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The Amalfi Coast, Italy
Amalfi's gorgeous coastline
Amalfi's coastline is located along the southern edge of Italy's Sorrentine Peninsula. It's visually stunning with it's sheer cliffs, turquoise seas, crystal clear grottos, rugged shoreline and pastel colored villages. Everywhere you turn it seems as though you're in an actual postcard! This area is really a photographers dream! From Amalfi you're able to visit multiple coastal towns in the vicinity including
We were lucky enough to spend a few weeks along this coast with our Italian exchange student and his family. It was such a wonderful experience to see everything through the eyes of a local!
Sights in Amalfi
Best times to visit
We happened to visit the Amalfi coast in August as it was the only time we could make it but we're told July and August are the "high season" with lots of tourists and clogged roads. I can validate that for sure, it was definitely very crowded. It's also the hottest time of the year to visit. According to locals, the best time to visit, if you're able is spring and fall.
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Views from our hotel in Amalfi
While in Amalfi be sure to visit the town center with its quaint little restaurants and hidden shops. Little courtyards await off side cobblestone streets with plenty of shopping and open air markets. There's no rhyme or reason to getting around this area, just let yourself wander and take in the wonder that surrounds you. Make sure you have a fully charged camera, you won't want to miss a thing. The views everywhere are just gorgeous.
Parking is very limited all along the coast. We happened to be with locals from Rome who had their own vehicles, it's suggested that if you don't have this luxury then it's best to hire a driver or take public transportation. There are many, many stairs everywhere you go on the coast so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Driving the streets on the cliffside is not to be missed though, the views are just glorious. Just be cautious of mopeds going in and out of traffic and sightseeing busses coming at you from all sides of what looks to be a ONE WAY road, but it clearly is not!
Amalfi coast by boat
Another spectacular way to see the coast from a much different perspective is by renting a boat or hiring a tour guide for the day to take you around by boat. The views from the water are just jaw dropping. When we were on the coast, we actually went on three different boating excursions! One we rented, it was a small boat with a motor that we operated, one we hired a driver and a larger boat to take us to Capri Island, swimming in the grottos and sight seeing and the last was a sail boat which our host family owned personally and we took that all along the coast down by Gaeta.
Top 10 Boat Rentals in Amalfi
- The Top 10 Amalfi Coast Boat Rentals - TripAdvisor
Top Amalfi Coast Boat Rentals: See reviews and photos of boat rentals in Amalfi Coast, Italy on TripAdvisor.