectacular simply does not do justice to this impossibly beautiful stretch of coast. Spanning approximately 50km along the southern flank of the Sorrento peninsula, a journey through the Amalfi offers a constantly changing palette of towering cliffs and isolated pebble coves, peppered with bursts of color from lemon groves, cascading bougainvillea, and the azure waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea below. 

Dotted along the coast are a series of graceful & gorgeous historic towns, each equally rich in character and history. Lose entire days walking the steep cobblestone streets of Positano, Sorrento, Ravello, or Furore, enjoying luxurious shopping and mouthwatering Neopolitan meals in-between visits to gorgeous terraced gardens and beautiful Byzantine cathedrals. If you’re feeling weary, drop by an attractive cafe or bar for a cool pick-me-up accompanied by jaw-dropping views.

The towns are linked by the legendary Amalfi Coast Drive. A strong contender for the world’s finest drive, your transfers along this incredibly scenic highway are an experience in their own right, linking the centuries-old towns through a series of breathtaking switchbacks and impossible cliff-top passes. Alternatively, beat the traffic by heading out to sea, drinking in the scenery from the comfort of a luxurious speedboat or yacht.

Add in day trips to captivating Capri, pristine hiking trails, delightful hidden beaches, and accommodation in a series of romantic boutique boltholes, and you truly have the dreamiest of destinations. Once arrived in the Amalfi Coast, you might find that you never want to leave!

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Originally from Toronto but now living in Italy, I’ve always been a traveler at heart. When I’m not planning your luxury European trip, you’ll find me hiking the Italian Alps or enjoying a lemon Spritz in Amalfi.

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When to visit the Amalfi Coast

As with the rest of Italy and the wider Mediterranean, the best time to visit Italy are the warmer months between April and October. However, as one of Italy’s leading tourist destinations, the tight lanes and thin beaches of Amalfi’s historic towns are especially busy during the peak summer months of July and August. With temperatures hitting a peak of 65-80F during this time too, it’s a time of year to avoid if at all possible. Instead, we advise traveling around the shoulder months of April, May, the early weeks of June, and then later in the year in September and early October. During these months you’ll typically find dry, clear days with temperatures hovering around 50-75F, and a much more pleasant touring experience with fewer other tourists around. 

 
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Where is the Amalfi Coast?

The world-famous Amalfi Coast is located in the Gulf of Salerno, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, approximately 1hr20m drive south of Naples and an hour south of Pompei. The area refers to a stretch of around 50km of intensely scenic coastline, starting from Positano in the west to Vietri Sul Mare in the east.

How to get to the Amalfi Coast?

Although well connected to Naples by rail, we recommend traveling to and around the Amalfi Coast by road. These journeys are simply unforgettable, with colossal cliffs and endless hairpin turns, but certainly not are for the faint of heart. On our private tours, you’ll have a private driver for all journeys – allowing you to just sit back and drink in the breathless scenery. 

How many days do you need on the Amalfi Coast?

We typically find a stay of at least 2 nights, ideally 3, is required to do the Amalfi Coast justice. You’ll need at least one full day to explore some of the key towns such as Positano, Amalfi, Ravello. A second full day will be required if you’d like to take a day trip to Capri. 

How much does it cost to go to the Amalfi Coast?

The Amalfi Coast has a reputation for glamour and luxury – with a price tag to match. Billed as the most expensive summer holiday destination in Europe, you will find hotel rates and bar prices at the higher end, reaching a peak in the high summer months of July and August. 

Is the Amalfi Coast worth visiting?

With its staggering beautiful ancient towns, jaw-dropping coastal scenery, and arguably the best beaches in Italy, the answer is a resounding yes! The region has been attracting the bright, bold, and beautiful of international travel for centuries…so why make yourself an exception!

 

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