Amalfi Coast is an example of a Mediterranean landscape combining of great beauty and gripping drama: coastal mountains plunge into the sea in a stunning vertical scene of precipitous crags, picturesque towns and lush forests.
Legendary Positano and Amalfi are among the glittering string of coastal gems, while mountaintop Ravello has the glossy fame of its grandiose villas and Wagnerian connection.
Amalfi Coast gateway Sorrento is a handsome and venerable cliff-top resort that has miraculously survived the onslaught of package tourism.
Aside from its sheer beauty, the region is home to some superb restaurants and hotels. It is also one of Italy’s top spots for hiking, with well-marked trails providing a great means of getting away from the coastal clamour.
Expect to be surprised…
Expect to be enchanted…
Expect to come away wanting more…
This is what Amalfi Coast does best and we hope it will do it for you!
The Amalfi Coast remained relatively isolated until recent times, and could only be reached by sea. It was made more accessible to visitors from the construction of the Amalfi Coast road (the Amalfi Drive) which was started in 1815 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon. It is the only road that runs along the coast, and connects all the main resorts from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east. Today, a trip along the coastal road, now known as Highway 163 and referred to as the “Nastro Azzuro” (Blue Ribbon) because of the colour of the sea, which is always in sight, is a highlight of any visit to the Amalfi Coast. The road clings to the cliff-face, climbing past headlands and dipping down to the sea to reach tiny fishing villages.
The Amalfi Coast remained the preferred haunt of explorers, artists, composers, writers, celebrities, and poets, who were still attracted by its relative remoteness, until the 1950’s. It was then popularised by John Steinbeck, who wrote about Positano that “it is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone”. Today it is popular with thousands of tourists each year and has become one of Italy’s major tourist attractions. http://www.uniquecostiera.com/naplesAmalfiCoastHistory.html
Amalfi Coast in the Campania region of southern Italy has the typical Mediterranean climate. The weather turns quite hot in Summer; cool and damp in the winter. It can be foggy along the coast in winter, although there will also be bright, sunny days which will be tolerable due to the usually mild evening temperatures.
The best time to visit is April-June and September-October, when temperatures are the most pleasant. Read On