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Introduction to the Amalfi Coast:
must-see and things to do

In this page you find: Introduction to the Amalfi Coast, 7 Must-dos and Unusual thing to do in Amalfi Coast

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The Amalfi Coast is the southern slope of the Sorrentine peninsula and the Regional Park of the Monti Lattari, the "Milky Mountains": about 35 km long (20 miles) from the cape called Punta Campanella to Vietri sul mare. These mountains divide the Gulf of Salerno to the south, which the Amalfi coast is a part of, from the Gulf of Naples to the north which the Sorrentine villages belong to. Capri was the final part of these mountains until the last ice age, about 100.000 year ago, when it became an island.
The State road 163, called Strada statale 163 Amalfitana, is known as one of the most fascinating roads in the world: 50 km (30 miles) of narrow streets, scenic, dizzying and sometimes thrilling overlooking the sea. It connect the villages of the southern side of the peninsula. On this road, the typical Amalfi houses perch on the hills, among the labyrinth of ancient paths, and the famous terraced lemon groves. Punta Campanella, the most northern point, (to the northwest about 5 kilometers/3miles from Capri), is a protected marine reserve.
The villages of the Amalfi coast, which are all inhabited, are considered World Heritage and protected by the United Nations' agency Unesco, namely: Positano, Praiano, Furore, Agerola, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi, Atrani, Scala, Ravello, Minori, Maiori, Tramonti, Cetara, Vietri. Each of them deserves a visit. On the northern coast, instead, you have: Sorrento, Sant'Agnello, Massa Lubrense, Vico Equense, Meta (small parts of them also have a "window" on the southern slope, but they are not considered a part of the Amalfi coast).
        7 Must-dos during a holiday on the Amalfi Coast:


01. A full-day to visit Amalfi and Ravello: from € 10-15 in an open touristic bus. No guide. See bus timetable *          For guided tour hire a private guide.



02. Half day or full day for a boat trip (or kayaking) along the Coast, including a stop in Positano and in the          Emerald Grotto. From €30 euro p.p.




03. A half-day visit to Pompeii: from €35 euro p.p. (The charges for a guide and a bus are included).




04. A full-day or half-day. From € 15 euro p.p., with a guide.




05. A full-day to visit Capri, from € 36 euro p.p.




06. A full-day to visit Naples, from € 15 euro p.p., with a guide.











      7 Unusual things to do on the Amalfi coast:



01. Hitch-hiking! Or, if you have a car, give a ride to a local person: this is quite common for residents of the Amalfi Coast.
02. One-day from Maiori to Minori > Ravello > Atrani > Amalfi!  If you wish, make a stop in Ravello for lunch.
03. Ceramics master class with a local handicrafts man. Make your own ceramic souvenir!
04. Spend half day at home of a local family. from € 55 euro p.p. cooking class and lunch/dinner included.
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06. Blind tour: tell how much you intend to spend, and trust a local acquaintance who will offer you a nice place to chill out.
07. Find out your tour with the Jung psychological test.

Travel time by car:
From-ToDistances-Time
Roma- Salerno
270 km,  via autostrada A1  = 2h and 30 minutes.
Napoli-Salerno
56 km via autostrada A3  =  45-50 minutes.
Salerno-Maiori
20 km  = 35-40 minutes.
Maiori-Minori
1,5 km  = 3 minutes.
Maiori -Аmalfi:
5,5 km  = 15-20 minutes.
Maiori-Pompei
40 km (via Salerno-A3, via Valico di Chiunzi)
= 45-50 minutes.
Amalfi-Ravello
7 km = 25-30 minutes.
Amalfi-Positano20 km =  45 minutes.
Positano-Sorrento
16 km =  40 minutes.
Salerno- Bari
240 km =  2h and 30 minutes.
Houses in Amalfi Coast

Accommodations for holidays
with breathtaking view
Transfers from
30 € p.p.


Relax & enjoy the view with a professional car/boat transfer
Minicruises from
30 € p.p.


Boat trip along Amalfi Coast & Capri. Private or shared boat
Pompeii guided excursions

A must voyage in the past.
With private or shared guide

Cookery Classes
at home!


Join a local family for lunch or a special birthday.
Pick, Cook, Eat!
 
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