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Discover the magic of the Amalfi Coast on foot. Walk between charming villages on paths which cling to the mountains high above the deep blue Mediterranean.
The Amalfi Coast is where Italians go on holiday and for good reason. The scenery and lifestyle are of the very highest quality and to get a real flavour for Italy, Amalfi Coastal Trails is the trip to take. To really live 'la dolce vita' why not opt for the Amalfi in Style option and enjoy your time on the coast in Luxury.
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The Amalfi Coast is one of the most scenic stretches of coastline in Europe, and one of the top places to visit in Southern Italy – visit and you’ll understand why! It’s located in the Province of Salerno around 90 minutes by car from Naples airport. The coastal region is a string of picture-perfect towns perched against the cliffside where the mountains meet the sea. It’s well-known for its iconic winding roads which offers stunning views and connects the main coastal towns.
The Amalfi Coast is easily accessed, the closest airport is Naples which is around 90 minutes by car or 3.5 hours by public transport. You can check the bus timetables on the SITA website. The towns along the Amalfi Coast are tied together with the regular SITA bus service. The bus service is the most cost-efficient way to get around. A lot of people choose to rent a car and drive, but its recommended for experienced drivers only. The roads can be heavily congested, with a lot of hairpin bends. To make the most out of your holiday we would recommend to relax and take advantage of the well-linked public transport options.
On arrival at Naples airport, there are a few options to reach Amalfi. You can take a taxi transfer which would take around 90 minutes. If your booking through Macs, we can arrange this in advance. Alternatively, there are plenty of public transport options. We recommend the Curreri bus from outside the terminal, up to Sorrento which takes 1h15mins. From Sorrento, there’s a SITA bus to Amalfi which takes around 1h40 mins.
A lot of travelers head south to Amalfi after visiting Rome. Is a great idea as they are well linked together. Although the distance is over 130 miles it’s a relatively straight forward route by public transport or car. Take advantage of Italy's relatively inexpensive rail system. The train runs from the main train station Roma Termini to Naples Central Station. You can opt for the more expensive option, the high-speed train which takes just over an hour. Otherwise, the slower trains take around 2-3 hours to reach Naples.
Once you reach Naples the most economical option is to take public transport. There are no direct routes from Naples to Amalfi, the best option is to take the train to Salerno and then take the SITA bus to Amalfi. During the summer, it’s also possible to take a ferry from Salerno to Amalfi, Minori, and Positano, but these can be weather-dependant.
The secret to enjoying a visit to the Amalfi Coast is finding out which of the towns fits your style of travel. There is a great amount of variation between towns. If it's your first time visiting we would recommend a walking trip such as the Amalfi Coastal Trails which takes in the most popular towns of Amalfi, Praiano, and Positano. Although the towns are buzzing during the season, the walking trails take you far away from the crowds where the only sound you will hear is farmers clipping lemons in the distance. Those looking for sightseeing and a base to explore Naples and Pompeii should spend at least a few nights in Sorrento.
The Amalfi Coast is a popular region buzzing with tourists, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities and things to do. A visit to this beautiful region should be taken slowly. There are a few things that should most definitely be on your list. Firstly, to really experience this area and bask in those incredible vistas, take advantage of the walking trails. The most popular hike is the Footpath of the Gods, which you can find on all of our Amalfi walking trips. Take a boat trip and visit the glamorous isle of Capri. Relax by the beach, or soak up the culture with an aperitivo in one of the many Piazzas.
The Amalfi Coast isn’t just one spot, it’s a collection of different little towns and villages, surprisingly they all vary and have their own unique wonders. The secret to a relaxing trip is not to squeeze in too much, figure out where you want to base yourself and enjoy everything that this beautiful region has to offer. A few of our recommendations are:
A trip to the Amalfi Coast isn’t complete without a stopover in Amalfi itself. It’s a beautiful coastal town so relax and soak up the sunshine by Marina Grande beach, wander through the quaint but charming streets or visit the spectacular 11th-century Cathedral of Sant’Andrea. It’s the starting point of all of our Amalfi walking trips, the perfect base for exploring further.
Ravello will easily find its way to your favorite spots in Italy. It's set like an eagles nest with dramatic views over Amalfi Coast. It's not as crowded as Amalfi since it doesn’t have a beach which makes it feel slightly more exclusive. Where it lacks in the sand, it makes up for with stunning views. There's so much to see here, from the fascinating gardens of Villa Cimbrone to the buzzing atmosphere in Piazza del Vescovado. Each year it has an annual music festival at the Villa Rufolo which is a UNESCO World Heritage site
One of the most laid-back villages along the Amalfi Coast. Head to Marina di Praia, it’s the reason most people stop off in Praiano. It’s a small beach, surrounded by the most stunning cliffs, with shimmering turquoise waters. You can hide a boat, or enjoy paddleboarding or relax in the restaurant which is built into the cliff-side.
Positano is the most picture-perfect town. If you’ve seen a photo of the Amalfi Coast, it's probably Positano that you’ve seen. Expect pastel-colored houses and the most gorgeous views!
Let Macs Adventure organise your trip and you can explore of all these towns in one trip.