Compared to the hustle and bustle of cities like Milan, Rome and Florence,
the Amalfi Coast offers a decidedly more relaxed rhythm.
Located just south of Naples,
the Amalfi Coast Italy stretches from the Gulf of Naples
to the Gulf of Salerno. Its Mediterranean coastline is
dotted with thirteen picturesque villages including Positano,
Amalfi and Ravello.
If you are looking for an Amalfi Coast accommodation that is the height of Italian splendour, make sure to book a few nights at Le Sirenuse in Positano. This magnificent 63 room hotel used to be a private home owned by the Marchesi Sersale. In 1951, she began receiving guests into her abode. Featuring hand-made tile floors and airy vaulted ceilings, most rooms offer a terrace or balcony with stunning views. The hotel also has an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy champagne and oysters, before sitting down to dinner. One of the most enjoyable features of this hotel is their dining area – where over 400 candles are lit each night for the evening’s meal.
To fully enjoy an Amalfi Coast holiday, make sure to spend a little bit of time on the water. You can book an excursion through the hotel or if you prefer, you can rent a small motorboat or sailboat from a locally-based company and enjoy Amalfi Coast Italy at your leisure.
For a reasonably-priced Amalfi Coast holiday, book into La Pergola - a charming, family-run establishment within easy walking distance of the local beaches and Amalfi. The 12-room hotel features all of the standard amenities including full-menu room service. Many rooms offer balconies with ocean views which can be used while enjoying the hotel’s complimentary continental breakfast. There is also a restaurant boasting a full menu of homemade pasta, fresh vegetables and local Neapolitan favourites.
One of the most popular tourist attractions along the Amalfi Coast Italy is La Grotta dello Smeraldo (the Emerald Grotto). A must-see for visitors to the region, it is only reachable only by boat, many of which are available sailing directly from Amalfi. The grotto which features stalagmites and stalactites is filled with a magnificent green light because of the manner in which the light enters the cave.
Another popular tourist attraction while visiting the Amalfi coast is Pompeii. Spend a day walking among the ruins of the historic town that was savagely destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
If you are hoping to take full advantage of the Amalfi coast vistas, make sure to schedule a hike that runs from the town of Amalfi to the town of Scala. While the walk is somewhat strenuous, you will be rewarded with magnificent views. You"ll also find plenty of cafes and restaurants along the way to keep you well-hydrated and happy!
Located right next to the sea, the Villa San Michele is a hotel offering plenty of Mediterranean flair. Each room offers a view of the sea complete with its own balcony and features basic amenities including air conditioning and cable television. A beautiful seaside terrace offers sun-worshipers a relaxing place to nap. It features a private tree-lined walkway that leads directly down to the water. Villa San Michele is located in Ravello, a short distance from the prime tourist attractions and fantastic little boutiques for shopping along the Amalfi Coast.
Renting a villa would be another option for those looking to enjoy a prolonged Amalfi Coast holiday. Amalfi Coast villas can either be booked through a travel agent or reserved on line. Dotted through the towns all along the Amalfi Coast Italy, you can find villas that are located within walking distance of the beach and feature pools, gourmet kitchens and lots of bedrooms for extended family and friends.